Make Valentine’s Day Extra Sweet

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By Rachel Wells

It’s February, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and love is in the air.

Go ahead and decorate the house with red hearts, and get ready to celebrate and have fun with your loved ones.

Whether you are looking to celebrate with super sweet gifts, tasty treats, or by creating memorable activities and surprises for your family, our ideas are guaranteed to help you get started on creating your perfect Valentine’s Day!

Treats

Chocolate Pretzel Hearts

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place mini pretzels on a cookie sheet. On top of each pretzel, add one chocolate heart candy. Place the pan into the oven for about 1 min (you don’t want the chocolate heart to melt too much and loose its shape). Press a red or pink colored M&M, candy heart, or sprinkles on the top. Let them cool and enjoy!

Valentine’s Day Popcorn

Pop some kettle corn and put it in a bowl. Melt white chocolate in the microwave and stir it into the popcorn until it’s coated. Before the chocolate hardens, top with mixture with sprinkles and candy hearts. Let the popcorn cool on a cookie sheet, chop up into bite sized pieces, and serve.

 

Crafts

Fizzing Heart Art

Cut hearts out of watercolor paper, and place them on a foil lined cookie sheet (to contain the mess you are about to create). Have your child spread baking soda onto each paper heart. Pour vinegar into cups, and add different colors of food coloring into each. Have your child use a dropper to squirt vinegar onto the baking soda covered hearts. Keep making the fizzy reaction until the fizzing slows down, and most of the baking soda has dissolved. Dump off any extra vinegar, and lay the hearts on a paper towel to dry. This one kept my kids busy for almost an hour!

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Candy Heart Stacking

Use candy hearts and wooden craft sticks to see how tall of a tower you can design combining just those two supplies.

3D Shapes

Challenge your child to build a heart shaped structure using only heart shaped fruit snacks and tooth picks.

Activities

Valentines dance at home

We talked about being a little “extra” this year, so why not host a Valentine’s Day party or dance at home? Grab a chocolate covered rose and invite your family members to the party. Grab some balloons, pick up a heart shaped pizza, eat ALL the treats, and dance the night away in the living room together! Sometimes the simplest ideas become the greatest memories.  

We hope these easy and creative ideas help you make this Valentine’s Day with your loved ones even sweeter!  



For more Valentine’s Day science experiments check out this post!


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