Last year my daughter started a pre-k class in January. When her first school Valentine’s Day came around, what did I know, I went to Target and bought a few packs of the stickers with Paw Patrol characters on the front and the “To: From: & Happy Valentine’s Day” written on the back. I filled everything out in pink with cute little hearts and sent my daughter on her way to school to hand out the cards.
When she came home later that day, with an adorable little mailbox that she had made filled with valentines, boy did I feel like a lame-o mommy… Many of the valentines that she received looked like they were professionally made, or at least straight off a Pinterest page. They were well thought out and oh so cute!
This year she has started in a new pre-school and seeing how some of the moms have done Halloween and Christmas, I know that I need to step up my Valentines Day game this year. I mean, the sticker cards are still totally fine but now that I’m seeing how things are done, I want to make something special for the other kids in the class. I like when my daughter gets excited to give her friends cute little things that she likes and can say she helped me with.
I’ve been looking on different sites and have put together some of my favorite ideas both for your kids to bring to school and also cute gift ideas for your own little Valentine.
FOR YOUR LITTLE VALENTINE:
J.Crew “Love You” Tights: Cute red cotton tights with a heart and “you” on each knee… is there a better way to say I Love You!? J.Crew
Tucker + Tate Hipster Briefs in Valentine’s Day Colors: So cute to pair with some heart pj’s! These stretchy cotton briefs come in a pack of 5 for Toddlers, Little Girls and Big Girls. $26 @ Nordstrom
J. Crew Glitter Heart Bag: This super cute glittery heart bag is a favorite amongst both of my girls. Multi-colored glitter makes this cute bag sparkle and shine. They love putting all their cute little belongings in it and carrying it around “like mommy.” Love it! $29.50 @ J.Crew
Vans Glitter Toe Sneakers: Your little one will love these cute Sneakers in chalk pink with a bright glittery design on the toe. Perfect to complete any pink Valentine’s Day ensembles! 34.95 @ Nordstrom
Vineyard Vines Cupid Whale Long-Sleeve T-Shirt: For that cool kid in your life! This shirt will bring everyone a big smile on Valentine’s Day. $29.50 @ Vineyard Vines
Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse: My kids absolutely LOVE the show If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond so I know this book would be a big hit! The stories are great with cute illustrations, perfect for the pre-school crowd… a definite this Valentine’s Day! $4.99 @ Amazon
Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George: Always a big hit in my house Curious George and his friends plan a party for Valentine’s Day and he gets into some mischief with decorations, balloons and glitter! Cute story for all ages. $7.33 @ Amazon
FOR THEIR SCHOOL FRIENDS:
Yum Earth Organic Pops & Gummies: My kids love the flavors of these lollipops and I love that they are organic without a lot of bad ingredients. Plus the Valentine’s Day edition pops have cute wrappers that you can fill in “To:/From:” on the back. These are definitely a cute and easy treat to send to school for friends in a goodie bag or even on their own. $4.99 per box @ Target
“Fish Bowl” Valentine: For a clever “School” valentine check out this goldfish bowl idea from Bliss Bloom Blog. Very cute idea and it can be given out to both boys and girls. DIY instructions and printable available at Bliss Bloom.
“S’More Friends Like You” Valentine: I love this one and will definitely be trying this one out for this Valentine’s Day! Find the instructions and DIY printables at Little Peanut Magazine.
“Glow Stick” Valentines: These are super easy to make and kids will love having fun with the glow sticks! Check out Kommunicated for the instructions and printables
“I Like How You Roll” Valentines: These adorable valentines plus a toy car make a great treat and you can buy different color cars to accommodate both boys and girls in the class! Check out Thirty Handmade Days instructions and printables.