February is the month of love! While your tiny tot may not be in love, a homemade Valentine’s card is the perfect gift to give to their little daycare friends. If you’re wanting to avoid going out to the store and buying your standard Valentine’s Day cards, you’re going to want to keep reading today’s blog. The team at Toddler Town Daycare in Chicago love making homemade Valentine’s Day cards! We’ve dug up a few fun and creative ideas that you can do right at home with your kiddo. Check them out!

You’re Awesome Sauce Valentine!

Looking for a healthier alternative this Valentine’s Day? This is the perfect option! This play on words is a fun, easy, and tasty way to give a healthy treat this Valentine’s Day. With a simple printed cutout on the top of a single-serve, strawberry applesauce, you’ve got an adorable little treat to giveaway.

You’re Awesome Sauce Valentine’s Day craft instructions can be found here.

Favorite Fish in the Sea

We love a good play on words, and this particular Valentine’s Day craft idea is loaded with them! Another tasty, easy Valentine’s Day treat that you can give this year are goldfish. This particular craft is easy to do, unique, and so fun! Essentially, you use a clear gift bag to give the illusion that the goldfish crackers are inside of a bowl. With the help of the printout from Bliss Bloom Blog, you can have adorable Valentine’s Day cards in no time. 

Fish Bowl Valentine’s Day craft instructions can be found here.

Heart-Shaped Rice Krispy Treats

If you’re a fan of sweets, but you don’t want to give the typical candy, then a heart-shaped rice crispy treat is a great option! Rice krispies are relatively easy to make and, with the help of a heart-shaped cookie cutter, are the perfect fit for Valentine’s day. If you really want to make this a sweet treat, dip the rice krispy treat into some white chocolate (or some pink chocolate if you add food coloring), and add some fun sprinkles to the top. Now you’ve got an incredibly beautiful, tasty Valentine’s Day treat for your kiddo to hand out to their friends. 

Find a sweet Valentine’s Day Rice Krispy Treat Recipe here.

You Sure are A-DOUGH-rable! 

The last Valentine’s Day treat that we are going to cover in today’s blog is one that kids of all ages will appreciate. If your little one loves getting their hands on things, you can count on them loving this idea too! Playdough is a fantastic option for younger kids because they are all about sculpting and playing with texturized items. If your little one likes helping you make things, opt for homemade playdough that is easy to make, affordable, and makes for a great memory with your kiddo.

Check out this homemade playdough recipe here.

Be our Valentine, and Enroll Your Little One Today

Whether you’re looking for the perfect daycare or preschool facility for your child, you can count on the team at Toddler Town Daycare! We have worked hard on creating a thorough curriculum and educated and trustworthy staff. If you browse our website, you’ll find that we have plenty of parent resources, information on our financial assistance options, and enrollment forms that you can print at home. Feel free to contact our office with any questions or for assistance with enrollment, and we would be more than happy to help.