Valentine’s Week is here. Time to bust out the iPad and search your Pinterest app for THE perfect valentines for the kids to “make” for their friends. Look no further…we’ve done the searching for you.

Valentine pencil

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valentine glow stick

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I love an easy, cute printable from the web, and I love it even more when it’s FREE. Check out these four, gathered by Life With Fingerprints. Need to find the treats to go with? Get the gumballs at Candy Girl, the pencils and glow sticks at Michael’s, and the Airheads at Target.

If you need to be super crafty, here are some serious Valentine ideas for you:

valentine crayon

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Looking for a great place to find Valentine treats?


Some fun things to do with family happening this week…

Fairy House Festival

February 13 @ 10am-4pm

Latta Plantation Nature Center

Don’t miss this annual event of fun, and fairy wonder.

Charlotte Symphony Lollipops

February 13 @ 11am (Festival at 10am)

Knight Theater

Don’t miss the symphony concert especially for children

Love Monster & The Last Chocolate Storytime

February 13 @ 11am

Barnes & Noble – Morrison

Don’t miss this Valentine’s themed storytime with coloring and activities to follow.

Family Day

February 13 @ 12:00-4:30pm

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Spend the day at the museum with the kids with hands on activities, tours and more.

Valentine’s Day Celebration

February 13 @ 11am & 2pm, and February 14 @ 2pm

Discovery Place Kids

Enjoy storytime, and have fund making crafts for loved ones.

Love Birds

February 13 & 14 @ 12:30pm

Charlotte Nature Museum

Learn about love and courtship in the bird world.

Happy Hearts Day

February 13 @ 10am-3pm & February 14 @ 1-4pm

Experience the love in the air as the kids make Valentine’s crafts.

Meal & Memories with Dad

February 14 – During Bistro Hours

American Girl Doll Store – Southpark

Make Valentine’s memories with Dad through crafts, games and food.

Sunday Fun Day

February 14 @ 1-4pm

Mint Museum Uptown

Meet artists, create a collage, take a scavenger hunt and more on this HEART and Soul Sunday Fun Day.

This is such a fun holiday for children. Sharing cards with their friends at school, talking about love and being kind and caring for others. Sometimes as adults, we get caught up in the “in love” part of Valentine’s Day, and grumble about how it’s a stupid holiday…it’s fun to watch the pure joy of celebrating child-like LOVE through their eyes.

Save the Date:

February 19-21: LEGO KidsFest @ Charlotte Convention Center

February 20: Fossil Fair @ Schiele Museum of Natural History

February 26-March 5: Junie B. Jones The Musical @ Matthews Playhouse

March 19: Disney LIVE @ Ovens Auditorium