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.
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:
- Handmade Valentine Heart Shaped Crayons from The Nerd’s Wife
- Candy Filled Hearts from The 36th Avenue
- Valentine’s Hershey Kisses Mice from Practically Functional
Looking for a great place to find Valentine treats?
- Candy Girl Confections has anything and everything you need.
- The Secret Chocolatier has something for your serious chocoholic.
- The Fresh Market always has a great selection of traditional Valentine’s treats.
- Tastebuds Popcorn can mix up a special treat for your special someone.
- Suarez Bakery has what you need for the class party treat.
Some fun things to do with family happening this week…
February 13 @ 10am-4pm
Latta Plantation Nature Center
Don’t miss this annual event of fun, and fairy wonder.
February 13 @ 11am (Festival at 10am)
Don’t miss the symphony concert especially for children
February 13 @ 11am
Barnes & Noble – Morrison
Don’t miss this Valentine’s themed storytime with coloring and activities to follow.
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.
February 13 @ 11am & 2pm, and February 14 @ 2pm
Discovery Place Kids
Enjoy storytime, and have fund making crafts for loved ones.
February 13 & 14 @ 12:30pm
Charlotte Nature Museum
Learn about love and courtship in the bird world.
February 13 @ 10am-3pm & February 14 @ 1-4pm
Experience the love in the air as the kids make Valentine’s crafts.
February 14 – During Bistro Hours
American Girl Doll Store – Southpark
Make Valentine’s memories with Dad through crafts, games and food.
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