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5 Valentine Gift Ideas for School Kids

I really enjoy helping Liz get her valentines ready for school. I remember when I was a kid sitting at our kitchen table with my mom going thru the class list and making sure I had a valentine for each one. I can only hope that Liz will have the same memories. This year I have turned to Pinterest for ideas again….

Great ideas that your kids can take part in for creating a valentines gift for their friends, classmates and other family members.

These are some of my favorite Valenties gift ideas. I think they would all be great for a school aged child to make and give to their classmates.

Salt Dough Hearts! 

Make them into necklaces, bracelets, magnets, the possibilities are endless!!

salt dough hearts

 

 

Chocolate Covered Pretzels!

Yummy! And Festive!

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

 

Love Bugs!

How cute are these little guys!?

Valentines Love Bugs

Circle of Hearts Bracelet!

If you child loves Rainbow Loom this is a great option. Or if they are like mine and hardly ever touch it, it’s a great way to use up all the bands she “just had to have”

Cirle of hearts rainbow loom

 

Cupcake Holder!

What a great way to make sure everyone gets one and keeps them safe during their travel to the school and home again. *If they make it home 😉

Cupcake in a cup

 

 

Did you make Valentines with your child this year? Or do you have a favorite one you’ve made in the past? Share it below.

 

 

 

Gifts and How to Save on Gift Giving … A to Z Challenge

There is a lot of money to be saved when it comes to giving gifts. I found this out the hard way when my daughter started school. In junior kindergarten she was invited to about 10 birthdays! Most of these I had about a week (or less) notice. So I ended up having to buy a lot of gifts at full price. I have a maximum amount I will spend so I had to work a bit harder to keep under budget. Fast forward to today, there are a lot gifts we give out during the year. These include birthdays, Christmas, Easter, weddings & baby gifts just to name a few. We have a large group of friends that we love as well as nephews, parents, siblings and of course our family of 5! Wow thinking about all of it reminds me I need to start budgeting for Christmas now.

Save money of gift giving. We all give gifts thoughout the year why not save some money too.

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