valentine's day

Cupid's Popcorn Mix

We tried a new popcorn recipe this weekend when we had a movie night and watched Valentine's Day movies and it was a HIT! Cupid's Popcorn Mix is great for a family movie night or would also work great in little bags for classroom treats!

This recipe is easy to make and tastes so yummy and the best part is you can be totally creative with what items you use in it. 

Here's what you need:

  • 1 cup of unpopped kernals or microwave popcorn 
  • Chocolate melts (from the Bulk Barn) - we bought red, white and pink for Valentine's Day but you could use whatever colour you want
  • Valentine’s Day colored sprinkles
  • Valentine’s Day Smarties
  • Parchment paper or tinfoil
  1. Make popcorn per your preferred method
  2. When popping is complete, remove from heat and spread popcorn in a single layer on parchment paper or tinfoil on a tray. Try to remove any unpopped kernels at this time.

 

3. While popcorn cools, melt bag of white chocolate chips/bark  in a microwave safe bowl at 30 second increments until completely melted.

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4. Coat popcorn with the chocolate and mix without smooshing the kernels

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5. Immediately follow by decorating with Valentine’s or decorative sprinkles & smarties. You can also use cinnamon hearts, marshmallows, chocolate chips, jujubes or any Valentine's Day candies. 

6. Allow 1 hour for chocolate to harden.

7. Break into pieces and store in an air tight container or baggies. 

Enjoy and try and share ;) 

Don't forget to download your Valentine's Day printables HERE

Valentine's Day Kabobs

My son is so excited to be making Valentine's Day Kabobs again this year for his class! Each year, the teacher asks for healthy food snacks for their class party. I love being able to make something that is fun and healthy and so these are the perfect combination!

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This year, we are going to make them using heart shaped confetti instead of sprinkles. My younger son is also excited to take them in for his class this year too! 

Here's what you need:

  • skewers
  • strawberries
  • banana
  • pineapple
  • big marshmallows
  • chocolate chips or melting chocolate discs
  • milk
  • sprinkles or confetti of your choice 
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Here's how to make these kabobs:

1.  Cut up your fruit. 

2. Melt the chocolate in a glass dish in the microwave with some milk in it to make it creamy and smooth for dipping. 

3. Dip your strawberries in the chocolate. 

4. Dip the marshmallows in the chocolate and then in the sprinkles. I used two dishes so that my boys could dip one and then the other easily.

5. Skew all of your items onto the skewers. 

Enjoy!! 

Valentine's Day Ideas and Printables

With Valentine's being such a fun occasion for my boys, I decided to do a fun and unique type of Valentine's for their classes this year! You can also print these and use them for your child's class or daycare or friends! Keep reading and you will see the printable below! 

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For my older son's class (Grade 1), we are doing Tic Tac Toe game board Valentine's. How cute are these?! 

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This is a fun and interactive way for your kids to give their friends a little treat and then they can play tic tac toe with their treats! Click on the photo below by left clicking on the photo below and printing the form for your kiddos to use! 

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For my younger son, he really wanted to give his class suckers and so we made these fun and adorable Valentine's. I love that he can write his name this year and love how proud he was when he wrote them out! 

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With this one you will need an adult to make two incisions on the Valentine with a sharp knife so that you can slide the sucker through....

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Here's the printable for you! To download, left click on the photo and save it to your computer or phone. Then print. 

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Be sure to check out our Seasonal Valentine's Day Boxes HERE! Get yours before they are gone!! 

Valentine's Day Craft and Snack Ideas

Valentine's Day is right around the corner!  We love decorating and doing craft for Valentine's Day. I love keeping the crafts that my boys do and seeing each year their reaction when I bring out the previous years crafts. I like to display them and decorate with them We also enjoy doing fun food on Valentine's Day and it's amazing how the kids remember the little details. Here are a few ideas that you can do for some creative activities and recipes. 

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Softest Valentine's Day Playdoh (Cinnamon or Cherry)

Here is our go to recipe for the softest playdough ever! 

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  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 tsp of cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • food colouring or kool aid. For Valentine's Day we've used red food colouring and cinnamon extract or cherry kool aid. 

Mix flour and salt together. Add water, food colouring or kool-aid and oil. Knead well. If consistency is too wet add more flour and if too dry, add more water.

I went to the dollar store and bought some heart shaped cookie cutters. The boys loved creating hearts and making Valentine's Day notes in their play dough and we gave each other love hearts! So cute! 

Another idea is to make Stamped Heart Art with various items that you can use for stamping. 

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You can make just plain art or make cards for family members. 

Here's what you will need:

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  • Paper plates
  • Paint
  • Various items to use as stamps. I used a toilet paper roll taped to the shape of a heart, a potato, a sponge and a cookie cutter. You can also use corks, apples, stamps from the dollar store or foam heart shapes. 
  • Paper (I cut ours into a heart shape and then you can fold it in half for a heart shaped card!)

Simply place paint on the paper plates and have the child stamp the various pinks, reds and purples (Valentine's Day colours) onto the heart and let dry. Voila! 

The other thing I love doing for Valentine's Day is surprising my kids with a snack or breakfast for them as a sweet thing to do to tell them I love them! Here's a couple of ideas...

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Don't forget to check out our Valentine's Day boxes available now and SAVE 10% off with a $50 order or more on Single Boxes with code BOX10. Check them out HERE.  Here are the options for children ages 3-7: 

We also have an option for children 8+:

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Also, if you order before January 31, you can subscribe and get your first box in February with a Valentine's Day theme. Subscribe HERE