Of course, as grown ups Valentine’s Day is all about wining, dining and romance — but what about our little ones? Forget the days of generic V-day cards from the grocery store with superheroes on them, this year step it up a notch and get creative!

Pinterest (the best place on Earth!) directed me to the NurtureStore website which boast 250+ Valentine ideas. But, because you don’t have time to sift through TWO HUNDRED posts about cupid, I did all the hard work for you.

Below are the top 5 (in my opinion) ideas for a creative and crafty Valentine’s day with your little ones!

5. Nothing says love like a V-Day muffin!
Click here for the recipe. Fun to do with your kiddo or for your kiddo!

4. Make an art heart <3 heartlacing8.-1024x640
This project teaches fine motor skills, manual dexterity, concentration and patience…plus, the finished product is awesome. Link.

3. Make your own globe…your OWN globe!!
Talk about creative, this little idea will be a keepsake for years to come and it’s soooo much better than finger-painting on construction paper. Get the deets here.

2. A bear hat for Valentine’s day? Yes.
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Warning: Cute Overload! Feel like knitting? Then click here.

1. Create an Valentine’s Day art journal.
Too many ideas for just on project? Then this is a great way for your kiddies to collect all of their creativity in one place. Link.

BONUS: Valentine’s Day sensory box or time capsule.
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Depending on the age of your little one a sensory box could be a great idea to help develop motor skills and sensory perception in younger children. Also, creating a time capsule could be a yearly tradition or a one time thing. In honor of V-Day, fill the capsule with things you love and open it years down the line.

Happy Valentine’s Day! xo