How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a Healthy Way
This Valentine’s Day, indulge your little sweethearts without causing/contributing to massive sugar overload by trying out some or all of the following tips.
- For your child’s school Valentine’s party, send in colored pencils, cool erasers, stick on tattoos, or bubbles as tokens of their friendship.
- Don’t tempt your child with sweets. Instead, write them a sweet note or poem (on really fancy paper) and hide it. Then, send them on a scavenger hunt to find it.
- Your time is one of the most meaningful gifts that you can give. Plan a picnic (that involves a hike), gather wood together for an outdoor bonfire, or go to a rock-climbing wall.
- Make your own Valentine’s Day treats together (recipe follows).
Valentine’s Day Sun Catchers
You will need:
Muffin tin (of your choice)
Melt beads in tin in 400 degree oven. Once melted, remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature and pop out. Punch a hole in the top, tie a pretty ribbon, and stick it to a card-stock paper with a Valentine’s message!
On a personal note (from recent experience), DO NOT use silicone baking cups/dishes as they will catch fire! However, my daughter will always remember the night we made a fire in the oven!!!