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Fun Alternatives for Valentines Day for Kids

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We love Valentines Day. Especially Valentines Day for kids.

Who am I kidding. We loved any holiday affiliated with chocolate and eating.

However, if you find you are in the V-D-Day rut, here’s some super-cute-fun ideas to to a fresh twist on this holiday of hearts.

Fun and Unique Valentines Day Paper Toys from The ToyMaker: I personally know Marilyn Scott Waters and not only is she very talented, she is a HOOT! I really like her paper toys and her Valentines notes and toys don’t disappoint.

We really like her Valentines Elephant:

Click the image to get the full pattern
Click the image to get the full pattern


 Happy Campers

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Click image to get full pattern

International Book Giving Day: Put a fun spin on Valentines Day by getting some books into the hands of kids:

International Book Giving Day
International Book Giving Day

Three simple ways to celebrate International Book Giving Day!
1. Give a Book to a Friend or Relative. Celebrate International Book Giving Day by giving a child a new, used or borrowed book.
2. Leave a Book in a Waiting Room or Lobby.Choose a waiting room where kids are stuck waiting and there are few to no good books available. Purchase a good book, and deposit your book covertly or overtly in your waiting room of choice. The goal here is to spread the love of reading to kids, so choose a fun book, nothing controversial.
3. Donate a Book.
Wrap up a box of children’s books that your kids have outgrown and get them in the hands of children who could really use a book or two. Donate your books to your local second hand store, library, children’s hospital, or shelter.


I plan to do a school visit with some books in hand and surprise some Little People with the gift of a book on Valentines Day!

What are you doing different this year?


About Becky Flansburg

Becky Flansburg is freelance writer, blogger and virtual assistant living in Northern Minnesota. A dedicated mom to two beautiful kids, her veteran blog is filled with laughter and love about the joys parenthood. Becky is also committed to helping women realize their work-from-home dreams, enjoy life beyond the cubicle and find clarity in the work/life/family balance. Connect with Becky via her website, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest