Valentine’s Day was such a fun holiday for us this year. My four year old daughter had so much fun handing out and receiving valentines at school. She completely understood that the purpose of the holiday is to celebrate the love you feel for friends and family. She has a real sweet tooth and loved that she brought home so much chocolate. Today I found the perfect use for all the leftover chocolate; we made yummy s’mores!
The funnest part of preparing the treat was guessing the flavors before we turned the chocolates into s’mores.
You only need three ingredients to make the s’mores.
- graham crackers
- leftover Valentine’s Day chocolates
We are in Arizona and it’s not cold enough outside for a real fire to make traditional s’mores. Instead we opted to use the microwave.
Using a microwave safe plate, stack a chocolate and marshmallow on top of a graham cracker.
Microwave for approximately 15 seconds to melt the chocolate and marshmallow.
Top with a graham cracker and your dessert is complete. You might be surprised by the flavors you discover. This orange s’more was my favorite!
The s’mores were a yummy treat my daughter and I made together. What a great family activity!
I feel like Valentine’s Day snuck up on me this year. I’ve been working on fun valentines for my daughter to give to her begindergarten classmates but I had not yet completed valentines for my own pre-k students yet. Yesterday I came up with a very inexpensive and quick valentine to share with my students.
I purchased a box of donuts from the grocery store and found Valentine snack bags at the dollar store. I created the bag topper and simply folder it over the top of the treat bag. I secured the topper with a staple on each side.
If you would like to make your own, simply click on the image below, copy, and paste into your own document. You can personalize the valentine by having your child write their name next to the heart.
Depending on the size of your bags you may need to make the image smaller or larger. Be sure to leave equal space above the writing when you print so it can be folded over the bags. I printed mine directly onto pink construction paper.
Frugal and quick projects are my favorite!
Do you remember the super cute “I am thankful for…” Shrinky Dink Necklace I shared at Mom Endeavors last year?
My daughter and I will be making a few this week to send to grandparents for Valentine’s Day. Instead of using the thankful theme, we are making “I love you because” necklaces.
A few weeks ago I co-hosted an entire week of the SheKnows TV Daily Dish show. Each day I shared a fun and easy kids craft. I had a great time teaching the host, Cathy Rankin, and her daughter how to make a journal page shrinky dink necklace charm.
Shrinky Dink Necklace video tutorial via SheKnows Daily Dish
You can watch me co-hosting an entire week with kids crafts at The Daily Dish on SheKnows TV. This week I’ll be sharing all the videos here with great ideas on how to incorporate these projects into Valentine’s Day crafts.
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