Valentine's Day parties at school are coming and chances are there is at least one child in the school with a food allergy that can lead to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening reaction. It's really popular to make cute and clever Valentine's for kids to take to school for their friends, most often with candy attached. This would be a great year to make fun Valentine's that don't involve food, even if your school has no food restriction requirements. There are tons of adorable and creative things to do this Valentine's Day.
Take a look at these blogs for great ideas for sweet Valentines that don't include food:
- Princess Pinky Girl shows you how to make melted-down crayon hearts, ruler gifts, glow stick Valentines, felt bookmarks and easy friendship bracelets.
- Amazing Mae has a fun printable word search.
- A Thrifty Mom has Love Bugs.
- Feathers in Our Nest has printables to attach to bubbles, bouncy balls, Hot Wheels cars, PlayDough and Crayons.
- Funky Polkadot Giraffe shows you how to make fox bookmarks.
- It's Written on the Walls has a tutorial for a Valentine's pencil box.
- Dandee Designs has a printable pdf to attach tiny magnifying glasses.
- Take a look at Jazzever's heart painted stones, that fit perfectly in little hands.
- And for the knitters, Knit Purl Gurl has little, crocheted heart tags.
Teach your child about empathy and compassion this Valentine's Day, by caring for their classmates that may have food allergies or other health ailments that makes food not-so-fun.
For more information about how you can support families impacted by life-threatening allergies, contact Anaphylaxis HQ.