Looking for fun fast Valentines snacks for your kids that won’t take a ton of prep time? Here are 15 of our favorites.
While Valentine’s Day is commonly known as a day to celebrate romantic love, in our home we choose to celebrate love of all kinds. Honestly, February is a bit of a dreary season around here as it’s still pretty cold.
Last Valentine’s Day I drove the girls to a homeschool get-together where we exchanged Valentine’s Day cards with our homeschool friends. And of course, we enjoyed a wide variety of fun fast Valentines snacks! True, some were healthy. And some, not so much.
So we look for fun Valentine’s crafts, cupcakes, card patterns, and new dessert recipes to add some cheerful color and fun to our homeschool routine.
I’m always watching out for fast fun Valentines snacks to bake, like this one for Air Fryer Cherry Hand Pies.
This year I’m also experimenting with a white chocolate raspberry hot cocoa bomb.
I should have the recipe up on Monday! Here it is!
And now, if you’re looking for something a little healthier, here’s a quick list of ideas for Valentine’s Day snacks to roll out in minutes.
15 Fast Fun Valentine’s Snacks
One of the cool things about this list is that it’ really easy to come up with healthy snacks that don’t take much time to prep. And that’s because of the traditional Valentine’s Day colors: white, red, and pink.
Tip: bookmark or save this to your phone so you have this list at your fingertips when you’re looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day snack
Try any of these fruits and vegetables fresh on a plate. Serve with a dip…or not.
Many of these red, pink and white vegetables and fruit make great dried snacks as well. (Try drying strawberries in a dehydrator – SO good!)
Fast Fruit and Veggie Snacks for Valentine’s Day
- Red Delicious Apples
- Red grapes
- Sliced Red Peppers
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Radicchio (okay, so none of us like the taste of this. But it is really pretty!)
More Simple Valentine’s Day Snacks for Kids
It’s easy to add a few simple “sweet” treats to your homeschool day snacks without spending a ton of time in the kitchen. Here are a few ideas I’ve used to add some last-minute fun on Valentine’s Day.
- Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out peanut butter and jam sandwiches. I’ve also used this for ham and cheese sandwiches.
- Mix 1 cup of strawberry or raspberry yogurt with 1 teaspoon honey for a pink fruit dip.
- Add a couple of drops of red food colouring to a container of vanilla frosting to make it pink. Then frost some store-bought plain biscuits.
- Add multi-coloured sprinkles….to pretty much anything. I’ve even made cinnamon toast and sprinkled it with red and white sprinkles!
- Make red jello with a dollop of vanilla ice cream, or whipped topping.
More Last-Minute Fun Valentine’s Day Snacks
If you have a little more time to spend creating Valentine’s Day goodies to share with your kids during your homeschool day, give some of these a try!
Taste of Home 55 Last Minute Homemade Valentine’s Day Treats
Good Housekeeping 48 Last Minute Homemade Valentine’s Day Treats for The Ones You Love
Country Living 41 Best Valentine’s Treats – Heart Shaped
Pinterest 101 Valentine’s Day Treats to Make With Your Kids
It’s Always Autumn 25 Easy Valentine’s Day Treats to Make with Your Kids
Bonus: Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids
Happy Wednesday! Every year I go searching for holiday activities for my kids. Sometimes I spent hours trying to find fun activities for my kids. So this year, I joined forces with some of my fellow homeschool bloggers to bring you some super fun Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids. Check them out!
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Valentine’s Day Unit Study from The WOLFe Pack
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The History of Valentine’s Traditions from Homeschool on the Range
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Love songs from Musicals from Music in Our Homeschool
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DIY Felt Fortune Cookies Valentine’s Day Craft + free Valentine printable from Making Room 4 One More
Create these DIY felt fortune cookies to make a sweet Valentine’s Day craft. Your kids will have a great time with this simple craft.
Valentine’s Day Language Arts Resources for Homeschooling Families from Whole Child Homeschool
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Make Some Easy Sweetheart Popcorn For Valentine’s Day from Our Crazy Adventures in Autismland
Make a fun treat with your kids and learn the history of Valentine’s Day!
How to Have a Valentine’s Day Homeschool Party from Everyday Graces Homeschool
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Valentine’s Chocolate Pudding Cream Cheese Frosting from Homegrown Motherhood
Valentine’s Chocolate Pudding Cream Cheese Frosting – this fast and easy 5-minute frosting is easy enough for your kids to make. And don’t be surprised if it becomes part of their favorite Valentine dessert!
27 Valentine’s Day Books for Kids from Heart and Soul Homeschooling
Fun and favorite Valentine’s Day books for kids to fill your book basket this month!
5 Valentine’s Day Snacks that Teach About God’s Love from Stand Up, Reach Out
Whisk in some Faith lessons with your Valentine’s day goodies! These 5 fast fun Valentines snack are low-prep and easy. And they teach kids how to love God and others (and they’re so simple, your kids can make them on their own next week!)
Story Time: Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch from Orison Orchards
‘Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch’ is one of those special, inspiring books that will help you see the world a little differently. This fun Story Time activity includes some fun, Valentine-themed literature activities and an easy snack to enjoy with your little ones.
Got older kids? This unique Valentine’s Day Craft Idea will have you and your children creating a beautiful upcycled Book Page Paper Heart Garland! This fun art project is something every tween and teen will enjoy making and you’ll be happy to display!
Do you have an easy Valentine’s Day snack to make in under 15 minutes?What about a favourite Valentine’s Day tradition or craft?
If so, I’d love to hear about it!
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