This year I have 3 kids who need to take in Valentines for their class. Whew! We make our own Valentines, so I just made sure to get everyone motivated to start early this year. It’s fun to individualize it and get the kids to think about each child in their class, and it’s a great way to spend free time without media!
For the boys, I found these awesome snack packs in Target. Since the schools like packaged food, and I do not, I thought this was a great compromise to make everyone happy…..and it’s still a sweet little treat without being candy. The extra added bonus is that they are cholesterol-free, whole grain, gluten-free and verified NON-GMO. WOW! I would not have sent in anything if I hadn’t have found something like this. They were definitely more expensive than a big bag of lollipops or other candy, but I found a way to make it work in the budget. I think it’s important to lead by example with your kids. They will get plenty of candy from other classmates, so this mixes it up a bit!
I found some inexpensive bags to put them in, along with their homemade valentines. I think it turned out great!
Timerie made valentines as well, and we will tape a pencil to each one for her preschool class. There are a few food allergies there, so I wanted to steer clear of food with her classroom. Her’s turned out great as well.
I was also asked to bring in a topping for Jacoby’s class. They are having ice cream sundaes, so I volunteered to bring in Maraschino cherries because I knew there was a dye-free NON-GMO option at Publix. These are the same cherries I used on Jacoby’s Pineapple Upside Down birthday cake.
For Elias’s class, I offered to bring in strawberries. There you go……I have done my part to contribute treats for the classrooms this year that are as healthy as possible for Valentine’s Day.