This is the perfect addition to your family’s Valentine’s Day! The printables for these Valentine’s gifts for kids point them to God’s great love!
I’ve got to admit that I’m a sucker for holidays. I love a good celebration. The cute finger foods and crafts just make me all giddy. But mostly, I love any good excuse for gift giving. Ribbons and bows and neatly packaged gifts are definitely my love language. I relish the opportunity to bless my kids with something that I know they will love!
A few years ago, I started a fun tradition for Valentine’s Day. I wanted to give my kids a few special treats, but mostly I wanted them to grasp how much they were loved. I included a few verses that shared God’s love with them, and I wrote them each a little letter that told them how much I loved them. I detailed all the things they did well and the things that made me such a proud mama. I put everything in a sweet little basket and watched as they enjoyed it.
I wasn’t surprised that they loved it, but I couldn’t have fathomed how much they would. In fact, last year’s letters still hang on the walls next to their beds. I read it to the boys almost every night. Even though they can now read it themselves, they still request to hear it in my voice. I’ve gotta tell you—it melts this mama’s heart!
So as I begin preparing for these Valentine’s gifts for kids, I thought it would be fun to make some printables to share with you!
Making your Valentine’s Gifts For Kids
The sky is the limit when you are filling your basket. You can stick with just the items I included or add more according to your kids’ interests. I try and keep it pretty simple if I can.
Each of the items in the basket has a message of truth that relates to the item. I bought one of each of these things for each child:
Juice box—> “My soul thirsts for You, O God.” The juice box reminds us of how our souls thirst for the Lord. We think we’re thirsty for things in the world, but ultimately it’s Him we crave.
When choosing a juice box, apparently the days of the short and fat juice boxes are gone. I could only find tall and skinny ones in my store. Keep that in mind when you are shopping. The one in the picture is Juicy Juice.
Band-aids—> “Jesus is stuck on you.” These bandaids remind us of how nothing can separate us from Jesus. He is near and “attached” to us. When life is challenging, this is such an important truth to remember.
Since different brands of bandaids are different sizes, I went with the Band-Aid brand assuming most of you could find it. Not to mention, they have the cute little characters that my kids enjoy, and that’s what makes this gift super fun anyway!
Socks—> “You knock my socks off.” Parenting is tough. Some days it feels like all we do is correct and discipline. That’s why this message of love is a reminder that you not only love them, you like them! On the back of the label, you can write something about each child that makes you really proud.
I love buying cute socks for my kids on special occasions. It’s just a frivolous thing that they rarely get otherwise. The $1 bin at Target is usually full of fun ones.
Candy bar—> “‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus.” Sweet. Candy bar. Get it? This is one of those specialty Valentine’s bars that they usually sell for $1. The wrapper doesn’t quite fit around it because it’s so large. I just taped it in the back. The wrapper fits regular bars just fine, though, if that bothers you!
Pack of Gum—> “Jesus chooses you.” This reminds kids that God “chewses” them. He is near and gracious. Every time they reach to get a piece of gum, they will remember. God chose me. He cares.
Gum packs are interesting these days, too. I made this one to fit the rectangular packs that are most common in the checkout lines.
Starburst—> “God’s heart is bursting for you.” One thing we as humans can doubt is the love of God. We doubt if He’s actually good and actually fighting for His kids. This pack of Starbursts will remind your kids that God loves them and is for them!
This is your standard pack of Starburst candies. The red packaging makes it perfect for Valentine’s Day!
The Letter—> I tuck away each letter in a pretty envelope and stick it in the back of the basket, so it’s not pictured above or below. Nonetheless, I didn’t want you to forget about it, so I listed it here. As I mentioned above, my kids treasure this letter every single year. It’s become one of the sweetest family traditions that we have!
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Through practical tools & Bible-based resources, Kim Sorgius is dedicated to helping your family GROW in faith so you can be Not Consumed by life’s struggles. Author of popular kid’s devotional Bible studies and practical homeschooling tools, Kim has a master’s degree in education and curriculum design coupled with over 2 decades of experience working with kids and teens. Above all, her most treasured job is mother and homeschool teacher of four amazing kiddos.