My kids come home every day from school starving. Unlike most days though, I want to give them an extra special treat for Valentines Day, so I plan on having a special tray with these kids Valentines Day snacks ready for them. With a few dollars and a couple hours of preparation, you can surprise your kids with these tasty Valentines day treats.
Valentines Day Sweets for Kids:
- Milk (3/4 cup)
- Strawberry syrup (or powder), or fresh strawberries.
- Heart-shaped ice cube, or small silicone muffin mold
- Heart-shaped cookies
If you are using fresh strawberries, you will also need a blender. You will only need about ¾ cup of milk, but will require more strawberries than what you would normally use for flavored milk, because the ice cubes will need extra flavor in them. Pop the strawberries and milk in the blender and mix until combined.
If you are using a strawberry syrup or powder, combine about 3 heaped teaspoons with ¾ cup of milk.
Transfer your flavored milk to a mixing jug with a spout.
Pour the strawberry milk into the ice-cube or silicone muffin mold and freeze. You can make these a day or two in advance, or just pop them into the freezer for a couple of hours before the kids get out of school. I used an ice cube tray to make the hearts pictured.
Carefully remove the ice cubes from the mold and put them onto a small dish. Fill the kid’s glasses with milk and give them a small pair of tongs so they can put their own ice cubes into their glass. Add some cookies and straws to their special treat tray, and serve.
I love the chalkboard glasses. The kids never forget which glass belongs to them. Leave them a special Valentine’s Day message on their glass, or simply write their name on. My glasses are store bought, but if you want to make your own, pick up some chalkboard paint from your local craft store, you can either paint on a panel like this, or if you want to make your glass themed, paint on a heart. You will need to do a few coats, leaving each coat to dry before the next and you will need to do this a few days in advance.
Do you organize any special after school treats for your kids on Valentine’s Day? I would love to hear more about them.
Tonya Staab is a freelance writer, and the creative mind behind Create-Celebrate-Explore where she shares craft tutorials, recipes, party planning and travel tips. She has three kids (twin kindergarteners and a teen) and can often be found covered in flour and glitter.