DIY Valentine’s Day School Lunch Ideas
Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, and while I don’t do anything particularly celebratory with my husband, I do like to give my kids a little something to show them that I’m thinking about them as they head off to school.
I pack my kids’ school lunches every day, and so it is the perfect place to give them a little something special to open. I try to keep the treats simple, so I’m not toiling away in the kitchen all over a school lunch, but here are a few easy treats to throw together that take almost no extra time at all, and your kids will have a lunch that brings a smile to their face.
Apple hearts: Slice an apple into circle discs and use a small heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut the core out into hearts. Pack in their lunch box for a special surprise.
Xs and Os: Pretzel sticks make the Xs, held together with a dab of melted chocolate that has set, and grapes make the Os.
A Special Sandwich: Use a large cookie cutter to cut a sandwich heart, or make biscuits for lunch and cut them into hearts before baking.
A jar of hugs and kisses: I generally don’t pack sweets in the kids’ lunches, but what better day to give them something extra for being so sweet themselves?
Rice Krispies Treats hearts: Rice Krispies Treats are an easy one to shape and mold into something special. Make a heart or just mix in a few Valentine’s candies in the bar form to create a holiday treat.
Do you do anything special for your kids on Valentine’s Day?