Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time to let the little ones in your life know how much you adore them. Rather than bombarding them with mountains of sugary sweets that can easily get trapped in their tiny teeth and put them at risk of developing cavities, why not use the holiday as an excuse to do something memorable together? Here are some ideas to help you do just that.
Sweet Treats to Enjoy
It wouldn’t feel like Valentine’s Day without some type of heart-shaped treat to indulge in. In place of chocolates and caramels, make mealtime festive and healthy by trying these fun ideas that your children are sure to love as much as the sweet stuff:
- Heart-shaped pizza, pancakes, or miniature sandwiches
- Pink & red fruit kabobs (made from watermelon and strawberries)
- Chocolate dipped strawberries, apples, or pineapples
- Pomegranate seed ice cubes for their water
Creative Activities to Try
Along with eating yummy sweets, Valentine’s Day give you and your child the perfect opportunity to be creative together. Whether you are making homemade surprises for your little one’s class or simple gifts for each other, the memories are sure to last well passed February. Here are some ideas to inspire you:
- Hand-painted wooden picture frames
- Foam heart wreaths
- Love Bug paper hats
- Heart-shaped paper tube binoculars
Fun Places to Go
Let your child know how much you love them by bringing them to a fun place this Valentine’s Day. If it’s a school day, plan an afternoon date to the park, a movie, or a friend’s house. The fun doesn’t have to stop when you get home, though! Have one more Valentine’s surprise waiting for them when they walk through the door, such as a word search puzzle, coloring book, or Mad Lib game.
The friendly team at Kids Dental Group hope you and your child’s Valentine’s Day is full of love and smile-friendly fun! For all of your pediatric dental needs, contact us today or stop by one of our convenient office locations in Markham, Richmond Hill, and Stouffville.