Updated: January 25, 2024
By Emily Kitchin, Pretzel Kids content intern
Valentine’s Day is almost here again – a day to show love and appreciation for those you care about – including children!
We get it: candy is a great go-to for kids. But, what if you want to give children something that promotes well-being and love – in a creative way? What if you want to practice self-love and self-care and show kids through example just how important this is?
We’re here to help you out with 6 mindful Valentine’s Day gifts for kids, teens and yogis. Take a look.
mindful valentine’s Day gifts for kids
1. Make your own Bouquets
Regular floral bouquets may not appeal to everyone, so why make your own with the kiddos? The concept is simple: You can use construction paper or tissue paper to make flowers of your very own. This idea is not only adorable, but thoughtful too. Kids will be thrilled to make their own special bouquet!
Better yet, you can incorporate a themed bouquet into a themed Pretzel Kids yoga class! Now this will make for some mindful valentine’s day gifts for kids!
2. Get Crafty With Valentine’s Day Slime
Slime-making is a very popular activity among kids these days. Fortunately, it is very easy and (fairly) mess-free to make! Kids will have a blast creating and playing with Valentine’s Day-themed slime. This gift idea provides both a family-oriented activity and a fun keepsake for children to play with and enjoy afterwards.
And, like bouquets, you can even add a special slime activity to a pop-up yoga class or winter family yoga activity!
3. Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels
We know that chocolate isn’t always healthy but on a special occasion – like Valentine’s Day – why not serve up chocolate in a way that’s fun and tasty? (And, psst, here at Pretzel Kids yoga, we love pretzels!)
With this in mind, we suggest a Pretzel Kids Yoga Valentine’s Day, complete with chocolate-dipped pretzels! You can make and decorate your own treats and even buy healthy pretzels in the natural food aisle of your local grocery store. You can even mix it up by dipping strawberries, bananas, kiwis and other fruits of your choosing.
4. Pretzel Kids Yoga!
What’s better than celebrating Valentine’s Day in Pretzel Kids yoga style? We offer special yoga events and can bring a Valentine’s Day themed kids yoga class to your child’s school, scout troop, daycare center or anyplace else! This experiential yoga gift is bound to bring joy and fun into your day of love!
5. Valentine’s Day Kids Yoga Pose Cards
Nothing says “I love you” like printable Valentine’s Day yoga cards for kids! And luckily Pretzel Kids makes the perfect Valentine’s Day themed printable pose cards – for kids of all ages! Better yet, they are less than $6! Can’t beat that, right? 👉Head over here to purchase and download Valentine’s Yoga Cards for your kiddos!
6. Let’s Hear it for Books!
Here at Pretzel Kids yoga, we love books! There are plenty of Valentine’s Day themed-books available for kids but to get a jump-start, check out The Day it Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond, Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane deGroat and Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond. Better yet, check out our top picks for mindfulness books for children and teens!
Wrap it Up!
These 6 mindful Valentine’s gifts for kids will surely warm children’s hearts on Valentine’s Day. Whether you opt for sweet treats, a Pretzel Kids yoga class or event, or huggable toys, we hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
And psst: Want to learn fun winter yoga poses for kids? Whether you’re interested in learning how to teach yoga to children, how to become a youth yoga instructor, or simply want to do fun poses with children, we’ll show you how in our new free e-book! Just click on the button below and grab your very own ebook with our ‘Top Winter Yoga Poses for the Whole Family!’
Emily Kitchin is a content intern at Pretzel Kids.