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Top 5 Sustainable Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids

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Curated with love by Under the Nile

Like any holiday, Valentine’s Day can often be tricky to navigate for parents that are seeking to raise their kids in an environment that’s fun without being wasteful. We wanted to see what creative things eco-minded moms and pops were coming up with to share the love with their little ones, and found some pretty cool ideas to share with you! Here are the top ten we came across:

1. Warm Hearts

Mommy blogger Maureen at Maureen Cracknell Handmade makes crafting with your baby loves fun and simple. These heart shaped sachets she made with her little ones are the absolute cutest.


Photo by Maureen Cracknell Handmade

2. Valentine Animals

Ever wonder what to do with your toilet paper tubes after they’re all used up? Try making these adorable animals out of them!


Photo by ZiggityZoom

3. Plantable Paper Hearts

What better way to share the love than with a little bit of nature? These easy-to-make baby-sized plantable paper hearts are not only cool because they’re made out of recycled materials—they can be planted and start to grow in the spring!

Photo by Inhabitat

4. Vegan Strawberry and Raspberry Cheesecake Hearts

Make your Valentine’s sweet with a baking day—these mouth watering mini cheesecake hearts are super healthy and cute!

Photo by the healthy family and home

5. Endangered Species Fun

Make a fun activity out of eating socially responsible chocolate together, like this fun Endangered Species chocolate—each 3oz. bar wrapper talks about an at-risk species and some of the profits even go to conservation efforts! Be sure to stay away from chocolate with the bad-for-you and unsustainable palm kernel oil!


What activities are you planning in your home? We’d love to hear from you in the comment section below!


  • Kerry: February 11, 2016

    What cute ideas! <3

  • Jennifer L.: February 11, 2016

    We make heart shaped fruit leathers, peppermint lip balm, and little felt heart pouches to put them in. We also do “secret heart totes” courtesy of Sparkle Stories (we enjoy their Valentine stories too!). The girls love making little totes, filling them with lip balm, lightly sweetened cookies, and date-nut truffles and then secretly hanging them on door handles around our town. The totes all say, “You are Loved!” We like your additional ideas too!

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