I received such great feedback from my Countdown to Christmas activity bundle, that I decided to create a similar one for Valentine’s Day. Today I’m sharing exactly how I made this fun scratch-off DIY Valentine’s Day Countdown so you can recreate it for your own kids!
I’ve also teamed up with a group of mamas on Instagram to each make our own DIY Valentine’s Day Countdown. Make sure you check out their adorable creations as well for even more inspiration! I’ll link them all at the bottom of this post!
Scratch Off Countdown Bags
I associate Valentine’s day with sweet treats and acts of kindness. Instead of daily activities (like my Christmas countdown), I wanted this one to be filled with small surprises. My kids will be able to scratch off a message and open one bag each day leading up to February 14th.
The best part about this DIY is that it is so customizable. It can also be really inexpensive, too! You can include whatever treats and surprises you want to give your kids. I went to the Target dollar spot to find a lot of the items I used.
Below I am listing the supplies, directions, and 14 treats I chose, but I have also included a ton more suggestions for you to pick from!
Scratch Off Note Cards
White Paper Lunch Bags
Mini Clothes Pins
Sharpie Marker or Pen
14 different treats, surprises, or activities with the fun phrase from the suggestions below (I went to the dollar tree to find most of my prizes.)
Decide on 14 treats, surprises, or activities you want to give your little one. As I stated above I wanted a mix of healthy and yummy treats as well as a few inexpensive prizes. I found everything at the grocery store (or currently in our pantry) and at the Target dollar spot. In total, I spent less than $20.
Once you have chosen the 14 treats, surprises, or activities, use your marker to write a message on each of the scratch-off cards. (See below for cute messages).
Attach each card to a white bag, fill with the corresponding surprise and secure it closed with a clothespin.
Number the bags 1-14 so your child has one to open each day of February leading up to Valentine’s Day.
Treat, Surprise, and Activity Suggestions
- You’re a real “cutie!”- cutie oranges
- You’re not “sour”, you’re sweet! – Sour Patch Kids
- I “wheelie” love you! – toy cars
- You’re “a-doh-able!”- Play-Doh
- I’m ” bananas” for you! – bananas
- You’re so “sharp”! – Valentine’s Day pencils
- You’re “awesome-sauce”! – Apple Sauce pouches
- You “rock!” – Pop Rocks
- You’re so “bright!” – Crayons
- You’re the “apple” of my eye – apples
- You make my heart “glow” – glow sticks
- You have a “pizza” my hear – coupon to buy or make pizza for dinner
- I love you to “pieces” – Reese’s Pieces
- “Donut” you know I love you – coupon to get donuts for breakfast
Even More Ideas!
-You are “extra” awesome – Extra gum
-You “blow” me away- bubbles
-Have a “ball” today- bouncy balls
-You make me “burst” with happiness – Starburst
-I’m “lucky” to have you – Lucky Charms
-You make my heart “pop” – popcorn
-I love you “berry” much – strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries
-I’m “stuck” on you – stickers
-Life without you is un”bear”able – gummy bears
-I’m a “sucker” for you – Tootsie Pop Suckers
-I’m “nuts” about you – mixed nuts
To see out even more fun DIY Valentine’s Day Countdowns, check out these other mamas’ ideas:
I hope you enjoyed this fun DIY Valentine’s Day Countdown! If you recreated it on your own, I’d love it if you tag me on Instagram so I can see it! Thanks so much for reading! XOXO