Some Valentine鈥檚 Day recipes are Pinteresting and some are totally Insta-worthy. But others aren鈥檛 exactly on the level of a professional baker, and that鈥檚 okay. It鈥檚 fun to cook with the kids and not worry about creating those picture-perfect treats, so long as you create picture-perfect memories. Helping out in the kitchen is a super-simple way to inspire creativity and help your kiddo explore math and science concepts. Spend some QT with your sweetie (AKA your child) and whip up some of these Valentine鈥檚 Day treats.

1. Large Batch Strawberry Cupcakes: It鈥檚 almost the school V-Day party, and your kiddo wants to actually bake the treats you signed up to bring. This large batch strawberry cupcake recipe is the pretty pink solution. Your child can measure, mix, stir, and cover these little gems with colorful sprinkles. (via Sprinkle Bakes)

2. Donut S鈥檓ores Sundae: You can鈥檛 get much more decadent than this. The traditional s鈥檓ore graham sandwich stacker gets a Valentine鈥檚 Day upgrade with donuts, ice cream, and sweet little heart-shaped sprinkles. Just watch out for the sugar rush. (via Mini Monets and Mommies)

3. Valentines Hearts Milk Ice Cubes: Add a splash of science into your kitchen fun with this easy Valentine鈥檚 Day recipe. Your curious kid can explore the liquid to solid (and eventually solid to liquid) transformation with these oh-so-cute cubes. (via A Subtle Revelry)

4. Strawberry Love Bugs: These adorable strawberries add a pinch of healthy eating to your Valentine鈥檚 Day treat-making. And then there are the creatively cute faces. Your littles can let their imaginations run loose in creating different love bug characters. (via Wing It Vegan)

5. Red Velvet Pancakes: Desserts aren鈥檛 the only treats that scream, 鈥淗ey, it鈥檚 Valentine鈥檚 Day!鈥 Start the day off with these hearty (literally) pancakes. Even though your tot can鈥檛 help you with the cooking, they can do the measuring and mixing for you. (via Baking Bites)

6. Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookie Cups: So you say you want to go with a non-traditional Valentine鈥檚 Day treat. You can forget about the candy hearts and chocolate roses in this one. Turn your kiddo鈥檚 fave sandwich into a sweet treat, and make it festive by using a strawberry, raspberry, or another berry red jelly. (via Liv for Cake)

7. Cherry Funfetti Valentine Cookies: Spending a chilly February day in a warm kitchen with your mini chef is the picture of perfection. And so are these cookies. They鈥檙e cherry-licious, funfetti-filled, and easy to bake. (via Amy鈥檚 Healthy Baking)

8. Chocolate-Strawberry Hugs: This oatmeal yumminess is great for Valentine鈥檚 Day morning. It鈥檚 a step above plain cereal (okay, several steps above it) and easy to put together with your child. (via Chocolate Covered Katie)

9. Mermaid Seashell Macarons: Don鈥檛 worry about taking a fancy French pastry-baking class before trying this recipe out; you can use store-bought macarons. Choose a Valentine鈥檚 Day color/flavor and put these beauties together for a holiday party at home with family and friends. (via Aww Sam)

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