Happy Jell-O Week! 7 Fun Valentine's Jello Recipes for Kids

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Did you know this week is National Jello Week? That’s right folks, Jello has its own dedicated spot every second week of February. I’m from Utah and Jello is a big deal here! In 2001, Jello was declared Utah’s official state snack. I didn’t know states had snacks, but after learning they do, it only makes sense for Utah to take dibs on Jello.


Every family or neighborhood get together comes fully equipped with a Jello concoction. Cottage cheese, carrots, fruit and pretty much anything else out there can be molded with Jello. It’s jiggly, colorful goodness is a favorite with kids! Now, I’m not a Jell-O pro myself, but on the occasion that I make it, I’m a hero. Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and Jello can be the perfect snack to help celebrate the love. While you’re working on these Valentine’s projects, why not show your love with one of these fun snacks! I know my kids would love me if I spruced up the holiday with some fun, finger-lickin, jiggly, colorful, Valentine treats!

Happy Jello Week and Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Valentine’s 5-Layer Finger Jello 1 of 7
    Valentine's 5-Layer Finger Jello
    These red and white striped little goodies look like so much fun! If you have a heart shaped cookie cutter, you can have these festive treats for Valentine's. With only 3 ingredients, it's easy for kids to help too.
    See the whole recipe here from The Food Librarian
  • Valentine’s Creamy Jigglers 2 of 7
    Valentine's Creamy Jigglers
    Yummy! Creamy Jigglers! If your kids like Jello gelatin and Jello pudding, they'll LOVE this combination of both.
    See the whole recipe here from Kraft Foods
  • Valentine’s Jello Hearts 3 of 7
    Valentine's Jello Hearts
    These look like such a pretty dessert that's kid friendly and perfect for the holiday. The good news is, they're easy to make!
    See the whole recipe here from The Hungry Housewife
  • Striped Valentine’s Jello 4 of 7
    Striped Valentine's Jello
    Here's a different variation of the striped Jello. I love how the Jello is filled in fancy glasses! It's so pretty and another bonus...easy to make!
    See the whole recipe here from The Joy of Jello
  • Jello Popcorn Balls 5 of 7
    Jello Popcorn Balls
    Ever thought about mixing Jello and popcorn? Like I said before, pretty much anything can be molded with Jello! This makes popcorn so bright and festive! Pick your favorite Valentine color and have fun!
    Find the recipe here at The Gourmet Mama
  • Valentine Jelly Pops 6 of 7
    Valentine Jelly Pops
    How about a Jello popsicle? Kids love to eat these year round and I'm sorry, but popsicles don't get much prettier than that!
    Find the recipe here from Taste for Adventure
  • Jeweled Jello Hearts 7 of 7
    Jeweled Jello Hearts
    Here's some jewels that won't break the bank. These sparkly, shiny, colorful hearts are a pretty addition to Valentine's Day.
    Find the recipe here from She Knows

Are you a Jell-O-making-mama? Would your kids like to help you make any of these?

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