It’s January and we may or may not still have some candy leftover from the boys’ trick-or-treating last Halloween. There is only so much candy that a kid can eat per day. Or their mom would allow them to 🙂 . With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I suggest we skip the sweets. Instead let me show you how many non-candy Valentine ideas for kids are out there. LEGOs, play dough, heart balloons, heart stamps, jump ropes, bouncy balls, kinetic sand – so many options! The list also includes some healthy Valentine treats, like goldfish and apple sauce – a nice break from all the candy.
Most of the treats on the list come with free printable and instructions. Some are 100% handmade Valentine treats, like the heart shaped crayons, while other require buying a few supplies and printing out labels.
25+ Non-candy Valentine ideas
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Hit the dollar store for some watercolors. Add the watercolor gift tag and you’re done.
Heart shaped balloons with Love is in the air tags – easy and so cute!
Attach a heart stamp to these beautiful heart stamper Valentine cards and your job is done!
My boys would love these dino-mite Valentines.
These bullseye valentines feature a pencil outfitted as a cute arrow.
The lip balm Valentines aren’t only cute but also useful.
Pair valentine pencils and heart sharpeners to go with the ” Valentine, I think you are really sharp” printable.
Tiny animal valentines – perfect for boys (and girls)
Got some googly eyes handy? Make these cute “I have my eyes on you Valentine” cards.
Playdough Valentines will be always appreciated by kids.
“You make my heart glow” Valentines on a budget.
The loom band bracelets need a bit of planning but they are so much fun!
A jump rope Valentine great for kids of all ages.
I know my kids love bouncy balls and would appreciate a bouncy ball Valentine.
Glittery pencils to go with a Cupid’s arrow Valentine? Yes, please!
When you have boys who are into cars , it’s only natural to come up with a cute car Valentine.
Sparkle creativity with a DIY heart crayon Valentine.
These mini kinetic sand Valentines will get kids super excited.
Bubbles are fun and so are these “You blow me away Valentines”.
A ruler Valentine is cool and useful.
Pair an apple sauce cup with a cute “Awesome Sauce” printable.
Who would say no to a goldfish bowl Valentine?
Another car Valentine but a different printable.