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Non-candy Valentine ideas for kids

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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.

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25+ Non-candy Valentine treats for kids

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

Non-candy Valentine ideas for kids: LEGO, paint your own hearts, playdough Valentines, Valentine necklace kit

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Put together a DIY salt dough heart, red paint and a paintbrush to make an adorable paint your heart kit.

Kids love LEGOs so just place a few in a mini jar and you got yourself a cute LEGO Valentine.

Use your favorite play dough recipe, a few pony beads and a heart shaped cookie cutter for these play dough Valentines.

A Valentine necklace kit in clear tube containers. It’s just darling!

Non-candy Valentine ideas for kids: watercolors, heart balloons, heart stamps and dinosaur Valentines

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.

Non-candy Valentines with printables

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)


Non-candy classroom Valentines

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!


Non-candy Valentines for kids

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.


DIY non-candy Valentines

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.


Non-candy Valentines for kids for school

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.

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