My children receive oodles of candy every Valentine’s Day. But we don’t really eat candy at our house, with the exception of some chocolate chips or sprinkles on ice cream. Yum! So I always feel terrible dumping out the candy they receive.
There are many ways you can help your children give their friends a little Valentine’s Day love without resorting to candy. Everyone still feels the love and no one is in danger of cavities. It’s a win-win!
Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Ideas for Kids
Bubbles : Wrap a sticker or string with paper that reads: You Blow Me Away!
Balloons: Wrap a sticker or string with paper that reads: Love is in the air!
Nuts: Place a sticker that reads: I’m nuts for you on the package of nuts. Just be sure to only use this one in a classroom that allows nuts and has no related allergies.
Straws: Wrap a sticker that reads: Sip Sip Hooray! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Playdoh: Stick a circle sticker on a small tub of playdoh that reads: I think you’re ah – DOH – able!
Most of all, have fun with this! It’s time to get creative and crafty. Get your children involved and spread the non-candy Valentine’s Day love!
And Five More Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Ideas for Kids
Race car: Hot glue a small race car to a sheet of cardstock that reads: You Make My Heart Race!
Apple: Give an apple in a bag that reads: You are the apple of my eye!
Stickers: Give stickers with a note that reads: I’m stuck on you!
Clementine: Give a clementine in a bag that reads: You’re a cutie!
Toy airplane: Give a toy airplane with a note that reads: You’re just “plane” awesome!