Who knows what Valentine’s Day looks like during a pandemic. What we do know, it’s likely going to be very different than previous years. But, this doesn’t mean Valentine’s Day is canceled. Let’s just adjust. Today we’re sharing ideas for some non-candy valentines. This post has been updated for 2021.
First of all, let me be clear that I don’t think that we need to avoid candy and treats on Valentine’s Day on some sort of principle. It’s a holiday! Treat it up!
However, I know that a lot of schools have rules about bringing food treats in for sharing so in the interest of making valentines safe for all kids, I’m all about giving out non-candy valentines for the classroom.
Kids not in the classroom? Make special deliveries to doorsteps this year!
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Printable Non Candy Valentine Cards
We’ve found some really cute printable valentine cards you’ll want to include with your sweet gifts! We’ve linked to the coordinating card under the valentine gift idea.
Non-Candy Valentines for the Classroom
Bubbles – My kids might pretend like they’re too cool for bubbles, but if a herd of bubbles floats their way there is no way they can resist running through it. Good, clean fun!
Need a bubble valentine printable? We’ve got you covered.
Bendy Pencils – Every kid needs one so why not make it a fun bendy pencil?
You’re All Write free printable valentine for kids.
These a-doh-able printable valentines work great with the mini cans.
Heart Shaped Sunglasses – 30 little ones all rockin’ these shades is just too cute!
You Make My Day Bright printable valentine easily ties onto sunglasses.
Mini Puzzle Books – A fun, quiet activity for kids that parents just might stash for another day!
Slap a printable, sticky name tag to each book and you’re done!
Rulers – Fun, useful, colorful and the sort of thing we never seem to have around when we actually need it.
And yes, there’s a “You Rule!” printable!
Alternatives to Candy Valentines
Crayola Coloring Books with Uni-Creatures and Mer-Creatures or Crayola Crayons– Mostly because I think these “You Color My World” printables are too freaking cute for words.
Whistles – Parents will hate you, kids will love you. The true mark of a great gift if you ask me.
Plus, you gotta love a good pun with this printable!
Emoji keychains – My daughter would flip if these made their way into her valentine mailbox!
Don’t forget your emoji printable!
Dinosaur toys – Doesn’t every kid go through a dino phase?
Tape one of these dinos to the dinosaur joke printable valentines found here and you’re set!
Bouncing balls – These mini bouncing balls come in fun, neon colors (perfect for when kids lose these little guys, they are easily spotable)!
Looking for a DIY sweet treat for Valentine’s Day? You’ve got to make what we call Cupid Crunch! A tasty, no-bake recipe that can be whipped up in minutes.