Eleven easy Valentine’s ideas for kids that don’t include candy
Ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day at school and at home
Easy candy-free ideas for kids at Valentine’s Day (that are also free of licensed characters!)
Heart Shaped Crayon Rocks
Thrifty Class Favors: Pencils + Sticker Boxes
Thumbody Loves You Valentine Cards For Your Child To Make
Threaded Hearts Valentine Cards (good for fine motor practice too!)
Give a Book That Explores the Theme of Love
I know you’re shocked that as a children’s book blogger, I’m suggesting that you give your child a book for Valentine’s instead of candy! Seriously though, this can be a lovely way to explore the many kinds of love. Be sure to inscribe the first page with a love note for your child!
Valentine Scratch Off Cards
Make a Love Notes Notebook
This one is great for parents who want to get their kids to practice writing without realizing that’s what they are doing. Make your a child a notebook for love notes to write back and forth with each other. As you can see I got really fancy with mine!! I’m sure you could do something much prettier looking if you wanted.
What’s more important is the first letter to your child that you write inside. Let them know that if they ever want to write a note (or draw a picture) for you they can. Tell them they can also expect more love notes from you in the future. They could even tell you when they need a love note by giving you the notebook.
Reasons I Love You Jar
Bee My Valentine Card with Beeswax Lip Balm
At the Polka Dot Chair, you’ll find adorable bee-themed Valentine’s templates, including one that can be attached to beeswax lip balm. I love ideas that make practical gifts look fun!
What other ideas do you have for celebrating Valentine’s Day with kids?
Share Your Love Printable Mailer
Encourage your child to send a picture or note of love to a grandparent or someone else who’s far away with this printable all in one letter/mailer. It’s available for free to my email subscribers as part of my resource library, along with lots of other fun craft and literacy activities.
Download my Bucket List for More Valentine’s Activity Ideas
Download and print my Valentine’s Day Bucket List for Kids to get lots more ideas for fun and easy ways for kids to celebrate love.
What are your favorite ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the children in your life? Share in the comments!