Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a sugar fest! In fact, some schools now ban candy for Valentine’s Day. Here are some great valentines without candy ideas for kids to bring to school and share with friends.
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Fun No Candy Valentine Ideas for Kids
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It’s February, and that means it’s time for the traditional classroom valentine exchanges. These exchanges can mean a lot of sugar. Luckily, I’ve got some fun no candy treats you can send instead!
Nobody outgrows bubbles! These keep kids entertained, can’t make a very big mess if they make a mess at all, and can be played with outside. Triple win.
Hand out these tiny foam airplanes and then challenge the kids to a “who can fly the furthest” contest outside.
Reviews indicate that these tiny building sets may be challenging for younger children, but I think they’d be a hit with older kids.
There are so many fun Valentine themed stickers kids can hand out these days! These are usually pretty affordable, too, although they don’t always have a place to add recipient names. You can solve that problem by glueing them onto a larger sheet of construction paper with a name and message.
Sticky Hands and Similar Toys
Mini Valentine Themed Mazes
Mini Activity Books
Tiny notebooks are also popular!
There are so many fun Valentine fidget toys! Wacky tracks (pictured above), Valentine fidget spinners, mini pop bubble toys (we gave these out last year), stretchy strings, slime, and ” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener nofollow”>sequin key chains to name a few. Price ranges vary widely for these, in our experience.
There are some really fun free printable activities that you can include with valentines for a no candy DIY version! Try these printable mad libs, this word search, or this I Spy printable. The new printable site Beeloo also has some cute printable valentines you can download for free!
What ideas for valentines without candy would you add to our list?