Last Updated on February 1, 2024
Recently, I shared with you some fun ideas for an epic Valentine’s Day Breakfast! I have been on the hunt for some adorable candy-free Valentine ideas for kids. You’ll surely be the favorite mom in the class by having your child pass out a fun yet candy-free gift they’ll get to enjoy! I’ve made it easy and created a go-to list for you along with a few FREE PRINTABLES that go with my DIY Lego Crayons!
1. Lego Crayons
This is such a fun activity for kids to do whether it is Valentine’s Day related or not. They’re a creative twist on old broken crayons upcycled into a fun new crayon! Amazon has a ton of different molds in endless varieties suiting your child’s interests ranging from hearts, letters, trains, stars, monsters, animals, etc.! Check the different options out here.
2. Love Balloon
Who doesn’t love balloons? In addition, this is such an exciting valentine in my kids’ eyes. Typically, kids absolutely love balloons!
3. Kinetic Sand
This is all the rage these days among kids. Actually, I prefer this to playdough for several reasons. Kinetic sand is soft, stretchy, and non-sticking. It’s not as messy and can easily be contained in a small area (we use a baking sheet to keep it in one place). Plus, it’s allergen-free!
4. Glow Stick Star Wars
Now, this is a creative option for your child’s classmates! In addition, you can purchase these watercolors in bulk for a really great price! As a result, you and your child can help assemble them together.
6. Sports Valentines
First off, these sports balls are the perfect valentine's idea for that sports-loving kiddo of yours! Second, my kids still have these from years past when they were gifted one.
7. Party Blowers
Now, these are always a hit among kids. Surely, these are a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! After all, these include a free printable. Consequently, there is little assembly required!
Can you imagine the entire class running around with mustaches? As a result, these are hands down hilarious and adorable all wrapped in one!
9. Homemade Playdough
Kids LOVE playdough! Head over to buggy and buddy to create a homemade version. Additionally, if you have essential oils, go ahead and add a drop for a yummy scented ball of fun!
10. Heart Stamper
As seen below, these heart stampers are another great option! Simply, attach them with washi tape and you’re good to go!
11. Love Bug
These happen to be my absolute favorite idea. My son brought these to school last year and they were a hit! After all, the class loved them.
12. Wild Animals
Not an insect fan? Check these cute figurine valentines out! First, all you need to do is use this free printable and purchase some cute animal figurines to attach.
13. Fish Bowl
I love this idea! With little assembly, you can gift a cute fishbowl with goldfish to the class! As a result, you have a candy-free alternative!
14. A-Maze-ing Maze
I don’t know about your kids, but mine will try and try until they complete these mazes! As a result, this is a win in my book! They keep themselves busy.
15. Hot Wheels Car
These do include candy, but definitely not necessary. Hot Wheels cars are “wheely” cool, didn’t you know? 😉 As a result, kids will love receiving a hot wheel car in place of candy.
16. Heart Straw
What kid does not love crazy straws? This is a fun alternative to the typical candy treat. After all, I love gifting something that they will continue to use and get excited about.
One word. Bubbles. My kids go through SO many bubbles in the summer! Above all, this is always a winner in our house.
18. Glow Stick
Another take on glow sticks with a fun printable if your kiddo isn’t a Star Wars fan. My oldest gave these to his friends during his Kindergarten year. As a result, the entire class loved it!
This is the perfect valentine for those learning to read or already reading! Plus, this one is adorable! I highly recommend printing on cardstock for this one, making it much more durable.
20. Whoopie Cushion
Now, this is fun for all ages! Who played tricks on their younger siblings by placing a whoopie cushion under their bottom before they sat down? Not me, I WAS the youngest! This one is sure to bring out the laughs. For example, this is a great valentine from the ultimate prankster.
21. Tic Tac Toe
Not only are you giving your friends a fun game to play, but you’re also giving them a couple of crayons in addition. I personally love this one!
22. Shuttle Pen
I LOVED these as a kid. They are perfect for preschoolers and school-aged kids.
23. Dog House
This is a unique and fun idea for dog lovers to hand out!
24. Kool Aid
Another unique and fun idea! This would be cute with a funky straw or paper straw as well.
25. Bubbles-Blowing Kisses
This printable is oh so cute! The colors really pop, and bubbles are an inexpensive fun way to spread the Valentine Day love!
26. Punch Balloon
Again, balloons. You cannot go wrong with a balloon, especially these punch balloons. These are super simple and the printable that goes with it is adorable and colorful!
27. Ceiling Glow Stars
How many of you had fun glow-in-the-dark stars on their ceilings growing up? Another favorite of mine!
28. Mini PlayDoh
My kiddos love Playdough, plus it keeps them SO busy. It’s a win-win in my eyes!
29. Cutie Valentine
A healthy fun take on a Valentine treat that does not involve candy is a win for me always!
30. Box of Crayons
This box of crayon valentine idea also comes with a free printable. additionally, if you'd like you can attach a valentine themed coloring sheet to go along with the box of crayons.
These scream BOY! Doesn’t it? Simple and easy is the way to go when it comes to these. Attach your army guy with some fun washi tape and you’re good to go!