Candy-free Food-free Valentines Ideas
I love holidays. We celebrate the heck out them. And how nostolgic is it to hand out Valentines to your classmates – I think it’s just darling! But, I am not a fan of my kiddos coming home with 30 pieces of candy in one afternoon or maybe your school has a lot of allergy restrictions to work around. I say side step it all with some of these delightful non-candy non-food Valentines idea round up, ALL of them with a darling free printable, as well as an Amazon link to a prime item you can have to your house in just a few days (though I also indicated which you can usually find in local stores like Dollar Tree, Target, or Walmart as well). Woot!
My kids LOVE fingerlights! They last crazy long (like found them under the bed three days later on and it still had batteries long!) and kids always have so much fun with them. We’ve handed them out for many Halloweens as well.
Sticky hands – they never get old and very affordable on Amazon. My boys love them!
As a child of the 80s, I support this slap bracelet message, ha!
Punching balloons are such a great way for kids to get energy out and my 9 year old is giving these this year. Can find easily on Amazon or at your local Dollar Store or Target (in the party section)
Bubbles. Do they ever go out of style, really? Just make sure they are old enough to not drink the bubble juice, mmmkay? Easy to find on Amazon, Dollar Tree, or Target (party section)!
I love art supplies and always will. Stamps are fun for getting festive on paper or the back of the hand. We have used ones in the past from Oriental Trading Company, but they also have these ones on Amazon
You know the best part about bouncy balls? Seeing them wear themselves out running around catching them, ha! We love a good bouncy ball! Easy to find on Amazon and Target (party section)
Glow sticks are a fun and affordable option for any party favor! Easy to find at Dollar Tree, Target or Walmart, and Amazon. My boys also loved this Star Wars themed glow stick Valentine. Tip: freeze the glow sticks when you are done with the fun and they are still glowing, and they will still be glowing the next time you take them out!
Play Doh is a fun one, especially for the younger crowd – great creative play. Find these party sized more affordable cans at Target, some Walmarts, and on Amazon.
I have seen these before on Oriental Trading Co. or at Michaels, but you can also get them here on Amazon. Or, if you can’t find affordable mazes like these, I loved these simple printable ones that you could attach a pencil or crayon to!
Similar to the printable maze option above, I love that this is as simple as printing and attaching some crayons. So affordable and my boys love color by numbers!
This one is darling and easy to go with whatever stickers you find on sale (who says they have to be Valentine’s themed?)! There’s also these cute puffy sticker sheets on Amazon we have enjoyed before for party favors.
My kids love a fun straw and BONUS it makes them want to stay better hydrated. I found these more affordable silly straws on Amazon (not hearts but still fun!) or these more on themed heart ones from Oriental Trading Co. I have sometimes seen fun straws at Dollar Tree and Target as well.
My youngers loved a little mini animal figure to play and imagine with and they are usually easy to find at the dollar store. You can also find them on Amazon here.
Bookmarks – my kids love them and use them and these ones are easy peasy! There are some cute animal book marks here on Amazon too if you don’t feel like DIYing it or these adorable adult coloring style free printables here.
Again, I love office supplies. Rulers are great for kids for both math and art! Can find at most stores, though this bulk colorful pack from Amazon might be more affordable.
I absolutely loved this one! My 2 grader is very into I Spy and this is so easy and fun. Attach a pencil or crayon to it and this one is super easy and affordable!
Fun glasses are always a hit and this is a great “non-mushy” valentine for the older crowd. I couldn’t find heart glasses anymore at a decent price, but my boys liked these ones on Amazon.
This is what my 7 year old is handing out this year. He LOVES cootie catchers and can’t wait to share with his class. If you want a short cut (we did?!) you can buy these affordable ones from Oriental Trading Co. as well.