Kids Valentine’s Ideas

Kids Valentines Ideas

Love is in the air!! And while Valentine’s Day can sometimes seem to be all about couples, those of us with kids know that this special day is just as fun for them, too! If you’re thinking what we’re thinking, then it’s time to get a little inspiration for a unique, fun, and festive Valentine’s Day with the kiddos this year! If that’s what you need, then you’ve certainly come to the right place – you have to know that the Divas are all about Valentine’s Day and we don’t want the little ones to miss out on all the fun, either! So we’ve collected all of our absolute favorite kids valentines ideas to make sure they’re a part of all that sweetness, too!

Creative Kids Valentines Ideas

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In fact, we love you {and them} so much that we have soooo many ideas to choose from. And if you don’t have time to check out ALL of our kids valentines ideas out right now, just Pin any one of our pictures and you’ve got everything you need! Now, to help you stay organized in your search we’ve sorted everything out for you into a few categories for easy browsing and easy inspo gathering:

Candy-Free Valentine Gifts for Kids

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about sweets! As a mom, I’m always looking kids valentines ideas that are candy-free to cut back on the amount of sugar my little ones get. Not only that, candy Valentine’s only last so long, but these candy-free Valentine’s bring hours of fun! These classroom Valentine ideas are creative, cute, colorful and just what the dr. ordered. The kids won’t miss the sugar at all when they get their hands on one of these.

Candy Free Valentine's Ideas for Kids


  • Crayons – Simply perfect for a budding artist – every kid could use a new box of crayons! This set is always my kiddos’ favorite and fits perfectly with these classroom Valentines.
  •  Squeeze Applesauce – These healthy pouches would be the perfect classroom Valentine idea. I bet the kiddos wouldn’t even realize you sneaked in a nutritional snack!
  • Bubbles – Bubbles like these can keep the kids entertained for hours!
  • “Cutie” Oranges – Get ready for all kinds of jokes that start with “Orange you glad…” when you pass these cuties out!
  • Animal Crackers – For me, animal crackers were more than just a favorite snack food – they doubled as a toy. Just try to tell me you didn’t make the lion “roar” before you ate it! You can get some packs here.
  • Hand Sanitizer – A clever alternative to the “cootie shot” is using some small bottles of anti-bacterial hand gel – these are sure to be a hit!
  •  Kinectic Sand – Keep hands busy and let their creative juices flow with a mini sandbox filled with kinetic sand!
  • EOS Lip Balm – I think this might be the only way a boy would appreciate lip balm, when it looks like a comic strip!
  • Pencils – A practical kids valentine using pencils that is sure to please teachers everywhere.
  • Crazy Straws – You could pair these silly straws with the printable valentines and a drink, too!
  • Loom Bracelets – Who knew something so simple would keep kids so busy?! Grab a loom kit and some self-sealing bags, and you are good to go!
  •  Glow in the Dark Sticks – Anything that glows in the dark will brighten their day! These sticks are an awesome deal.
  •  Rulers – If you want a thoughtful option for classroom Valentines, look no further than using simple rulers like these! Useful and cute!
  •  Balloons– It seriously doesn’t get any easier than giving out balloons. These would be the perfect last-minute option, too!
  •  Bouncy Balls – A classic toy that’s ideal for boys and girls! So cheap, too – you can get an awesome deal here.
  •  Stickers – Stickers like these are perfect for kids of all ages. These ones are so fun and would make a perfect, inexpensive gift.
  •  Watercolor Paint – A creative Valentine idea for any creative kid! You can get the darling mini paint sets here.
  •  Whoopee Cushions – If you agree to this one, then you probably don’t want to be in the room when your kid hands them out. Whoopee cushions are always a hoot!

Quick & Easy Valentines for kids

We get it, life is hectic. Especially if you have more that one kiddo in school and multiple Valentine parties to juggle! And even those of us with the BEST of intentions to never procrastinate and always be on the ball… life just gets in the way sometimes. NO JUDGEMENT HERE! Girl, we’ve got you. When time is crunched but you don’t want to skimp on quality (still gotta maintain that “mom of the year” status!), these kids Valentines ideas are perfectly adorable and easy to pull off at the last minute!

Quick and Easy Valentines Day Ideas for Kids

Valentines Mailbox Ideas

When it comes to kids valentines ideas, crafting the perfect Valentine’s box is at the TOP of the list of things to get done. This year, take the classic shoebox up a notch and help your kids create the perfect mailbox for all their Valentines. We’ve put together 75 Creative Valentine Box Ideas that your kids will love and are mom-approved! Click the image below to be taken to endless Valentine’s Box Ideas! 

Valentine Box Ideas

Kids Valentines Crafts & Activities

Valentine crafts are quite possibly my FAVORITE thing about Valentine’s Day! There’s just something about all the cute colors and shapes that make this holiday extra special for me and the kiddos. If you’re feeling the same way, then we’ve got all the Valentine’s Day crafts for kids that you could ask for! Get creative with the kids and let them have some fun with LOVE this Valentine’s Day! 

Fun Valentine Crafts & Activities for Kids

Kids Valentine Lunch Ideas

One of my favorite things to do is put a little surprise in my kids’ lunches every once in a while, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse! Those school days can be long and taxing. Just think of the smile you can bring to your kiddo’s face with a delicious surprise {or two} in the form of HEARTS to make a festive Valentine’s Day lunch! You’re sure to be greeted with the biggest hug when they come home from school!

Valentine's Day Lunch Ideas for Kids

Kids Valentine Snack & Treat Ideas

Our list of kids Valentines ideas is not complete without some TREATS! After all, what’s Valentine’s Day without a festive treat, right? It’s time to roll up your sleeves and channel your inner Martha Stewart because these darling Valentine’s treats are a must-have! Either sweeten up snack time with these yummy and lovely Valentines snacks for kids OR send them off with some Valentine treats for school. No matter what you decide, these treats are bound to make your kids’ Valentine’s Day extra special!

Awesome Snack Ideas for Valentine's Day

Here’s hoping you love Valentine’s Day as much as we do! With all these creative Valentine’s Day ideas for kids, we might just have made it your kids’ favorite holiday, too! Between all of the Valentine crafts, treats, school Valentine cards, and everything in between, you are SURE to find enough ideas to make this Valentine’s Day a memorable one!

More Fun Kids Valentines Ideas

If you’re looking for the PERFECT way to really make Valentine’s Day extra special for your little ones, check out our Valentine’s Day Countdown for Kids! With this printable pack, you can help your kids feel loved AND teach them how to show love to others. And they’ll have so much fun while they’re doing it, too!


About the Author: Megan

I find a way to be highly creative and highly organized all at the same time. I love discovering a new favorite book, sitting on my back porch in the mornings, mountain views, and random science facts! I married my high school sweetheart after dating for nearly a decade and I love meeting people who know how to make me laugh, like my husband who can crack me up by just looking at me.

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