Deciding what to send to school for Valentine’s Day can be tough. Personally I try to strike a balance of cost-effective and not too time consuming while also making it fun for my boys. They get so excited about sharing things with their friends! So I rounded up some of the best non candy Valentines ideas I could find that are free to print at home!
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I’m a sucker for a good pun. I can’t help it, I snort with laughter when I come across a new pun! So these punny Valentines cards are my jam!
These free printable Valentines are appropriate for school and the classroom since they are sugar free. Different schools might have different guidelines about candy so I think it’s safest just to steer clear.
Several of these do involve snacks, like popcorn, but nothing sugary. I would rather my kids didn’t come home with 20 heart shaped red dye lollipops, so it makes me more aware of what I’m sending to other kids’ homes. Non candy Valentines are the way to go for us!
Most of the elements for these cards can either be found at the grocery store or inexpensively on Amazon, so there’s no need to add any extra shopping destinations to your weekly errands.
I know Covid is complicating even the most innocent traditions like kids exchanging Valentines cards. I just found out today that my oldest won’t be allowed to bring valentines to school whereas my nephew’s preschool is requesting valentines be sent 2 weeks early so they can self-isolate in the closet.
I wanted to write this post anyway because it’ll be a great resource of clever Valentines ideas for years to come. I’ll just have to wait til next year to use some of these epic puns!
Non Candy Valentines Ideas
1. O-Fishally- Awesome
Valentine’s card + classic goldfish = win!
2. You’re the Balm
I’ve seen a few different versions of this one on Pinterest, lip balms work for kids and grown ups alike!
3. You Highlight My Life
I designed this one and it still makes me snigger! At least I think I’m funny… lol
4. Race Car Valentine
The little tire tracks totally make this card! You can grab a bulk pack of hot wheels here.
5. A-maze-ing Valentine
Simply print and give. It’s nice to have options that don’t require any extra shopping or added gift.
Free Printable Valentines for Kids
6. Hair Ties Valentines
These cards are so cute! To make it even more cost-effective, you could make little hair ties using fold over elastic (foe), it’s really simple to do!
7. Fruit and Veggie
I’m such a sucker for a awesome puns! There’s also a pear that’s adorable in this printable, colour-able set of Valentine’s cards.
8. I Like You S’more
These ones would be perfect for preschoolers.
10. Poppin’ Good
If you can get popcorn packs in bulk, this is a really fun idea!
These sunglasses valentines are really clever, I’ve never seen anything like this Valentine’s card idea!
12. Heart Bounce
Parents love it when kiddos bring home more bouncy balls, right?! 😀
13. And a Bag of Chips
This is one of my favourite lines, I’ll probably make this for my husband! Haha
Valentines Ideas for School
Kids love play-doh, that’s a fact. Another great Valentines idea for preschoolers.
15. Mine Craft Valentine
Kids seem to be pretty universally obsessed with Minecraft, this Valentine would be a crowd pleaser!
16. Glow Stick Valentine
I love that the glow stick lines up with the cupid arrow. So satisfying.
17. Built to be Friends
Another printable of mine. My youngest is all excited to give these to his friends! (Assuming he’s allowed to. #covidproblems) These also work great as birthday party favours!
Bonus 18. Stuck on You
My latest design, using cute stickers and pretty washi tape!
And that’s a wrap on Valentine’s Day for another year!
Which one of these non candy valentines are you thinking of printing?
Love all of these great ideas! The link for the lip balm Valentine is not working…any chance you would be able to fix it? My kids love this one!
Hi Jessica, I’m so sorry for the broken link, I’ve replaced it with a new and functioning version of the lip balm valentine. 🙂