Valentine’s Day in preschool is all about friendship and treats. But those treats are usually candy and that’s a recipe for disaster when you have a room full of little kids!
To avoid a repeat of the Halloween sugar rush, here are 25 of my favorite Non-Candy Valentines for Kids. You’re welcome!
Non-Candy Valentines for Kids
1. Sports Bouncy Balls (Gluesticks and Gumdrops)
2. Paper Seed Hearts (JaMonkey)
3. Play Dough Flowers (Nuggle Mama)
4. Teddy Graham Treat Toppers (5 Minutes for Mom)
5. Your Friendship Blows Me Away (Bliss Bloom Blog)
6. Star Wars Valentine Cards (A Grande Life)
7. You Make Me Smile (Lans Downe Life)
8. Love is in the Air (Eighteen 25)
9. Mustache Valentines (I Can Teach My Child)
10. Friendship Loom Bracelet (Thirty Handmade Days):
11. Homemade Play Dough (Buggy and Buddy)
12. Printable Play-Doh Cards (The Nerd’s Wife)
13. Fruit Valentine Tags (Craftaholics Anonymous)
14. Lego (Kid Things)
15. You Make Our Class Bright (Melanie Makes)
16. You Color My World (Cherished Bliss):
17. Kinetic Sand (Smart School House)
18. You’re ExStraw Special (It’s Always Autumn)
19. You Make My Heart Race (Hello Wonderful)
20. Will Zoo Be Mine (The Blue Robin Cottage)
21. You Make My Heart Glow (Craftiness is Not Optional)
22. You Make My Heart Pop (Love Stitched)
23. Crazy Owl (Happiness is Homemade)
24. Fish Bowl Valentine Cards (Bliss Bloom Blog)
25. Edible Scrabble Valentine’s (Positively Splendid)
More Valentine’s Day Ideas
Of course Valentine’s Day offers up lots of opportunities to incorporate fun and engaging learning activities into your preschool or kindergarten classroom.
Your students might also enjoy this Valentine play dough activity. Playing with play dough is a great way for kids to practice their fine motor skills in a fun, hands-on way. The simple act of pressing chenille stems, beads, cookie cutters into dough has so many benefits for young children.
A light table activity is also a great way to center the lesson around Valentine’s Day. When your kids are picking up and manipulating the plastic hearts on the light table they’ll be engaging in sensory play and developing those important fine motor skills too!
Your pre-K or kindergarten students could also work on their sight words during the holiday as well. Using Valentine card sight words is a highly engaging and fun activity can help your pre-k or kindergarten students get even more excited to practice their sight words.