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8 Fun and Interactive Valentine’s Ideas

Check out these 8 Valentine's day ideas that kids actually want! Ditch the candy and go with something fun and interactive this year! Let's make Valentine's Day fun for the kids again. #valentinesday #valentinesideas #noncandygifts #vdayideas #valenteinesdayforkids #valentinescrafts

This year is Chloe’s first school Valentine’s party. I thought long and hard about what I wanted to do for her to hand out to her class. As a fitness professional, I didn’t really want to give candy, sweets or snacks because I know she will get plenty of those. {Plus we’re potty training which means lots of jelly beans and M&Ms for potty treats!} I wanted to do something creative and interactive that all the kids would love! Naturally I took to Pinterest to see what was available and what ideas for fun and interactive Valentine’s that I liked the best.

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I’ve already made my decision thanks to a sweet friend making it super easy for me! But just in case you haven’t figured out exactly what you want to do for your little one, here are some awesome ideas! These are all fairly inexpensive; you can actually find a lot of items at the dollar store. Several of these ideas also have a sweet free printable for you to use. Let’s take a look…

Sticker Books

Usborne mini books! They have several options that are $2-3 dollars which is very reasonable if your child has a small class. These are actually Chloe’s Valentine’s this year! I’m not sure if there is still enough time to get these in before Valentine’s Day, but you can always ask. Talk to your Usborne Book consultant, and if you don’t have one, please let me know because I have an amazing one who always helps me out! My book lady created these labels for Chloe to stick on her books and even added the conversation heart stickers for extra fun.


This Play-Doh Creation Kit by Mama Miss may be one of the sweetest, most creative Valentine’s ideas I’ve seen yet! Not only are you giving kids something they love, Play-Doh, but you’re teaching them how to make something with it.

Glow Sticks

First Grade with a Cherry on Top made these sweet Valentine’s for her students. It can easily be turned around and used to give to friends. You can get loads of glow sticks from the dollar store! They have necklaces and bracelets, so you can let your little one choose what they want to give.

You know what all preschoolers love? Painting! And not just preschoolers, most kids love to paint and this watercolor Valentine idea is great. You can order some watercolor sets from Amazon (I bought the set below!) and then use this free printable from Smart School House.

Krazy Straws

You can get these adorable Sip Sip Hooray printables from Kinzie’s Kreations! Add these to some super fun crazy straws and any little one will love it!


You can’t go wrong with bubbles! There are tons of types of bubbles out there for you to choose from. You can use this sweet and simple printable from U Create or even make your own.


This one definitely takes a little more time and effort, but you can really get your little one involved! If you’re feeling creative and up for the task, check out Princess Pinky Girl for a detailed step by step on how to make these fun heart crayons. It seems easier than it looks, and it’s a great way to get rid of your old broken crayons!

Race Cars

Cars aren’t just for boys! These little race car Valentine’s are perfect for all the kids in your little one’s class. All you need is a car and some paper! You can tape them from the bottom, or spice it up with a little bit of fun washi tape! Grab this free printable now!

There you have it! If you’re looking for something fun and maybe a little different for your kids’ Valentine’s, there is still time to get out there and create any of these. Most are fairly simple and inexpensive plus several have free printables for you to print and go! I’ve even linked to some items that you can grab right now on Amazon above!

Don’t forget to take a look at our Toddler Valentine’s LOVE Art and 8 other toddler approved Valentine’s crafts!

Check out these 8 Valentine's day ideas that kids actually want! Ditch the candy and go with something fun and interactive this year! Let's make Valentine's Day fun for the kids again. #valentinesday #valentinesideas #noncandygifts #vdayideas #valenteinesdayforkids #valentinescrafts

Have you already picked out your kiddos’ Valentine’s? What did you decide on?
What are some other awesome ideas that didn’t get included in my list?

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(21) Comments

  1. I love these valentines day ideas! I’m going to use some for my toddler’s play date group. So fun!

    1. How fun! That’s a good idea!

  2. I LOVE the glow sticks idea!!!!

    1. Kimberlie says:

      I’ve done the Playdough and it was a hit. I like your suggestions of the Matchbox cars and bubbles. I need to get on one of them quickly before time runs out.

      1. The playdough is so fun! My son is starting preschool next year and that may be what I decide to do for him!

  3. Kimberlie says:

    I love all the options, especially the books, since I’m a reading teacher. My son gave his class the mini play doughs with a card that said, ” I dough know what I’d do without you.”

    1. That is so cute! I love that idea!

  4. The sticker book is an AWESOME idea! As a former elementary school teacher, I can say you would have received cheers from ME and my students! Seriously, kids are overloaded on candy for Valentine’s Day. Cute idea! 🙂

    1. Awww yay! That makes me super happy. I loved the idea and spending a little more on something like this was so worth it to me!

  5. These are adorable! My kids love crafts right now (they’re 4.5 and 3) and I’m not especially creative or patient lol So this helps!

    1. Mine are all about crafts right now too! Pinterest and blogs have helped spark my creativity a lot!

  6. Love these ideas! Pinned for later ?

    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy them!

  7. Aww these are such cute ideas! Especially the glow sticks. So cool!

    1. Right? I thought it was such a fun idea!

  8. Donnya says:

    omg i love the matchcar one!! too cute

    1. Thank you! I thought they were so clever!

  9. Great ideas for upcoming Valentine’s Day. Thanks for sharing

  10. Such cute Valentine’s ideas! My fave is the watercolors!

    1. Mine too! I even decided to do them for my daughter this year!

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