Valentines love flows with these 20+ fun Valentine ideas for kids to take to school for the annual Valentine party! These classroom Valentines are way more creative than your average drugstore valentines cards and piece of candy, and are a great way to show off your child’s sweet personality.
First posted January 31, 2015. Last updated with new ideas on January 31, 2024.
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and for all of you with school-age kids that means so is the big Valentine’s Day party.
The traditional conversation hearts are cute or you could go the store bought stickers or classroom Valentine cards route but here are ten valentine’s day ideas from some very creative crafting bloggers that might be even more fun.
The best part? As long as you have a color printer (for printable valentines), they are pretty easy to pull off, especially if you and your kids love making crafts.
Whether you want to make a sweet treat or small gifts these sweet valentines are bound to light up a child’s face and a fun way to celebrate the special day! Check out the list of ideas.
20+ Easy Classroom Valentines
1. Valentine’s Day Bookmarks from Lu Bird Baby
Okay, how easy are these?! Pick up some paint card samples at your local hardware store. Go for all red and pink or use different colors. Get a heart hole punch and some pink ribbon and voila bookmarks for all your kid’s classmates!
This is the perfect gift to show appreciation to teachers or even grandparents too. This is one of those Valentine’s Day crafts for all us non-crafters.
2. I’m Nuts About You Mason Jars from Lil’ Luna
I absolutely LOVE this idea. It’s super clever, plus a lot healthier than your average kid’s valentine candy. The full pint-sized jars may be a bit cumbersome for a little one to carry to school, so you might opt for smaller 4 ounce jars or drop them off on doorsteps instead of taking to school.
3. Bag of Chips from Eighteen25
How adorable is this unexpected Valentines gift? Many store bought Valentine’s day cards can seem corny or cliche but this cute bag of chips idea is fun and, at the end of the day, everyone loves potato chips, right?!
4. Pink Heart Cake Pops from A Mummy Too
As far as homemade treats go, these budget-friendly Rice Krispie cake pops hit all the Valentines essentials. Pink? Check. Heart-shaped? Check. Outside the box but still easy? Check and check!
The first time I made these I didn’t think to use the scraps to make new hearts, I just ate them all. 😆
5. Love Bugs from Shanty 2 Chic
How cute are these love bug valentines? These are a little silly and totally adorable. Gummy worms are classic but wouldn’t real bugs be even better? Impress (or gross out) your kids’ classroom with these Cricket Sucker Lollipops.
6. Tiny Animal Valentines from Sweet C’s Designs
If your kid’s class has a strict no food policy, these animal toy Valentines are colorful and special. Every kid loves tiny toy bugs and dinosaurs. This is a perfect one for younger kids in kindergarten or even preschool, they’ll surely garner some hugs during the classroom card exchange.
7. Whoopee It’s Valentine’s Day from Paging Supermom
These diy classroom valentines are a great option for the prankster in your life. Find the classic Whoppee Cushions in packs of 12 on Amazon and let the fart jokes and fun time begin. I love the valentines with a small toy. It’s another great non-edible classroom valentine idea.
8. Friendship Bracelets from The House That Lars Built
This one might take a bit more time and may be geared towards older kids who can make friendship bracelets on their own, but so much fun for the cutie who loves to craft. These bracelets are great for friends…and also your crush.
The free printable card makes an adorable valentine and a place to write a few kind words.
9. Heartfelt Valentines from Parents
Nothing says “I love you” like googley eyes. Find homemade Valentine inspiration in these mini kids’ valentines for the quirky kiddo. No expert drawing skills necessary, you don’t even need printables. Plus you can make them in bulk without breaking the budget. Write their message on the inside or back of the card.
10. Tic Tac Toe Valentines from Nest of Posies
Valentines games are at the heart of a good classroom Valentines party every February, so why not bring the fun with this Valentine card and game rolled into one?
Tape a box of Tic Tacs to the back of each card with washi tape but leave room to write a sweet message. A Tic Tac mint for the game and one to enjoy while playing! Great for kids of all ages.
10 More Non-Candy Class Valentines
- Temporary tattoos (of your kid’s art!!!)
- Lego Valentines
- Glow Stick Valentines
- Star Wars Valentines
- Rainbow valentine gift scrunchies
- Unicorn themed Valentines
Top 5 Most Popular Valentine’s Recipes
- Authentic Tres Leches Cake
- Soft Ricotta Banana Bread
- Classic Churros Recipe with Chocolate Sauce
- Molasses Banana Bread
- Apple Jalapeño Jelly
Classroom Valentines Have Never Been So Cute!
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