Valentines love flows with these 10 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.
First posted January 31, 2015. Last updated January 13, 2023
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 message hearts are cute or you could go the store bought stickers or classroom Valentines cards route but here are ten adorable ideas from some very creative crafting bloggers that might be even more fun and, as long as you have a color printer, pretty easy to pull off, especially if you and your kids love making crafts.
10 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, get a heart hole punch and some pink ribbon and voila bookmarks for all your kid’s classmates! I love this one to show appreciation to teachers or even grandparents too.
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 everyone loves potato chips!
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!
5. Love Bugs from Shanty 2 Chic
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 kindergarteners or even preschoolers, 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 for the prankster in your life. Find the classic Whoppee Cushions in packs of 12 and let the fart jokes begin. This is 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 perfect for the kid who loves to craft. These bracelets are great for friends…and also your crush.
9. Heartfelt Valentines from Parents
Nothing says “I love you” like googley eyes. Find homemade Valentine inspiration for the quirky kid. No expert drawing skills necessary. Plus you can make a large quantity 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? A Tic Tac mint for the game and one to enjoy while playing!
A few recipes to try for Valentine’s Day
- Authentic Tres Leches Cake
- Spicy Salsa Macha Recipe
- Soft Ricotta Banana Bread
- Classic Churros Recipe with Chocolate Sauce
- Citrus Seafood Ceviche
- Mexican Chocolate Sweet Tamales with Hot Honey
- Chocolate Chip Coffee Cookies
Classroom Valentines Have Never Been So Cute!
Try one of these kids valentine ideas this year and let me know what you think! Let me know when you do by snapping a pic and tagging me on Instagram @holajalapeno and #holajalapeno so I can see or leave me a comment below (don’t forget to leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating) ! Also, sign up for my weekly newsletter, lots of good stuff there too!
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