Valentine’s Day has become sweeter than Halloween – and yes, I mean by the candy. My kids come home from school with a boatload of candy. This year I thought it would be nice to pass out an alternative to candy! So, here are some great Valentine’s Day class gift ideas for you!!

Crayon Hearts

This was one of my first Pinterest projects. My friend Maria and I made these for our kids class. They were very easy and super cute. All you need is lots and lots of crayons (this is a great way to use all of those broken crayons) and a silicon heart mold (I got mine here)  See the full instructions for the DIY HEART CRAYONS HERE!! Warming – your house will stink AND you will never want to use this tray for anything again other than heart crayons!

Non-Candy Valentine's Treats


Valentine’s Friendship Bracelet | Dandee-Designs

These are really cute and easy to make! This could also be a fun activity for the classroom!


Valentines Glow Sticks | Upcycled Education

Super cute and simple to do! No craftiness required!!!

valentine glow stick

You Rule Valentine! |Relocated Living

Halfway through the school year there are a lot of lost and broken rulers!!!


Stitched Heart Bookmarks | Thirty Handmade Days


I am always looking for other non food related Valentine’s ideas. If you have any please, please share in the comments below!!!


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  2. Our grandchild is in elementary school & has life-threatening anaphylaxis food allergies. Thank you so much for posting such adorable food alternative Valentine gifts! I hope more parents will consider this option.

  3. Hi Jenn – Thank you for including the glow stick valentines in your round up!

    All the best,
    Jen from Upcycled Education

  4. Last year I found a printable online that read “Have a “Kool” Valentine’s Day”.
    You attach a package of kool-aid and add a straw. I did this for my son’s class (minus the straw). Kool-aid is a better option than soda, in my opinion and I used the red flavors of kool-aid (cherry, strawberry, fruit punch). I thought they turned out cute and it was a non candy item.

    1. Kool aid with high fructose corn syrup and artificial food dyes is NO different then soda. Lol do you read food labels??

  5. Edible but healthy–
    Bag of celery sticks– “If you were celery I’d stalk you.”
    Bag of carrots– can’t think of a carrot/ carat pun at the moment. You’re worth more than 18 carats? (Gold is expensive!!)
    Jar of (pickled?) Beets– “Our hearts beet as one.”
    Lettuce– “lettuce be together.”