25+ Non-Candy Valentine Ideas for Kids

25 no candy valentines (printables and ideas)

With the changes in our diet (Paleo for me, Gluten & Dairy-Free for the girls, and no refined sugar for us all), I started looking for some non-candy Valentine ideas!

Here are 25 {and counting} ideas for no candy Valentines!  Feel free to share your ideas in the comments, too!

free printable valentine sheet

You Color My World (and Printable) | Motherhood on a Dime (me!!)

have a colorful valentine's day

Colorful Valentine’s Crayon Printable | The Long Thread

valentine crayons

Another Crayon Valentine Idea | Inner Child Fun

glow stick valentine printable

Glow Stick Valentine (with Printable) | Kommunicated

hood you be my valentine

Three Non-Candy Valentine Ideas | A Spotted Pony

play-doh valentines

Play-Doh Valentine (with Printable) | Random Thoughts of a Super Mom.

you blow me away valentine

You Blow Me Away Valentine Bubbles | My Sister’s Suitcase

valentine scratch-offs

DIY Scratch Valentines | Come Together Kids

word search

Word Search Puzzle Valentines | Amazing Mae

mad lib valentines

Mad Lib Valentines (and Printable) | Design Mom

chapstick valentine

Lip Balm Valentine (with Printables) | Pizzazzerie

strawesome valentines

Strawesome Valentines | Feathers in Our Nest

crayon and notebooks

DIY Notebooks with Crayons | Ashley Ann Photography

valentine notebook idea

Another Crayon & Notebook idea | Karen Scraps

you rule

Ruler Valentine | Thompson and Spring

valentine bookmarks2

Valentine Bookmarks | MG Party Impressions

valentines bookmark 5

Another Valentine Bookmark Idea | A Little Delightful

i think you are just write valentine

I Think You Are Just Write Pencils & Valentines | Bits of Everything

you're just plane awesome

You’re Just Plane Awesome Valentines | A Little Tipsy

magnifying glass valentines

Magnifying Glass Valentines (and Printable) | Dandee Designs

highlighter valentine

Highlighter Valentine | Anatomy of a Craft

i like how you roll

I Like How You Roll Valentines | 30 Handmade Days

heart magnets

Heart Magnets | Everyday Fun

color my world

Four Printable Non-Candy Valentine Ideas | Prudent Baby

love bug valentines

Love Bug Valentines (and Printable) | Dandee Designs

About Stacie Nelson

is the creator of MotherhoodOnADime.com. She is passionate about encouraging moms and giving them creative, yet simple, activities to do with their children. A bargain-hunter by nature, she enjoys sharing deals and freebies.

She also loves extra dark chocolate, jogging, writing, cooking dairy and gluten-free, and attempting to declutter her book-filled rooms. Faith and family are her top priorities, and she seeks to encourage others to live life on purpose.


  1. Thanks for featuring my notebook and crayon Valentine! So many great ideas you’ve gathered here. I’m always looking for non-candy ideas. :) Here’s another bubble Valentine from a couple years ago. http://karenscraps.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentines-day-fun.html

  2. These are all great ideas! I love the fact that they don’t involve candy. I think kids get enough sweets throughout the year. Bookmarking this for next year! Thanks!

    Stopping by from SITS

  3. What a great round up of ideas that don’t include candy. I dread the sugar laden holidays because it’s too easy for kids to go overboard and turn into unrecognizable spazzes! Plus, I don’t like the sugar for health reasons. I’m happy to find you via #SITSBlogging and I’ll be spending some time going through more of your posts!



    • Thanks, Stephanie! We have been on a journey to eliminate as much sugar as possible–of course, we still have slip-ups, but I think it definitely has improved our health!

  4. Great ideas! definitely pinning this! :-)

  5. I absolutely love these!!! We don’t keep much candy in our house. We usually only have it during the holidays when its given as gifts. I love the idea of not getting or giving candy ;) These are awesome ideas!

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