10 Favorite Valentines for Kids and Toddlers to give their Friends that are NOT Candy or Food!

Pinterest is an amazing thing, huh?!

I can spend HOURS every day overloading my brain with ideas for any number of events, projects, or holidays.

I decided, after I looked at my long list of favorite things I’ve ever seen on Pinterest (by long, I mean hundreds and hundreds of things), to start giving those awesome blogs that post these incredible ideas some love and lead all of you to those blogs! There are SO many amazing blogs out there, people. So. Many. The blogging community is pretty incredible and it has grown SO much ever since Wee Share was started back in 2008ish by my sister in law.

So, today’s list of favorites is for a holiday right around the corner — VALENTINE’S DAY!

I have a sweet little preschooler that LOVES to give her friends sweet gifts for any and all occasions. Preschool is truly such a sweet age. My other baby, Grayson, isn’t in school yet… but I’m always looking for ideas for the future when he is in school.

While I don’t have ANYTHING against all of the adorable Valentine’s day treats that are sugar filled and delicious… I wanted to keep this list strictly to my favorite non-food/candy Valentine’s Day goodies.

Click to head on over to Grace and Good Eat's Page where you'll find this ADORABLE free printable!

Click to head on over to Grace and Good Eat’s Page where you’ll find this ADORABLE free printable!

1. Play-Doh Valentines

These are SO STINKING ADORABLE. Seriously. Plus, my personal children absolutely LOVE play-doh. They sit in our craft room for HOURS at a time and play. My daughter comes up with all kinds of creative things to do with her play-doh while my son uses his letter stamps to create all of the words he knows how to spell and read (yes, you read that correctly It’s a new trick of his). Head on over to the Grace and Good Eats blog to check out these adorable Valentine’s Day printables!

Click here to go over to the Grace and Good Eats blog to get this adorable free printable!

Click here to go over to the Grace and Good Eats blog to get this adorable free printable!

2. Race Car Valentines

Okay, if my son received this as a Valentine in his class he would FLIP OUT. These little cars are by far his favorite things right now (we just graduated from trains to cars. WOO HOO!). Anyways, if you’re a boy mom that has WAY too many little cars to count and you know this would make your little guy over the MOON to give his friends… head on over to the Grace and Good Eats blog and grab this printable!

Click here to go grab the free printable for this adorable kinetic sand valentine idea!

Click here to go grab the free printable for this adorable kinetic sand valentine idea!

3. Kinetic Sand Valentine

Confession: I may make these “for my daughter’s class” and make a zillion extra for me because they’re so adorable!!! Kids LOVE this stuff! So, head over to the Smart School House blog to check out this really fun idea!

Click here to go to the Smart School House blog to check out this project and free download!

Click here to go to the Smart School House blog to check out this project and free download!

4. Watercolor Valentine

Yes. Yes. Yes. These are SO adorable. I have a thing about rainbow colors… I love them. When I was teaching, I seriously decorated my entire classroom in RAINBOW. It’s so bright and cheery and EVERYTHING matches. So, rainbow tags + rainbow watercolors is a complete win for me. Also, it’s paint from the dollar store! Yes to $1! This one is also from the Smart School House blog... so go check it out!

Click here to go to the Northwest Lovelies blog for this Valentine's Day freebie!

Click here to go to the Northwest Lovelies blog for this Valentine’s Day freebie!

5. Crayon Valentine

What kid (other than my 2 year old) doesn’t love CRAYONS?! This is an absolutely adorable and easy Valentine DIY for you and your little one! Head on over to the Northwest Lovelies blog to check this one out!

Click here to go check out this ADORABLE DIY tic tac toe Valentine idea!

Click here to go check out this ADORABLE DIY tic tac toe Valentine idea!

6. Tic Tac Toe Valentine

Okay. HELLO PEOPLE. This is stinking adorable. I’m 99.9% sure I’m going to do this for my daughter’s class. She JUST learned how to play tic tac toe, so I think it’s a super cute Valentine’s Day idea. I just love it. I may incorporate my new heat press into this project… hmm… *thinking face*… if I do, I’ll make sure to write a post about how I did it — with of course, tons of links back to this original AWESOME idea. Head on over to The Merry Thought blog to check out this DIY project!

Click here to see the adorable dinosaur valentines at A Crafty Spoonful!

Click here to see the adorable dinosaur valentines at A Crafty Spoonful!

7. DINO Valentine

This is another boy mom win! How adorable are these dinosaur valentines? My son would LOVE them! Check them out on the A Crafty Spoonful Blog!

Check out these DIY Make Your Own Necklace Valentine idea!

Check out these DIY Make Your Own Necklace Valentine idea!

8. Make your own Valentine Necklace

These are just too cute and probably fairly inexpensive! It will also work on the little valentines’ motor skills.  Head on over to NonToyGifts.com to check out this super cute idea!

Click here to check out this super cute printable download!

Click here to check out this super cute printable download!

9. Cool Sunglasses Valentine

How ADORABLE are these? You an get some of these super cheap and adorable sunglasses at Party City, Amazon, or maybe even Walmart? Click HERE to check out this super cute printable valentine!

Click here to go to the loom band tutorial + free printable download

Click here to go to the loom band tutorial + free printable download

10. Rainbow Loom Bracelet Valentine

This is ALSO one that I think is just too cute! My 4 year old just learned how to make these and she LOVES it. I probably wouldn’t choose this as hers for this year… only because it takes her forever and a day to make a bracelet (so I couldn’t imagine doing the entire class a bracelet). However, older kids would LOVE this and be super quick at it. I used to teach 3rd grade and those kids could whip up an entire class worth of these bracelets in a jiffy! So, if you have a rainbow loom expert, this might be the perfect DIY valentine for you! Click HERE to go to the original post and grab the printable!

 

That’s a wrap! I hope y’all LOVED this post as much as I loved writing it! I think featuring other blogs is such a valuable thing to do — these blogs have super great ideas!!!

 

 

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