35 Sweet Classroom Valentines for Kids (Cards and Gifts That Skip the Sugar)

These sweet valentines will give your students the warm fuzzies!

We Are Teachers, Sew Woodsy, Bits of Everything

Who can resist a holiday dedicated to love and friendship? Share a little love with your students (minus the sugar) with these 35 sweet valentines for students. Bonus points: Share this article with classroom parents. They’ll surely appreciate the help coming up with ideas for fun valentine gifts and cards for their child to pass out to their classroom friends.

1. Stretchy sticky hands

Two cellophane packets with bright green "sticky hand" toys inside as an example of valentines for students

Give your students a high five (literally) this Valentine’s Day!

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Sticky Hands at Craft-o-Maniac

2. Plastic hoppers

A valentine card with red sticker hearts and a plastic toad attached
Crap I’ve Made

Hop right up and let them know how awesome you think they are!


Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Toad-ally Awesome Valentines at Crap I’ve Made

3. Heart stickers or tattoos

Two packets of vaelntines stickers
Kiki & Company

Aww, we love a timely play on words!

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: I’m Stuck On You Valentine at Kiki & Company

4. Maze valentine

Three valentine cards, each with a platic maze toy attached as an example of valentines for students
Toddler Approved

Help them build their hand-eye skills with these a-maze-ing valentines.

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Maze Valentine at Toddler Approved

5. Whoopee cushion

Valentine cards for students with whoopee cushions attached
Paging Supermom

Perhaps you could give these valentines to students as they head out the door at the end of the day!

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Whoopee Cushion Valentine at Paging Supermom

6. Toy cars

Valentine cards for students featuring toy cars
Creating Really Awesome Fun Things

Vroom, vroom! Drive your point home with this fun valentine.

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Toy Car Valentines at Creating Really Awesome Fun Things

7. Yo-yo

A blue card with the title Yo! Be My Valentine with a mini yoyo attached
Crap I’ve Made

This one ought to get their attention!

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Yo-Yo Valentines at Crap I’ve Made

8. Mini lightsabers

Adorable valentines for students featuring a picture of Yoda and a mini glow stick as a light saber
Celeste Rockwood-Jones

Who can resist these darling Yoda valentines with mini lightsabers?

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Lightsaber Valentines at Celeste Rockwood-Jones

9.  Pencil-heart valentines

A heart shaped valentine with pencils attached
Bits of Everything

Because really, can your students ever have enough pencils?

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Pencil Valentines at Bits of Everything

10. Colorful crayons

Valentines for kids with crayons attached
Today’s Creative Ideas

Ahh, the beloved smell of fresh crayons!

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Crayon Valentines at Today’s Creative Ideas

11. Silly straws

Valentines for students made from cardstock and crazy straws
Kinzie’s Creations

These will make your students cheer!

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Silly Straw Valentines at Kinzie’s Kreations

12. Love bugs

A collection of mini bug figurines and valentine's day cards with punny sayings about bugs

We love the mason jar card stock these little bugs arrive in!

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13. Pencil arrows

Colorful pencils decorated as arrows as an example of valentines for students
Remarkably Created

Play Cupid and aim for your students’ hearts.

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Pencil Arrow Valentines at Remarkably Created

14. Cuties

A sweet valentine for students made from a cellophane bag with two "cuties" inside
The Cards We Drew

A sweet message to go with a healthy treat.

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Cutie Valentines at The Cards We Drew

15. Slinky valentines

A fun valentine idea featuring a slinky
Two Thirty-Five Designs

Tip: Buy mini-Slinky toys in bulk.

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Slinky Valentines at Two Thirty-Five Designs

16. Crayon hearts

A heart shaped crayon valentine that says, "Color your heart out valentine!"
The Nerd’s Wife

This is a great project for using up all those crayon odds and ends.

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Heart Crayon Valentines at The Nerd’s Wife

17. You rule!

A valentine for students with a ruler attached
Back to Organic

Let them know they measure up in your eyes with these adorable valentines for students.

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Learn more: Ruler Valentines at Back to Organic

18. Tic-tac-toe fun

A tic tac toe game valentine
Creations by Kara

If you’re still trying to stay away from candy, use jewel stones or beads instead of M&M’s. (Just make sure you change the “you can eat them!” message!)

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Tic-Tac-Toe Valentines at Creations by Kara

19. Foxy pretzels

A foxy valentine made from card stock
Pink Peppermint Design

Your kids will love this foxy little valentine.

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Fox Pretzel Valentines at Pink Peppermint Design

20. Scrabble valentines

A valentine for students made from scrabble tiles
Positively Splendid

Use Scrabble Cheez-Its (who knew?) and this template to play Valentine Scrabble with your students.

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Scrabble Valentines at Positively Splendid

21. Dinosaurs

A valentine for students with plastic dinosaurs attached
Sew Woodsy

Pick up an assorted bag of plastic dinos and some cute washi tape, and you’re good to go!

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Dino Valentines at Sew Woodsy

22. Paint-strip bookmarks

Colorful valentines made from paint sample strips and ribbons
The Thrifty Couple

Just take a quick trip to the hardware store for these DIY valentines for students.

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Paint Strip Bookmark Valentines at The Thrifty Couple

23. Bubble fun

A sweet valentine with bubbles attached
The Girl Creative

Have a bubble-blowing party on the blacktop!

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Bubble Valentines at The Girl Creative

24. Applesauce squeeze

Applesauce packets with a valentine card attached
Funky Polkadot Giraffe

Another healthy option with a sweet message.

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Apple Sauce Pouch Valentines at Funky Polkadot Giraffe

25. Bouncy balls

A valentine for students made from a mesh bag with a bouncy ball inside
About a Mom

You might want to hand this one out at the end of the day!

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Bouncy Ball Valentines at About a Mom

26. Play-Doh valentine

A party size play doh container with a valentine message written on the lid
Random Thoughts of a Supermom

Kids of all ages love Play-Doh!

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Play-Doh Valentines at Random Thoughts of a Supermom

27. Teddy grahams

A bag of Teddy Grahams with a valentine message attached
Skip to My Lou

Give your students a Valentine’s bear hug—the healthy option.

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Teddy Graham Valentines at Skip to My Lou

28. Sugar-free pudding cups

A valentine made from pudding cups dressed up as minions
The Tiptoe Fairy

These valentines for students are a sugar-free version of a sweet treat. Plus they have a sense of humor.

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Pudding Cup Valentines at The Tiptoe Fairy

29. Glow stick magic

Heart shaped valentines with glow sticks attached
The Teacher Wife

Because our students light up our lives! (Hint: Connect two glow stick bracelets together for a budget-friendly multicolored necklace!)

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Glow Stick Valentines at The Teacher Wife

30. Lovebug valentine

A "love bug" valentine made from construction paper and googly eyes
Kid Friendly Things To Do

Aww, this cute little lovebug is not only darling, it’s easy to make!

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Learn more: Love Bug Valentines at Kid Friendly Things To Do

31. Honeybee valentine

Cute valentine that says "Bee my Valentine" made from a yellow pencil and honey bee eraser
Polka Dot Chair

This sweet valentine will have your students buzzing with excitement!

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Bee Eraser Valentines at Polka Dot Chair

32. Lip balm

A clever valentine with a lip balm attached that says "Pucker up valentine"
The Craft Patch

Practical and adorable! Download the free printable at the link below, then simply attach your favorite lip balm with cute polka-dotted washi tape

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Lip Balm Valentines at The Craft Patch

33. Cootie catcher

A child's hands hold a valentine themed cootie catcher
Bren Did

Kids have loved cootie catchers for decades! And not only is this one cute on the outside, but there are jokes they will love sharing with their friends and family on the inside!

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34. Gummy bears

A bag of gummy treats with a valentine card attached
Bloom Designs

OK, we just couldn’t resist adding one candy treat. Gummy Bears are so darn cute! And you can always buy sugar-free or organic!

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Gummy Bear Valentines at Bloom Designs

35. Heart lollipops

Valentines made from lollipops and construction paper hearts
One Little Project

OK, one more! These sweet valentines for students are heart-shaped flowers made from tiny lollipops and they are adorable.

Recommended supplies:

Learn more: Lollypop Valentines at One Little Project

For more Valentine’s Day inspiration, check out our We Are Teachers Valentine’s Day Pinterest board.

Plus, if you liked these valentines for students, check out Punny Valentine’s Day Jokes To Spread Love and Laughter!

Looking for easy ideas for valentines for students? Here are 35 simple, low-cost ideas (with no sugar or allergies to worry about).