21 Sweet Valentines for Students (That Skip the Sugar)

So adorable!

20 Valentines for Students

Do you LOVE to surprise your students with a little Valentine’s Day treat? Here are 21 sweet ideas for students gathered from our WeAreTeachers Valentine’s Day Pinterest board.

We picked up many of the supplies to make these valentines using Walmart’s Online Grocery Pickup. It’s a great way to save a little time and money. 

1.  Pencil-Heart Valentine

Because, really, can your students ever have enough pencils?

SOURCE: Bits of Everything

2. Crayon Box Treat

Ahh! The beloved smell of a fresh box of crayons.

SOURCE: Crazy Little Projects

3. Silly Straws

These will make your students cheer!

SOURCE: Kinzie’s Kreations

4. Glow-Stick Magic

Because our students light up our lives!

SOURCE: The Teacher Wife

5. Love Bugs

Love the mason jar template these little bugs come in.

SOURCE: Dandee

6. Pencil Arrows

Play Cupid and aim for your students’ hearts.

SOURCE: Remarkably Created

7. Cuties

A sweet message to go with a healthy treat.

SOURCE: The Cards We Drew

Remember, you can save a little money on your cuties by using the code TEACHERS when you choose Walmart’s Online Grocery Pickup.

8. Slinky

Tip: Buy mini-Slinky toys in bulk at the dollar store.

SOURCE: Two Thirty Five Designs

9. Crayon Hearts

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

SOURCE: A Sprinkle of This

10. You Rule!

Let them know: In your eyes, they measure up.

SOURCE: Relocated Living

11. Tic-Tac-Toe Fun

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

SOURCE: Creations by Kara

12. Foxy Pretzels

Your kids will love this foxy little valentine.

SOURCE: Pink Peppermint Design

13. Scrabble Valentine

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

SOURCE: Positively Splendid

14. Dinosaurs

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

SOURCE: Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons

15. Paint-Strip Bookmarks

A trip to the hardware store, a hole punch, and some skinny ribbon are all you need for this DIY project.

SOURCE: Krazy Coupon Lady

16. Bubble Fun

Have a bubble-blowing party on the blacktop!

SOURCE: The Girl Creative

17. Applesauce Squeeze

Another healthy option with a sweet message.

SOURCE: Funky Polka Dot Giraffe

18. Bouncy Balls

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

SOURCE: Mommy by Day, Crafter by Night

19. Play-Doh Valentine

Kids of all ages love Play-Doh.

SOURCE: Random Thoughts of a Supermom

20. Teddy Grahams

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

SOURCE: Skip to My Lou

21. Gummy Bears

Okay, we just couldn’t resist adding one candy treat. Gummy bears are so darn cute! And you can always buy the sugar-free kind.

SOURCE: Skip to my Lou

What are your favorite valentines for students? Please share in the comments, and we’ll add them to this list.

And don’t forget: You can save $10 on your first order of $50 or more at Walmart’s Online Grocery Pickup when you use the code TEACHERS. Happy Valentine’s Day!


Posted by Elizabeth Mulvahill

Elizabeth Mulvahill is a teacher, writer and mom who loves learning new things, hearing people's stories and traveling the globe.


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