20 valentines cards ideas for kids (2024)

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I am so excited to share these 20 Valentines’ Cards for kids. These kids’ valentines cards are not only easy to make but also so creative, cute, and out-of-the-box. We have found everything from non-candy Valentine Cards to Valentine Snacks for kids. Each one is as unique as the next – the kids will love them.

I can’t believe it’s time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day Cards Ideas for kids, but it is, so let’s begin! Have fun finding which of these cute valentines are perfect for your kiddos to give to family and friends. You’ll find everything from non-candy Valentine cards to Valentine Cards for teachers!

Valentines’ Day Cards for Kids

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This list of cards & Valentine’s Day crafts are fun to make, but even more fun to pass out. Everything from pop up cards to heart cards and bug cards – we’ve got you covered.

These cards & ideas work for a classroom Valentine’s party (check out these fun Valentine’s games) or to pass out to friends and neighbors. They make adorable Valentine’s cards for school (don’t forget an extra one to use as a teacher Valentine’s card – we’ve included those, too!)

You can even make DIY Valentine’s Mail Boxes to hang in your house. Once they are hung up and you have your Valentine’s Cards finished, just have everyone in your family deliver their Valentines using the indoor family mailbox.

20 Valentine’s Day Card Ideas for Kids

When it comes to kids Valentine’s cards, you can go super simple and make a heart shape with your child’s handwriting on it, or you can get a little fancier with some of the Valentine’s Day treats attached to the cards. Either way, these easy DIY Valentines for kids are all super easy & fun!
The kids and I have already picked out our favorite valentines to share with you today:

1. Non-Candy Valentines. These bubble valentines are so adorable & easy to make at home with the free printable cards!

2. Another greatnon-candy ideais the valentines made of Playdoh – which will give them a chance to be creative!

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3. Use a paper heart and pencils to tell your valentine that you think they’re “just write”!

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4. Mini Cereal Box Valentine Cards are super cute & easy to make at home!
Update: The website with these printable Valentines are no longer online. Luckily, they are easy to print yourself!

Directions: Write or type a quote from below onto a piece of paper. Secure it around a mini cereal box with some tape or glue & tie a spoon onto the box. That’s it!

  • You have a heart ofGoldGolden Grahams
  • I’m not playingTrix. I really like you. –Trix
  • You are myLucky Charm. –Lucky Charms
  • I like youOhso much! –Cheerios (Use this one with all Cheerios versions!)
  • You make my heartSwirlCinnamon Toast Crunch
  • I’mCuckoofor you. –Cocoa Puffs
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5. Have a “Super Valentine’s Day!” – how cute are these little superhero tootsie roll pops? Such a fun valentine’s idea!

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6. Gift each child with a small toy dinosaur – letting them know you think they’re“dino-mite”!

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7. Looking for another great boy-friendly idea? This is perfect! These are fun and easy to make, plus I love when the Valentine cards have a special message that goes along with the favor. 🙂

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8. If the class would KNOT be the same with your child – you should make these bracelets by Dandee Designs. These are adorable and just take a thick piece of paper, a hole punch, and DIY friendship bracelets.

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9.These mustache valentines are just about the most fun idea… EVER! Can you imagine how much fun kids will have if these are part of a classroom Valentine party? 🙂 Throw in some temporary tattoos (Valentine’s Day themed) and you’re set! 🙂

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10. Kids would love melting crayons to create these unique Valentine’s Day hearts! Our kids love doing these. They are so cute. You can even give these with a coloring sheet (Valentine’s Day theme) that you print off for the kids.

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11. If you want Valentine card ideas for school – this next one is perfect. Kids who love goldfish crackers will enjoy the fact “in the same school” as the child who shares these valentines with them! You can make these with white printer paper and some markers!

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12. Ever thought of making homemade Valentine fortune cookies? They are actually really easy to make & they are fun treat to include with a special Valentine’s Day card or note!
Just write something cute on the paper like, “You will have a great day today!” or “You will do great on your spelling test!” or keep it basic with “Happy Valentine’s Day!”

13. Check out these lightsaber cards by ElishoSnow (you can make them right on your computer!) with glow-sticks and a picture printed on cardstock.

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14. I am in love with this ingenious idea: “I dig you!” Kids will love the fact that they can use this Valentine even after the candy is gone. 😉

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15. I love the idea of these love bugs for kids! Perfect for your little one’s buggy and buddy. 🙂 On a day when they will receive loads and loads of sweets, why not treat them with something a little different— a small toy like this make the cutest little Valentine’s day gifts for their friends.

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“Dear Teacher” Valentine’s Day Card Ideas

If you are looking for Valentine’s card ideas for school teachers, we’ve got you covered. This next group of cards is will be perfect for your child’s teacher.

Valentine Card for Teacher

16. Use Burt’s Bee’s popular products to thank your child’s teacher for “bee-ing” great.

You can download & print these BEE Valentine printables right here. (They remind me of our BEE-Day birthday party!)

Or you can use the same printable idea, just without the chapstick… It’s so cute to include for a teacher when your child prepares their Valentine’s day card for school.

17. Does your child’s teacher love coffee? If so, this is the perfect valentine for them! (Psst…don’t you just love when the free printable is included?)

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18. For a little bit of a different twist: This Valentine’s Day, they may also enjoy being told: “Thanks a Latte” for all that they do!

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19. How cute is this budget-friendly idea? It’s going to be a great Valentine for the teacher, but it also works great as classroom valentines for all of the kids. A ruler and some paper and make adorable classroom valentines.

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20. These Rainbow Loom Bracelet cards are a wonderful gift from your child to your teacher and I think any teacher would appreciate it! (I would have!). Our kids have each loved to make Rainbow Loom bracelets at one point or another, so this one would be perfect for them.

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Valentine’s Day Party Ideas:

  • Check out this easy Valentine’s Day Pretzel Buttons- an easy Valentine’s Day Snack.
  • This Valentine Science Experiment is so much fun! They will literally watch the hearts bubble until they disappear.

More Valentine Ideas for Kids

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Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet co*ke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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