10 Valentines Candy Alternatives for Classroom Favors!

 

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Looking for some Valentine Candy Alternatives to send to school with your child this year?  Last year we had some fun suggestions for Valentine’s Day Ideas for the Classroom, and we’re back with more great Valentine Candy Alternatives for you this year!

PLUS – Each of these has an idea for a phrase you could print out to make it fit in with the Valentine theme :)

 

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Valentine Scavenger Hunt for Kids (Free Printable Clues!)

Valentine Scavenger Hunt for Kids (Free Printable!)

I’m so excited to finally share this Valentine Scavenger Hunt for Kids with you!   Scavenger Hunts are such a fun way to let your kids (or your sweetheart) know you’ve thought about them enough to hide a gift and lead them to it.   The hunt just builds the excitement and makes Valentine’s Day extra fun.

I had one of my older sons help me come up with these 12 cute clues, and we created this Free Valentine Scavenger Hunt Printable to make it easy.  All you have to do is print it, cut apart the clues, and hide them in the suggested hiding places.  Then place a little treat in the final hiding spot for your sweetheart to find!

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Here’s what I’m leaving my boys this year – a barrel of monkeys (because they’re my little monkeys), a chocolate heart and a coupon for extra video game time :)

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The first pages is for mom/dad’s eyes only – it’s a guide containing the numbered clues along with the place to hide each one. (See above)

The following two pages are hearts containing the 12 clues that you can cut out and hide.  (See example below)

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This hunt is probably best suited for ages 5 – 12, with some easier ones and some more difficult ones that may require a little help.

Let us know if you use this Valentine Scavenger Hunt – and if your kids had fun searching for the clues!

Check out more Valentine’s Day Ideas here – including one of our most popular ideas, this FREE Printable of 30 Conversation Starters (for a fun at-home date night)

Cute Valentine’s Day Ideas: DIY Candy Bowl

Valentine's Day Candy Bowl

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If you are hosting a Valentine’s Day party or just want to get into the spirit, you are going to want to round up cute Valentine’s Day ideas! And while you might think that equals spending big bucks, you might be surprised! The truth is you that you will find many cute Valentine’s Day ideas can be whipped up for just a few dollars or less.

In fact, take a peek at this adorable Valentine’s Day candy bowl! Looks are quite deceiving with this project! With just a few easy supplies, you can create one yourself in no time. Here is how!

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Printable Valentine Cards for Kids | 3 Bouncy Ball Ideas

 

We’ve been highlighting some of our FAVORITE Printable Valentine Cards for Kids to help give you some fun ideas for classroom favors – here’s one I’m in love with right now - Bouncy Balls!

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Saver Tips Tuesday | 2/11 (Valentine’s Day Tips)

Come link up on Saver Tips Tuesday

Welcome back to Saver Tips Tuesday – Valentine’s Day Edition!

Check in each week to see lots of helpful tips for your everyday life. We will be talking about DIY projects, recipes, tips for organization, ways to repurpose items and more! You might see a recipe post that is a “time saver”, a budgeting post that is a “money saver” or a rainy day activity for the kiddos that is a “life saver”!

This link-up is being hosted by 3 great blogs:

Here are this week’s top tips:

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Each week we’ll highlight tips from our own sites and then you can link up your own posts via the linky tool (any kind of “saver” tip). The linky will be on all 3 sites- so your post will get a ton of exposure! Each week, we will also highlight the Top 3 posts from the linky during the previous week.

Here are the Top 3 Posts from the Linky Last Week:

  1. How to Make Valentine’s Day Fit Into Your Budget- A Mitten Full of Saving
  2. How to Save on Clothes- It’s a Fabulous Life
  3. Frugal Iced Coffee Recipe- Couponers United

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Valentine Crafts for Kids | Heart Crayons

Valentine Crafts for Kids: Heart Crayons

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If you’re looking for some cute Valentine crafts for kids to give their classmates, these heart crayons are easy and fun to make! All you need are old crayons and a heart-shaped mold to make these colorful art supplies.  I don’t know about you – but I am ALWAYS finding stray crayon pieces around our house, in the van, under the couch cushions… this should be a piece of cake!

Here’s how to make them – and some nice deals on Heart-Shaped baking molds as well:

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Homemade Valentine Ideas: DIY Valentine’s Day Pencil Toppers

Homemade Valentine Ideas

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Some of the best gifts are the ones that are made with love by hand! As Valentine’s Day parties draw near, you might find yourself needing to come up with small favors for your child’s classroom or teachers.

While it might seem easy to run out and buy a box of paper valentines, think about how much fun your children will have if they get to create the valentines themselves! For about the same cost of a few boxes of paper valentines, you can whip up your own Valentine’s Day pencil toppers for friends and teachers. The best part? This sort of valentine can be used long after the holiday is over!

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