8 Non Candy Valentine’s Day Ideas For Kids

Valentine’s Day is coming! Which means we’re on the hunt for Valentine’s Day ideas for our kids. (Preferably the non-candy Valentine’s Day ideas.)

And if I’m being honest…I’m still pretty worn out from THE holidays. I mean, there are still Christmas gifts in my living room, so it seems like it wasn’t that long ago…

While you’re judging my spectacular ability to drag my feet, please enjoy the benefit of my laziness…THESE 8 Non Candy Valentines Day Ideas For Kids!

I can’t take the credit—this was a lazy team effort by Melanie and Rachael too. We really just wanted this to be easy on all of us this year. Maybe it was the hours I spent last year exacto-knifing tiny wrappers onto a very specific candy that required multiple trips to the store to secure 25 of the right flavor of aforementioned candy that made me stand up and shout “AMEN” when Melanie and Rachael shared this idea with me.

All of these fun Valentine’s ideas are easy to assemble. Just download the PDF file, print and cut the cards, and place inside a cellophane bag with the toy. Tie with cute bakers twine and YOU’RE DONE! Bonus? You can get all of the items here via Amazon Prime, delivered right to your doorstep. Extra bonus? These printables are FREE!

So easy your kids can put their own Valentine’s Day cards together.

And because we’re all still working on our leftover Christmas candy, these are non-candy treats.


The Lazy Today’s Mama Team

Download the “I Wheelie Like You” card in white or grey. We used these pull-back race cars, 4 x 9 cellophane treat bags, and baker’s twine.


Download the “Will Zoo Be Mine” card here. We used these zoo animal stress balls, 4 x 9 cellophane treat bags, and baker’s twine.


Download the “It’s Your Move, Valentine” card here. We used these tic-tac-toe boards, 4 x 9 cellophane treat bags, and baker’s twine.


Download the “You’re a Great Catch” card in blue or pink. We used these Pokemon bracelets, 4 x 9 cellophane treat bags, and baker’s twine.


Download the “Never Lego of My Heart” card or folded (pictured below.) We used these toy bricks, 4 x 9 cellophane treat bags, and baker’s twine.


Download the “You’re My Main Squeeze” card here. We used these mini heart stress balls, 4 x 9 cellophane treat bags, and baker’s twine.


Download the “I Dig Our Friendship” card here. We used these construction vehicle crayons, 4 x 9 cellophane treat bags, and baker’s twine.

Download the “I Get a Kick Out of You” card here. We used these ninja toy figures, 4 x 9 cellophane treat bags, and baker’s twine.

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Zendoodle Christmas Coloring Pages

Look. I’ve got about six dozen ADORABLE holiday crafts pinned to my “Christmas FTW” board on Pinterest. But I’ve finally come to an extraordinary place of clarity where I’ve realized that I’m not crafty.

At all.

Oh, I’ve tried. (How I’ve tried.) There are a handful of the most abominable “ornaments” that we hang on our tree every year. Some crazy recipe that includes a truck load of cornstarch and glue. It was a nightmare.

But coloring?! Oh heck yes. Sign us up. Some fun coloring pages, a table full of crayons, colored pencils, and markers married with a batch of hot cocoa? BOOM. Holiday magic.


I excel at family activities that allow me to also partake in the enjoyment.

So, I hope you will follow my lead and pour yourself a cup of cocoa and impress your kiddos with your mad coloring skills.

Here, use our Zendoodle Christmas Coloring Pages…

Zendoodle Christmas Coloring Pages

The christmas tree, candy canes, and gingerbread man coloring pages come in two versions. One is already filled with Zendoodle marks that you can add to and color in. (Get ready to add some serious chill to your holiday hustle.) The other offers a blank christmas tree, blank candy canes, and blank gingerbread man that you can customize to your hearts content.


New to Zendoodling? Use the blank shapes and consider these tips:

  1. Use cardstock or heavy paper with extra paper underneath so marker doesn’t go through
  2. Doodle different patterns into each quadrant. Start with a pencil if you want, but draw very lightly.
  3. Use two sizes of black marker (ie. Sharpie Fine Point and Sharpie Extra Fine Point) for the final doodles.
  4. Each time you make a new shape, let that shape be doodled into. (A big polka dot is really a circle that can be filled with its own doodles.)
  5. Try some holiday doodles! Snowflakes, stars, santa hats, candy cane stripes, etc.
  6. Try to vary texture, size, and value of the doodles. (Ie. If one shape is fairly light and has a lot of white space, the shape next to it can have more concentrated doodles or darker doodles.)
  7. Let the ink dry for at least 5 minutes before erasing pencil lines.

Download the Zendoodle Christmas Coloring Pages

Download our Christmas Zendoodle coloring pages blank or pre-doodled, print, and color.

Happy Holidays!

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Halloween Zendoodle Printable by Juliann Law for Today’s Mama is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at http://www.faboolous.blogspot.com/.


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