Forget the lollies and conversation hearts — these super sweet Valentine’s Day treats won’t send anyone to the dentist.
We all remember how much we loved getting those Blow Pop Valentine’s Day cards, and we enjoyed sending messages with Conversation Hearts more than actually eating them. But if you’d rather not pump a bunch of kids full of sugar and unleash them on their unwitting teacher, these non-candy options should do the trick.
Have you seen the Blippi episode where he and Meekah melt broken crayons into a fun shape? Such an easy activity! Include messages like: “You color my world” and “Everything is brighter with you.”
You’ll need to make sure kids are old enough for popcorn, but it’s such a cheap, easy treat. And, if you don’t go for that “movie theater butter” package, it’s relatively healthy. Distribute individual, unpopped bags or pop it ahead of time and divvy into cellophane bags with a cheeky tag.
Whether you opt for something like the dairy-free smoothie pouches from Serenity Kids or just the more familiar Go-Go Squeeze fruit pouches, a little tag that says, “You’re my main squeeze” make pouches awesome, guilt-free Valentine options.
Many granola bars, like the Made Good ones, are made completely nut-free and even come in special Valentine’s Day wrapping. Add a punny tag, and you’re done. Try: “You’re the best. Bar none.” “You’re a natural!” or “I chews you” are also solid options.