For Halloween last year we tried a no-candy alternative for trick-or-treaters. Since Valentine’s Day seems to be the Halloween of February, we thought we would make no-candy Valentines for the kids to take to school.
Valentine’s Day is sort of a weird tradition in schools. You basically go reverse trick or treating with generic pieces of perforated paper that cost a fortune. The kids are even asked not to specifically address the valentines to classmates. And really, my kids hardly ever read that expensive piece of paper. All they want is the candy (or the tattoos). So, this is my first attempt at a no-candy and no store bought valentine’s cards solution.
We ran a couple of ideas past the kids. I was thinking along the lines of “Valentine, we just make ‘cents'” but my kids thought that was lame. They actually came up with the idea of doing the “XOXO” and putting pennies for the “O’s”. I LOVE the idea! Cute, clever, creative, and my favorite: simple!
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Simply print off as many valentines as you need,
Use Zots (craft glue dots) to stick those pennies on,
And send those happy kids off for a sugar high!
What do you do for kid valentines?