Non-Candy Valentine's Ideas for Kids

Treat your loved ones to a new kind of valentine this year. Here are seven sweet ways to say "I love you" that don't require a trip to the candy store — or the dentist.
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Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Fresh Fruit

Upgrade your little valentines' lunchbox staples with punny stickers telling them how you feel, like "You are plum perfect," "I love you berry much" and "We make a great pear."

Fish Crackers

Turn these no-fail snacks into a V-day treat by bagging up a school of these cheesy fish crackers and tagging with a note. Think "You're a great catch," "You're too cool for school" or "I'm hooked on you." 

Chocolate Milk

A carton of the good stuff presented with a loopy straw and the tag "You don't suck" is guaranteed to appeal to a certain grade-school demographic. 

Snack Mix

Small bags of trail mix — spiked with fruit-flavored cereal for color — make easy DIY classroom favors when they come with notes like "Let's hit the trail together" or "You're a trailblazer."

Applesauce

Do up this go-to snack favorite with just two words. "You're awesomesauce" says it all.

Popcorn

Whether you make it yourself or leave a microwave package out for a big kid's after-school snack, popcorn served with a note — "My heart went pop when I first saw you" or "I love you, cornball" — shows you care.

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