Non-Candy Valentine Ideas
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and when you have food allergic kids, this holiday can be particularly rough. Candy is everywhere and it either has allergens or may not be cross contact safe. What’s a parent to do to make this occasion fun for even the most allergic kids? Put on that thinking brain, it’s time for some non-candy Valentine ideas!
Here’s a list of ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts for food allergy kiddos.
- Bubbles and a Valentine’s card that reads, “You blow me away.”
- Slime in 2 oz condiment containers.
- Sunflower seed packets so they can grow it at home.
- Small toy cars
- Bouncy balls
- Pencils with a custom valentine’s card printed out and taped to top
- Punch balloons
- Play doh
- Temporary tattoos
- Rubber stamps
- Create a valentine’s card that can be colored in on your computer. Print it on cardstock, cut, and attach 3 crayons.
- Small stuffed animals
- Glow sticks
- Coupon books from the heart filled with pages that offer free hugs, free piggy back ride, free trip to museum, playground, indoor play park, etc.
Hopefully with some of the ideas above you’ll find something that works for you and your kids. Try not to dwell on the unsafe treats you can’t have, instead focus on the fun stuff you can have!
What do you give for Valentine’s Day? Share in the comments!
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