1. Make others feel special: Have students make heart-shaped Valentines and write one positive thing about their classmate. What a great way to help build children’s self-esteem! (Be sure to review them all first before giving to the child)
2. Non-food items: Find inexpensive items like stickers, toys, and school supplies at Target, Dollar Tree, etc. These are festive and fun gifts, that will last longer than the candy! Check out our Pinterest to find sources to tons of non-food Valentine ideas and their free printables.
3. Make crafts: Let them be creative and make gifts they can give to their family like cards, bookmarks, etc. Check out our Pinterest for lots of craft ideas for allergy-friendly fun!
4. Just have fun: Read books, watch movies and play games. Kids love listening to others read them books! There are plenty of great books with fun characters like Charlie Brown or Junie B. Jones. Of course games are always a hit too…try Valentine Bingo or have a Scavenger Hunt. If you haven’t made it there yet, our Pinterest has books, games and also educational ideas too!
PS: If you need to provide “safe” items for your child to eat at the party, check out the NEW containers in our shop. They’re a great way to transport your child’s food allergy “safe” snacks!
Do you have any Valentine party ideas for children with food allergies? Please share!