Dinosaur Valentine Cards – Free Printable

If your littles love dinosaurs as much as mine have, they’ll love the Dinosaur Valentine Cards I recently created. Punch two holes through the card and tie a small dino toy as a gift (like these DINO-mite valentines I made for G several years ago). Or use washi tape to attach a lollipop or pencil to one. OR! Go old-school and simply let them hand one to their special friends.

Days, weeks, months are all running together thanks to the pandemic. I can’t believe I’m already seeing Valentine’s Day commercials on TV! That’s usually my cue to plan a Valentine’s Day post, and I’m sharing it today to give you time to get ready yourself.

I’m not sure what Valentine’s Day will look like for G and L  this year. Will their teachers gloss over it as they have with Halloween and Christmas? Or will we be asked to drop off Valentine cards at school for some kind of distribution? 

If your kids are back in school, or if they’re learning in a pod, these Dinosaur Valentines will be a fun way for them to tell their peers they’re awesome!

A thing about my printables:

This Valentine printable is 8.5×11 inches. You will need to cut the cards out yourself. If you’d like to use these Valentines, feel free to download the file and print a few out. But please….

  • This printable is for PERSONAL USE ONLY
  • You MAY NOT resell, redistribute, or claim the original as your own
  • If you post this on the internet, please give credit to this blog, Muddy Boots and Diamonds, and link back to this specific post so others can obtain the resource.
  • I’d love to see how you incorporated this scavenger hunt into your Halloween plans! Feel free to tag me (Twitter: @bootsndiamonds or IG: @muddybootsndiamonds) when sharing your photos!

Download your Dinosaur Valentine Cards for Kids here.


Looking for more Valentine’s Day ideas for your family or students? Check out my Valentine’s Day board on Pinterest!

Where to Find Last Minute Valentines for Kids

Some years you don’t have time to pull off DIY Valentines for your kids. Some years you’ll head to the store to purchase a boxed set off the shelf. Maybe one year you’ll find you don’t even have time for that.

If time got away from you this year, don’t stress! Here are some last minute Valentines for kids that you can download and print from the comfort of your own home.

Animal-Themed Valentines

via Natural Beach Living

I love that these animal-themed Valentines from Natural Beach Living can be paired with a little figure (if you choose!).

Fish-Themed Valentines

via Mommy’s Bundle

These Valentines from Mommy’s Bundle would be perfect to hand out to classmates!

Minion Valentines

via Simple Everyday Mom

Minions haven’t stopped being an “in” thing at our house since my boys first watched Despicable Me several years ago. They’d get a kick out of these Minion Valentines from Simple Everyday Mom.

“Punny” OTTER Valentine’s Day Cards

via Ruffles and Rain Boots

L LOVES otters, so I was super excited about featuring this printable from Ruffles and Rain Boots!

Unicorn Valentines

via Artsy Fartsy Mama

I have a niece who is all about unicorns at the moment. These Valentines by Artsy Fartsy Mama give you the option of including a pencil.

Have you ever found yourself searching for last-minute Valentines for your kids?

Last Minute Valentines for Kids Roundup via muddybootsanddiamonds.com

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Out-of-the-Box Valentines for Kids

Today I’ve rounded up some awesome, out-of-the-box candy-free Valentines for kids that are perfect to hand out to your child’s classmates this year.

Before L’s peanut allergy diagnosis, I would bag up a couple of pieces of candy and attach a Valentine’s Day card to it and call it a day.

But having a kid with food allergies changes perspective a little bit. It’s heartbreaking to see L’s excitement over a goody bag turn into confusion and disappointment when we sort through the candy and realize he can’t have any of it because 1) it isn’t safe for people with peanut allergies or 2) It’s not in the original packaging so we have no way to confirm it’s safe to eat.

When he started preschool, I strived for non-food goodies to give to his class at the holidays. Now Valentine’s Day has turned out to be my favorite food-centric holiday to hand out non-food treats to the boys’ classmates.

Out-of-the-Box Valentines for Kids via muddybootsanddiamonds.com #ValentinesDay #CreativeValentines #CandyFree #FoodFree #AllergyFriendly #ValentinesforKids #ValentinesDayCards #preschool #elementaryschool #kindergarten


Play Dough Valentines with Cookie Cutter

Play Dough Valentine's Day Cards for Kids via Buggy and Buddy blog | Non-Candy Valentine's Day Cards for Kids via muddybootsanddiamonds.com
via Buggy and Buddy

Volcano Science Experiment Valentines

Volcano Science Experiment Valentine via Natural Beach Living | Out of the Box candy-free Valentines for Kids via muddybootsanddiamonds.com
via Natural Beach Living

Bubble Valentines

You Blow Me Away Bubble Valentines via Modern Preschool | Out of the Box Valentines for Kids via muddybootsanddiamonds.com
via Modern Preschool

Watercolor Valentines

Printable Water Color Valentines via Kids Activities Blog | Out of the Box Valentines for Kids via muddybootsanddiamonds.com
via Kids Activity Blog

LEGO Valentines

Lego Valentines via Our Kid Things blog | Candy-Free Valentine's Day Cards via muddybootsanddiamonds.com
via Our Kid Things

Upcycled Heart Crayon Valentines

Have a Colorful Valentine's Day DIY Crayon Valentines plus FREE printable via www.muddybootsanddiamonds.com
via Muddy Boots and Diamonds

Which Valentine would you love to receive? Let us know in the comments below!

6 Candy-Free Valentine's Day Cards for Kids via muddybootsanddiamonds.com

6 Valentine's Day Cards for Kids that Don't Involve Candy via MuddyBootsandDiamonds.com