Valentine Box Ideas for Elementary School Kids


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Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it, and creating a heartfelt card is one fun way to show your love. Exchanging cards is a big part of school-aged kids’ holiday experiences. Keep each treasured card safe and easy to transport back home by learning how to make a valentine box.

Valentine box ideas for elementary school-aged children don’t have to be all about hearts and chocolate bars, though. Some can have different themes and still be easy and fun to put together. Typically, you just need a few supplies:

  • Empty box of some sort
  • Construction paper
  • Wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers

However, if you’re short on time or simply don’t have the arts and crafts available at home, here are some cute premade Valentine box options you can buy with the click of a button.

Emoji Valentine Box

Emoji Valentine Box



$10 at Amazon

Emojis are a quick, easy, and fun way to express your emotions with a symbol on a digital device, and this emoji Valentine box from Hallmark lets the graphics do the talking. Shaped like a tissue box, this heartfelt box comes equipped with 32 perforated cards and emoji stickers to use on the valentines or box itself.

Conversation Heart Favor Boxes (12-pack)

Unique heart valentine boxes

Oriental Trading

$10 (was $16) at Oriental Trading

If you want to stand out from the crowd a bit more, there are other unique valentine box ideas to choose from. Take this one that’s been inspired by Conversation Heart candies, for example. Fill the 12 boxes with sweet treats, cards or jewelry to gift or keep them to collect valentines.

Boys Valentine Box

football valentine box



$10 (was $13) at Amazon

While it’s true that many of the pre-made boxes available are covered in hearts, there are plenty of Valentine box ideas for boys on the market as well. Created for the sports fanatic at heart, this box is shaped like a football field with the phrase “Kick me a Valentine” on it and includes 32 valentines and 1 teacher card. It ships flat and is easy to assemble.

Shark Valentine Box

shark valentine box


$5 at Target

Designed for kids ages 6 and up, this shark valentine box can hold paper cards from friends and classmates. Kids will love sliding their valentines into the shark’s mouth for safekeeping. Constructed of paper, it assembles quickly and easily.

Heart-shaped Gift Box

red and white heart box


Pokémon Valentine Box

Pikachu valentine box


$10 at Kohl’s

Pokémon enthusiasts will gravitate toward this Pikachu-inspired valentine box. It comes with 32 perforated cards for classmates and 1 teacher card that features Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Snorlax, and more designs with phrases like “catch all the fun today” and “I choose you.”

Spider-man Valentine Box

Spider-man valentine box



$15 at Amazon

This all-in-one Hallmark Spider-Man Valentine box was created with Marvel fans in mind. Featuring Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, and other popular characters, it has a 3D pop-up Spider-Man on the lid and is printed on nice paper stock. It’s an all-in-one kit, which means it comes with 32 classmate valentines and 1 teacher card.

Dog Valentine Box

puppy dog valentine box

Oriental Trading

$15 (was $17) at Oriental Trading

What better place to hold puppy love cards than in a dog-themed valentine box? Cards are safely stored in an attached paper bag, hidden behind the puppy. This package makes 12 dog valentine holders, which would be perfect for a small group or party.

White Valentine Box

White valentine box

$3 at Target

Starting as a blank slate, this durable 11.5” x 8” x 1.5” white box comes ready to be decorated with stickers, ribbons, markers, and more. Embellishing pre-constructed white boxes is about as close to having homemade Valentine’s Day boxes as you can get.

Robot Valentine Box

robot valentine box



$12 at Amazon

This eye-catching box captures attention with its bright colors and positive sayings like “best bots” and “I’m nuts and bolts about you.” Easy to put together, it comes with 32 cards, 1 teacher valentine, and 36 stickers. It’s lightweight and measures 7.09” x 7.09” x 11.02” once assembled. While this box is robot-themed, similar cat and hero themes are also available.

Do any of these Valentine boxes seem right for your little one? This holiday, celebrate love and togetherness by making the day extra special with heartfelt card exchanges and spending quality time together.

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