my daughter's in first grade. i had bought a bunch of wooden rulers for a craft project i never ended up doing. so, instead, i am going to attach tags to each that say "you RULE, valentine!" and have my daughter write each kid's name on the back. i hate giving out candy too. lol.
i found the idea on pinterest. i also saw one where you give a little baggies with a bouncy ball and write on the tag "have a BALL this valentine's day!"