Valentine’s Day is coming up and I am always on the hunt for cute, quick, and simple game ideas to do with my students or family.
The games below are all of those things AND fun, too!
So whether you are hosting your child’s Valentine’s Day Class Party or having a family night at home, everyone will love these easy ideas!
Materials Needed – Conversation Hearts
How to Play – Players race to see who can stack the tallest tower out of Conversation Hearts in one minute. It’s not as easy as you think!
Materials Needed – Conversation Hearts, Spoons, Cups
How to Play – Fill a cup with candy hearts. Have player transport hearts with the spoon to another cup on the other side of the room. Race to see which team can transfer all of the hearts the quickest.
Materials Needed – Conversation Hearts, Empty Water Bottle
How to Play – Place the empty water bottle on the floor with the lid removed. Players stand above the bottles and race to see how many candy hearts they can drop into the bottle in one minute.
Materials Needed – Cut-out hearts from red and pink construction paper, red and pink balloons (blow up, but do not tie off)
How to Play – Cut several large hearts out of red and/or pink construction paper. Scatter the hearts around the room. Blow up the balloons without knotting, and give them to your children to “set off” into the air – seeing if they can land any on a heart target. If you have more than one child playing, the winner is the child whose balloon lands closest to a target! For older kids, number the targets and let them keep score.
Who Stole the Kiss?
Materials Needed – Hershey Kisses
How to Play – Have everyone sit in a circle. Place a Hershey’s Kiss in the middle of the circle. Designate one person to be “it” and have them leave the room (or turn around/close their eyes). Choose one child to steal and hide the kiss in their hands or lap. Have the child who is “it” return and try to guess who “stole” his/her kiss by asking each person by name, “Avery, did you steal my kiss? Hunter, did you steal my kiss?” and so on until they find their kiss. Repeat until everyone has had a turn or until you run out of kisses!
Materials Needed – Valentine-colored M&Ms, Plastic Straws, *Heart Doilies (red and white) *or you could use small paper plates
How to Play – Set a red heart doily on the table with a handful of M&Ms on top. Set a white doily next to it. Players use the straw to try to suck up the M&M and move the M&M from the red doily to the white one – without using their hands. Players with the most M&Ms on the white doily after one minute wins!
Don’t Break My Heart
Materials Needed – Clothespins, Tissue Paper Heart
How to Play – Give each player a clothespin. Starting with the first player, players must pass a tissue paper heart around the whole group using only their clothespins without breaking the heart. To make it more difficult, the leader can yell out different commands like “stop, go left,” – “stop, go right” – “pass across” – “pass behind”.
Would You Rather?
Materials Needed – Would You Rather 20 Questions Printable from Minds in Bloom.
How to Play – Ask one another the questions from the above printable. Laugh and have fun!
Which game are you going to play with your kiddos?
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