Heart Hop Relay
Game ~ Divide the kids into two groups. If it is not even, have one child go twice. Give each team a small stuffed valentine heart. Have one child from each team place the heart between their legs and hop to the end of the room and back. They give the heart to next child in line, and this repeats until each child has had their turn. The first team done is the winner.
Fill a clear container with valentine candy (small hearts, M&Ms, etc.) and count when filling the container. Pass around the container when the children are eating and have them write down their guess on how many are in the container. The one that is the closest takes the candy home.
This Game is a version of the mummy wrap game for Halloween (see the Halloween game page). For valentine's day you instruct the children that they are wrapping a valentine gift. When they are done wrapping their "gifts" give them a big red bow to finish the package. You can put the children in pairs or small groups.
For this game, cut one heart for each child (an extra one if there is an odd number of kids). Write a different instruction on each heart for the relay race such as; crawl, hop, walk backwards, etc. Make sure you make two hearts with the same instruction, one for each team. Divide the children in 2 groups (if not even, have one child go twice). Put the hearts at the end of the room in 2 piles. The first player on each team runs up to the pile and takes a heart. The players come back to the group doing what it says on the hearts. When the first players get back the next players run to the hearts. This repeats until there is a winner.
Divide the kids into two groups (if not even, have one child go twice). Have one child from each team draw a valentine object on the blackboard while the rest of the team tries to guess what is being drawn. You can have one team draw at a time or both teams draw the picture at the same time or both teams draw different pictures at the same time.
This Musical chairs game can be played with a set of chairs with large red hearts tied to the front of the chairs.
Sweep the Ball game
Kids need one trashcan, one kick ball, and one broom. Position the trashcan about six to eight feet in front of the sweeper. Let one child use the broom to try to sweep the ball into the can. If the children are older, position the can further away and closer for younger children. If you want to make it more difficult, blindfold the sweeper or have someone gently roll the can from side to side while the sweeping child aims for it.
Suggest that children can make love coupons for Mom and Dad or for Grandparents. They can cut out hearts from construction paper and with a pen or crayon, mark down a job on each heart. That heart can be redeemed by the receiver to have the job done. Jobs could be taking out the trash, emptying the dishwasher, setting the table, folding the laundry, or washing windows for Grandmother.
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