Party Games

 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.

Heart Candy Guess Game

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.

Valentine Present Wrap

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.

Valentine Relay

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.

Valentine Pictionary Game

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.

Musical Chairs

This Musical chairs game can be played with a set of chairs with large red hearts tied to the front of the chairs.

Pin the lips on Ms. Valentine Game
Create a Ms. Valentine on a large, heavy poster board or cardboard. You can use moving eyes, false eyelashes and pipe cleaners for hair (everything but the lips). Put each kids name on a pair of red lips cut out of construction paper and place tape on the back. Place a blind fold on the child and have them place the lips on the Ms. Valentine.

Valentine Bingo Game
You can make your own bingo cards with valentine items instead of numbers to call. You could use a February theme to increase the number of items (groundhogs, President Lincoln, Washington, candy, hearts, doves, Valentines, for some examples).

Fishing for Love
You can make a simple fishing game by taking two small cut out hearts (the same size) and taping a large paperclip to one heart, and taping the two hearts together. You can make different size hearts to catch and have each one be good for different "goodie" such as a chocolate kiss or small valentine trinket. You make the fishing pole by taking a short stick (or
valentine pencil, not sharpened), tie a string around the end of the stick and tie a magnet to the end of the string. You can buy magnets with holes in the center at most school supply stores.

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.

Love coupons
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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