Heart Hop Relay Kids Valentine Game
Divide the kids into two groups (if 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 children have had their turn. The first team done is the winner.
Valentine Present Wrap
Heart Candy Guess
This is a version of the mummy wrap
game for Halloween. 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.
Fill a clear container with
valentine candy (small hearts, M&Ms) 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.
Cut one heart for each child (an extra one if
an odd number of kids). Write a different instructions on each heart
for the relay race such as crawl, hop, walk backwards; write the same thing
to do on 2 (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. On go, 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.
- Divide the kids into two groups (if not even,
have one child go twice)
- Have one kid from each team draw a valentine
object on the blackboard while the rest of the team tries to guess what is
- You can have one team draw at a time, both
teams draw the picture at the same time, or both teams draw different
pictures at the same time.
Pin the lips on Ms. Valentine
Musical chairs can be played with a
set of chairs with large red hearts tied to the front of the chairs. Use
fun music like the Beatle's "I Want To Hold Your Hand."
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.
Fishing for Love
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).
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.
The group divides in two parallel lines facing each other across the room
(perhaps boys/girls but doesn't matter). Each person is assigned an animal
whose match is across the room somewhere. After being given a moment of
thought, everyone in the room acts like the assigned animal and walks (crawls,
flaps, waddles, etc) across the room in search of their mate. No human
language is allowed. When people think they have discovered their mate, the go
to the referee. The pandemonium proceeds until everyone has been mated.
To help with the assignment of animals perhaps you could make two sets of
animal cards to pass out to people. In this case, the people wouldn't need to
be in parallel lines across from each other. They could just be in a big
circle or anywhere in the room.
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