Valentine’s Day Games can be a little tricky to come up with. The day usually just centers around hearts, candy, and love. Today, I’m going to share some games that have Valentine’s Day Theme but get the kids up and active. Check out these fun Active Valentine’s Day Games for your next classroom party.
Active Valentine’s Day Games
Valentine’s Day Games, for me, are probably the hardest to come up with. I have the pleasure of finding games for Connor’s preschool class and Michael’s fourth-grade class this year. That’s a big age gap, but I’d like to find games that will work for both – less work for me. My other stipulation is that they are active games. The teachers like to get the kids up and moving with hands-on games in stations around the room. Here’s what I’ve found so far for Hands-on Valentine’s Day Games.
This game is found on No Time For Flash Cards I like this idea for the older kids. I might adapt it a little for preschool, and pull an activity out of a jar that I announce for them all to do at once.
This is an idea from Mrs. Schmelzer’s First Grade Blog.
This is a cute adaption of the musical hearts. Here’s the link to this idea at Toddler Approved
Use felt hearts and chalk or tape to make a hopscotch course on the floor. Add fun instructions to certain hearts. When they land on those hearts, they have to perform certain activities like jumping jacks or hopping on one foot.
Minute To Win It Game (Heart Transfer)
This is from Little Family Fun. It’s like a Minute To Win It game. This one is especially good for older kids. Here’s the link to this fun Valentine’s Day game from Little Family Fun
Valentine Knock Down
I was struggling to find a lot of active Valentine’s Day games that would work for both age groups, so I made some of my own! Here’s a fun Carnival game. Kids love knocking things down. Here’s the link to this Valentine’s Day Game – Heart Knock Down
Catch My Heart
One player has a bucket while the other has several bean bags or felt hearts. Players should stand far apart from each other while one player throws the heart and their teammate tries to catch it in the bucket.
Valentine Bowling Game
And then there’s Olaf Bowling with Conversation hearts! I can’t wait until they see Olaf with hearts on him that say Text Me, Tweet Me, I Love You, and LOL. Let me tell you…the kids go crazy over this fun game! Here’s the link to the Valentine Olaf Game.
Candy Relay Race
Compete in teams to transfer candy. Here’s a link to this Valentine’s Day Relay Game
Balloon Stomp and Word Scramble Game
Stomp on balloons to reveal a word. Put your team’s words together to form a phrase. Here’s the link to Balloon Stomp Valentine Game
Human Tic Tac Toe Game
Players become the playing pieces in this Valentine’s Day Game of Tic-Tac-Toe
Alright, everyone, that’s all I’ve found so far. If you have a fun game, I would love to hear about it. I love hearing ideas. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!