Valentine's Day Games, Party Ideas, Scavenger
Hunt, Movies and Recipes
girl scout leader for many years and a homeroom parent for both of my
children I have planned many Valentine's Day Parties. You will find some
great games, recipes, crafts and movies for kids parties
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Valentine's Day Fun
Gift Basket Ideas
Day Coupon Book
Day Love Notes
Valentine Bingo Craft/Game
bags of candy hearts
Small bag or
bingo cards. To
create each card, cut the construction paper into a five-inch square.
Use a ruler to draw five equally spaced rows and columns with a marker,
creating 25 squares. Have each player count out 25 candy hearts and
write the saying from each candy in a square. (It's OK if the same
saying appears on several of your candy hearts.)
Start playing. All players throw their 25 hearts into one bag or
box. Pick one person to be the "caller." The caller shakes up the bag,
then pulls one heart out of the bag at a time and reads the saying out
loud. Using coins or extra candy hearts as markers, players mark the
called sayings that appear on their cards. The first player to line up
five hearts across, down, or diagonally yells "Bingo!"
VALENTINE'S DAY GAMES FOR KIDS
a heart-shaped cookie ahead of time for each child.
colorful frostings (pink, red, and white.
Valentine candy such as red
hot candies, conversation hearts etc..
Let the fun
Use several small
paper or cardboard hearts or one large heart.
heart(s) a couple feet away.
Give each player ten pennies.
Every time a penny goes
onto the heart, a piece of candy is
Wrap an old mop handle
up in red and pink crepe paper with matching ribbon.
enough donuts for each child.
ribbon through the donut hole. Tie the other end of the
ribbon to the decorated mop handle. Hold mop so that
children have to kneel to reach the donut. The object is
to see who can grab the donut with their teeth -- without hands! For older kids you may want to
cover their eyes with a bandana. Hang a new donut for each
player. If you want you can time each player to see how long it
takes. Shortest time wins.
Give each child one sheet of large
red construction paper. Have them cut it into the shape of a
and using markers, glue sticks, sparkles, scissors, construction
paper etc… decorate their hearts.
For smaller groups place a
heart on the back of a folding chair. Or if you have
a large group place the hearts like stepping stones on the
floor rather than using
the usual rules for musical chairs, When you
stop the music, everyone rushes to find a chair or heart. The player left
without one is out of the game; he takes his heart and trades it
for a cupcake. The game
continues, with you removing a chair/heart at the start of each
round, until one child is left sitting. A bag of Hershey kisses
can be given to the winner along with a cupcake.
Divide the kids into two groups and put them in a straight line.
each team a small stuffed Valentine heart.
the first person in each line place the heart between their legs
and hop to the other end of the room and back.
give the heart to the next child in line and the process repeats
until everyone has had a turn. The first team to finish
Cut out a heart for each
child and an extra one if you have an odd number of kids.
Write a different
instruction on each heart such as hop, walk backwards, take
giant steps, take baby steps. Make two of each instruction
so that you have one for each team.
Divide the kids into 2
groups and put them in line.
Put the hearts at the
other end of the room in two piles.
On your command the
first person in line should run up to the pile, take a heart and
follow the instructions to get back to his team. Play goes
to the next person and the game continues. The first team done
group into two teams. Blow up red or pink balloons and
tie one to everyone's ankles. Say "go" and watch the teams
trying to burst the other team's balloons first. The team with
the last balloon wins. As your balloon is burst you withdraw
from the game.
Valentine Air Balloons
balloons floating in the air while thinking and saying words
from a chosen category.
get everyone into a circle and start the balloon going around
from player to player keeping the balloon in the air at all
times. The catch however is before he can bat the balloon each
player must call out a word (no repetitions, please) to fit an
agreed upon theme.
CREATE YOUR OWN TRAIL
Start with cutting out
footprints/hearts from construction paper. Be sure to use
colors that fit with your theme. Label each
Select goodie items like
raisins, M&M's, Cheerios or Chex cereal, chocolate chips, bite
size pretzels, and anything else that you think the kids would
like. Set each item out in a separate bowl.
Strategically place the bowls around the room. Place the
footprints/hearts in numeric order to guide the kids from one
bowl to the next.
Give each child a plastic
spoon and a Ziploc bag. Have them follow the footprint
/hearts "trail" to make their own trail mix. Remind them
only one spoonful per bowl goes into their bag.
plastic table cloth on the floor (preferably red or pink).
Cover it with Valentine candy and trinkets such as
stickers, pencils etc. Have the children stand a
distance from the table cloth and toss one or two rings.
Whatever their ring encompasses they get to keep. Be sure
to have goodie bags available. This game has always been a
great hit with the kids.
Valentine Face Paint
1 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. water
1/2 tsp. cold cream
2 drops food coloring
In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, mix well. Draw
a heart on everyone's face.
1 Ping pong
ball for each team (painted
with a heart on it)
1 spoon for each team
Divide children into teams. Give the first child on each team a
spoon and a ping pong ball. Set up the course to where they have
to carry the "Heart" on the spoon to the end of the course and
come back. Hand off to the next child and continue until all
children have played on the team. First team done wins.
HERSHEY'S HUGS AND
a great candy for Valentine's Day fun.
sugar cookies or cupcakes -- ice in red icing and add a hug or
kiss to the top. (Note remove the foil first)
blank Tic Tac Toe game for half the number of kids in class.
Have them pick a partner and give one of them 5-6 hugs and
the other 5-6 kisses and a Tic Tac Toe sheet. Have them
play the game and then eat the kisses when play is done.
jar with hugs and kisses and have the kids guess how many are in
the jar. The winner gets a prize -- how about a large
a Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunt is probably one of
the most popular party games and I have done them many times with my
kids. A few pointers to help you to get starated:
- Identify Your
Divide the kids into teams and have them select a “heart filled”
name for their team. Suggestions: Conversation Hearts,
Cupid's Kids, Loving Hearts, Red Hearts
- Select The
Area For The Hunt To Take Place
You will want to select boundaries and keep the area limited.
Use caution tape to create the boundaries. Hide the items
within the boundaries. Make sure the lighting is
adequate. You can use indoors or outdoors.
Bags Are Required
Decorated bags should be given to each
child. This will help them
to navigate and keep organized.
Prizes Make It Fun
Select prizes for each team. Even if it is just a certificate
Starter List of Scavenger Hunt Ideas
- Just wanted to tell you how special you
are to me?
A Valentine Card
- Family, Friends -- a special
Paper with the word Love
- I am stuffed with something
and feel really cuddly
- Sweet and sugary, loved by
all, makes Valentine fun.
- How you knew to come here
- Get the signature and
favorite food of someone you love.
- I cover presents all the
- I float high and
List how many things you can
find that are red or pink
- Find a heart shaped object.