Valentine’s Day with kids is one of the funnest holidays we get to experience. The whole idea of couples, boyfriends and girlfriends, and giving each other valentines makes them giddy and full of energy. Having a ton of kids amped up on that energy can be a handful for a busy teacher, parent, or caregiver. Add in copious amounts of chocolate and one must be prepared with a few games to burn that energy. Below are 5 Valentine's Day Games for Kids that can help save the day when Valentine’s Day comes calling.
5 Valentine's Day Games for Kids
Valentine’s Dictionary: A simple game of Pictionary can take on a whole new fun when you limit the game to only famous couples, Valentine’s Day symbols, and so on. This makes the game a bit easier for younger kids and can work with even the smallest children. Pictionary is a ton of fun with a group of kids. You can always simplify the game by having one drawer and the rest of the group guessing.
Musical Love Chairs: Musical chairs is always a huge hit with a group of kids and you can turn it into love chairs by making a few minor adjustments to the classic game. Simply decorate the chairs with hearts and various other love symbols. Play the game as you usually would, but use the most romantic, cheesy, dramatic love song possible for the music. The kids will be so busy laughing they will have trouble playing the game itself.
Who’s That Couple?: Famous couples can be written down on index cards and then mixed up in a bowl. Have kids team up in pairs and then draw a “couple” from the bowl. Each pair will then have to stand up in front of the group and give non-verbal clues as to who their famous couple is. This might be acting out scenes, or charades. The rest of the group tries to guess who their famous couple is.
Hidden Hearts: This one is for the younger set, but you could reasonably make it fun for the older kids too. Cut out various sized hearts and hide them all over a specified area. Have the kids hunt down the hearts and trade them in for small prizes. Have one large prize that is hidden particularly well to amp up the fun.
Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt: For the older kids, scavenger hunts are a great idea. Go out into a larger area (think neighborhood) and pick out various items that exist. (Yellow leaves, cup of sand, etc) Add in a few of your own limited items such as hearts, candy boxes, cupids, and so on. Send each pair out with a list of the items required to win. Make sure you consider safety when determining the areas to work in and the ages of the kids. This game is a great deal of fun for kids of all ages.