Valentine's Day Party Games
Valentine Word Games
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Enjoy these entertaining valentine word games with the whole family this holiday.
- Index Cards
- Paper Bags
How To Play: Choose a Valentine word such as: St. Valentine, Chocolate, Heart, Jewelry.... Write the letters of the word on individual index cards. Do this two times, making two sets. Put each set in a brown paper bag.
Divide children into teams. Give each team a bag. The first team to decipher what the word in the bag is wins. A variation of the game would be to divide into teams with the same number of children as there are letters in the word. Each child get's a letter and they must hold onto the card and stand in the proper order to spell the word for all to see.
St. Valentine Says
How To Play: Played similar to Simon Says. The player up is "St. Valentine". Player will say "St. Valentine says hop on one foot". The children will hop on one foot. Player will say "Stop". The children are to keep hopping on one foot until player says "St. Valentine says stop". Repeat for additional activities such as take one baby step forward, step backwards, turn around, sit down. Sometimes St. Valentine will say "St. Valentine says" and sometimes he won't. It's a fun game to play with young children.
- Valentine Bag
- Papers with valentine objects written on them
How To Play: Put papers with valentine objects written on them into bag. Divide children into two groups. Flip a coin to see which team goes first. Invite a child from the playing team to approach the chalkboard, draw a slip of paper, and read it to themselves. On your mark, the child should then draw the object in hopes that his/her team members will guess the object on their paper. If the team guesses correctly, before time runs out, they score a point. If the playing team does not guess correctly the other team has five seconds to try to come up with the correct answer. If they guess correctly they score a point and it is their turn to play.
This game can be simplified for young players utilizing words such as: candy, heart, card. Make more difficult for older players by using short phrases: my heart belongs to you, be mine, etc.
Take a Valentine related word such as: Valentine, Chocolate, Romance, etc. and find as many little words as possible before the timer runs out.
Words: late, at, ate, tea, tale, tool, cool, hat, hot, cat, coat...
Words: flow, sew, flew, wore, rose, low, row...
Valentine Twenty Questions
How To Play: Teacher starts by choosing a Valentine related person, place, or thing. The teacher says, "I'm thinking of something". The children try to guess what it is by asking no more than twenty questions that can be answered "YES", "NO", or I DON'T KNOW". The student who guesses correctly is next up.
Broken Heart Riddles
- Large hearts cut in two
- Riddle written on the first half of the heart
- Answer written on the second half of the heart
How To Play: Children go around and ask the riddle and the second child will give the answer. If the answers are correct, the two children who are matched up then sit down. Game is over when all children have matched up the riddle to the answer.
How To Play: Teacher thinks of person, place, or thing. Teacher gives a clue. Begin at one end of the room and work your way around allowing each student to take a turn guessing until one student solves the case. The student who solves the case goes next.
Clue: I'm thinking of someone who wears a banner
Clue: He melts hearts
Clue: He'll get you with his arrow
Clues should be appropriate for the knowledge of the children playing.
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