14 Valentine's Day Party Games for Kids

Free, Printable Valentine Games for the Classroom

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These valentine games are going to make your kids' Valentine's Day classroom party a whole lot of fun! No matter what size of a group of children you have, these games should work wonderfully.

The great thing about these valentine party games is that they don't require you to purchase anything for them. All the supplies you'll need are clearly listed under each game and should be items that you already have around your home or classroom.

There are rules for each Valentine's Day game but don't afraid to change them to fit the age of the kids or size of the group. You may just come up with your own unique valentine party game!

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    Valentine's Day Minute to Win It

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    These 11 Valentine's Day-themed Minute to Win It games are a great addition to your set of valentine games for a classroom party or any other February get-together. Based on a TV game show, Minute to Win It games are 60-second challenges that use common items to complete. This set of games includes heart stack, a heart puzzle, ring toss, and a word scramble.

    Valentine's Day Minute to Win It from Happiness is Homemade

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    Valentine's Day Matchmaker

    A girl and boy holding homemade valentines.

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    Write the name of some famous couples or duos on paper, and stick it to the children's backs. The other children will need to quiz each other to get clues about what famous couple is taped to their backs. You can choose to use cartoon characters, TV couples, or celebrities; ideas include Minnie and Mickey Mouse, Barack and Michelle Obama, Ricky and Lucy Ricardo, and Shrek and Fiona.

    Valentine's Day Matchmaker from PurpleTrail

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    Valentine's Day Pictionary

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    Pictionary is a classic game for kids and adults alike. It's also easy to set up, which is a bonus for busy parents and teachers—you just need a large easel outfitted with paper and a set of markers. Offer up Valentine's Day-themed clues, which can include:

    • Box of chocolates
    • I love you
    • Bouquet of roses
    • Cupid's arrow
    • Diamond ring

    Valentine's Day Pictionary from Diva Girl Parties and Stuff

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    Who Do You Love?

    Children Play Musical Chairs

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    This valentine's party game is reminiscent of musical chairs, but there's no music involved. All kids, save for one, sits in chairs arranged in a circle. The standing children picks a seated child to ask "who do you love?" The seated child answers with something they love, such as "I love the color pink" or "I love dogs." Any child who also loves pink or dogs must stand up and scramble to find another seat. The child who doesn't get a seat is then "it."

    Who Do You Love? from The Frugal Girls

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    All Paired Up

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    This Valentine's Day game also serves as an icebreaker. Rip paper hearts in half—the ripping gives the paper a unique edge—and give each child one half at the beginning of the party. Then, each child finds who has the matching half of their heart. If you have other games that require partners, this is an easy way to get the kids to double up without hurt feelings.

    All Paired Up from Birthday In a Box

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    Valentine Word Search Puzzles

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    If you need an activity for kids to do in quiet, these free valentine word searches make a fun option kids of all ages. They'll have so much fun in searching for Valentine's-themed words that they won't even realize they're strengthening their spelling and problem-solving skills at the same time.

    Valentine Word Search Puzzles from The Spruce Crafts

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    Heart-Counting Game

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    Here's a Valentine's Day party game that's not only fun but also educational. On paper hearts, write a number on one side and a matching number of objects on the other side, and then cut the heart in half. Mix up all the hearts, then have the students race to match the hearts back up together again. You can also play this valentine party game with uppercase and lowercase letters in Letter Match Game.

    Heart-Counting Game from Kara's Classroom

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    Valentine's Day Bingo Game

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    Set up a traditional bingo game, but use themed Valentine's Day bingo cards to make it an easy and fun party game. There are nine free sets to choose from, and they all include anywhere from six to 30 different bingo cards; most also include calling cards.

    Valentine's Day Bingo Game from The Spruce Crafts

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    Valentine Mad Libs

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    Kids will love creating silly stories with these Valentine's Day mad libs. Have kids work in partners, and then each duo can share their silly stories with everyone when all are finished. There are three printable Valentine's Day mad libs here: Cupid's Delivery, Puppy Love, and Be My Valentine.

    Valentine Mad Libs from Woo! Kids Activities

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    Heart Hunt

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    Cut hearts out of different colors of paper and scatter them around the room. Give the kids a specified amount of time to find the hearts and count how many of each color they can find. Make this more advanced for older kids by assigning a different number of points for different colors.

    Heart Hunt from Apples 4 the Teacher

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    Hugs and Kisses

    "XO" valentine cookies.

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    This ​Valentine party game, which is like Simon Says, will get the kids moving. Select a leader, who stands at the front of the group and calls out "hugs" or "kisses." The kids then jump to make body movements to represent a hug (circle with arms above head) and kisses (form an X). If a child does the wrong movement, they're out.

    Hugs and Kisses from Birthday In a Box

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    Valentine's Day Coloring Pages

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    Kids love to color, and these printable coloring pages will make an easy Valentine party activity for even the shyest of kids. Send them home with the kids or make a special keepsake book to remember this Valentine's Day.

    Valentine's Day Coloring Pages from The Spruce Crafts

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    Cupid Says

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    Play the game Simon Says but change the name to Cupid Says. This Valentine party game will really get the kids up and moving! You can even throw in some fun actions like put your hand on your heart, make an air kiss, give a hug, and more.

    Cupid Says from Activity Village

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    Catch My Heart

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    In this valentine party game, a ball or beanbag is meant to represent a heart. The kids will sit around in a circle, and the child with the ball will name another child, and toss the ball to them. Get this game really moving with the introduction of multiple bean bags or hearts!

    Catch My Heart from Moving Beyond Icebreakers