12 Coolest Valentine's Day School Party Games -- Part 2

12 Coolest Valentine’s Day School Party Games — Part 2

Valentine’s Day School party planning never got easier with these cool games. From Preschool to 6th grade, you will be able to entertain all the little heartbreakers. Don’t forget to check-out the original 12 Coolest Valentine’s Day School Party Games for more fun. Now go break some hearts!


1. Valentine Ring Toss

Ring Toss Collage

What you will need:

  • Paper towel roll or cardboard tube
  • Heavy paper plate (for base)
  • 3-6 paper plates (for rings)
  • Stickers (FUNKY HEART VALENTINE’S Day Foam STICKERS ), markers, construction paper or other materials to decorate the game pieces

Directions: To make: Set the cardboard roll or tube on the center of a paper plate and trace around it onto the paper plate with a pencil. Carefully cut out the circle and insert the roll through the hole, adjusting it so that it balances when stood upright. Decorate both the roll and the base to fit your desired Valentines theme. Prepare the rings by cutting the center portions from paper plates to yield 3-6 rings, depending on the number of ring throws you wish per turn. Decorate the rings to match the base. You may choose to make two or three of these games depending on the size of the class so that you can divide them into smaller groups and play more rounds of the game!

To play the game: Divide the children into groups or have the entire class stand in line. Determine the starting line and mark it with a strip of tape on the floor. Set up the ring toss a few feet from the line. Have the children stand behind the line and toss the rings toward the base. The child with the most “ringers” per round wins. Originally from Voices.Yahoo.com {here}.

Diggin PopOut Ring Toss

2. Don’t Break My Heart!

What you will need:

  • Clothes pins for each child
  • Tissue paper hearts (you only need one, but will need extra if you tear one)

Directions: Divide the kids into two teams or have the entire group participate. Give each child a clothes pin. Starting with the first child, the children have to pass a tissue paper heart around the whole group using a clothes pin without breaking the heart. To make it more difficult, the leader could yell out different commands like “stop, go left,” – “stop, go right” – “pass across” – “pass behind”. Originally from MrsSchmeizer.blogspot.com {here}.

3. Newspaper Sumo

What you will need:

  • A sheet of newspaper

Directions: Players stand on opposite edges of the newspaper with their backs to each other. The moderator asks a question (“What year were you born?” “What’s the capital of Oklahoma?”). The first player to answer correctly takes a half step back. The moderator continues to ask questions until the players’ heels are touching. When the moderator says “Go,” the players use their rear ends to try to push their opponent off the newspaper — without turning around or using their hands. The first player off the paper loses. Originally from Spoonful.com {here}.

4. Chopstick Pick-Up

What you will need:

Directions: Give each table or small group of children a bowl  of conversation hearts. Give each student a pair of chopsticks. Using the chopsticks, have the students fill up a paper cup with as many candies as they can in the allotted time (we suggest 1 minute). Originally from OneCharmingParty.com {here}.


5. Healthy Heart Exercise Game

heart healthy game

What you will need:

Directions: Download and print the file on card stock to make your board. Each child takes a turn throwing a small object of your choice onto the board to see what exercise it lands on. They then roll the dice to see how many of the selected exercise they need to do during their turn. Once they have completed their exercise, the next child takes a turn. The kids will never realize that they are exercising. They will just think it is fun! Originally from MakeandTakes.com {here}.

Cardboard Valentine Bingo/VALENTINE’S DAY Party and Game

6. Heart Lava

What you will need:

  • Four large paper heats

Directions: Divide the group into two teams. The first person from each team has to use their two hearts to move across the room without falling into the “hot lava.” Once they have made it to the designated finish line, then the next person in line goes. Originally from MrsSchmeizer.blogspot.com {here}.

7. Marshmallow Swap Game

What you will need:

  • Straw for each child
  • Marshmallows (heart-shaped or Strawberry Marshmallows for Valentine’s Day)
  • Plate for each child
  • Cup for each child

Directions: Each kid gets the same amount of marshmallow and when you say go they have to move the marshmallows from the plate to the cup by sucking them to the straw and dropping them to the cup.  This is a huge hit for any age.  I have done this one since Kindergarten and it is now 4th grade.  Then you pick the top 3 kids and have them do a final competition.  The beauty of this game is that there is complete silence! Originally from 2CleverBlog.com {here}.

8. Find Your Heart Mate

heart mate

What you will need:

  • Hearts cut out of construction paper with a math equation on it then cut in half (one half problem, other half answer)
  • Scissors
  • Pen or maker

Directions: This is a great activity to get kids out of their seats and moving around the classroom–and they can practice their math facts at the same time. Pass out one half of an equation to each child and let them walk around the room finding their heart mate. Once they’ve made the correct match they can sit back in their seat. You can fill in math equations on whatever level the students are at. Originally from OneCharmingParty.com {here}.


9. Cupid’s Arrow

What you will need:

  • 1 box of wide straws. (the basic grocery store straw with stripes.)
  • I box of Q-tips
  • 2 large bowls (heart-shaped are cute, any dollar store has plastic heart-shaped bowls right now)
  • Masking tape

Directions: Divide the group into teams. Place a heart-shaped bowl in front of each team and place some tape about 2 feet back from each teams bowl. Each team member needs a straw and the team needs a large pile of arrows (Q-tips). Tell the “Cupids” they have one minute to get as many “arrows” into their heart bowl as possible. To do this you must place the straw in your mouth, load it with an “arrow,” and then blow the “arrow” out the end of the straw towards the heart bowl. The team with the most arrows through the heart wins. Originally from It Matters {here}.

Valentine Fortune Teller Game

10. The Perfect Pair

What you will need:

  • Everyone’s shoes in a pile

Directions: Have everyone partner up then have the kids put all their shoes in a pile at the end of the room. The leader then mixes-up all the shoes. Have the kids line-up behind a starting line. On go, the first set of partners with their arms hooked the whole time must grab a “perfect pair” of shoes out of the pile. Once they are done, the next two will go until all the shoes have been paired up. If there is time, do it again!

11. Valentine’s Day Story Telling

What you will need:

Directions: Hang a roll of craft paper on the wall of your classroom. Unravel it so several yards of paper are tapped to the wall. Write the following words on the far left side of the craft paper: “Once upon a time, there were” and then hand each child a pen or pencil. One at a time, the kids must add to the story but they can only contribute three to five words at a time. For example, the story might read: Once upon a time there were … two dogs named Max and … Sarah, who lived next door … to each other. Max and … Sarah were best friends. … They grew up chasing squirrels … and fetching sticks together. … One day, Max’s owner said, …The activity ends either after each child has had a turn or when a designated amount of time expires. Once the story is complete, read it aloud to the group. Originally from About.com {here}.

12. Minute to Win It (Valentine Style)

What you will need:

  • Minute to Win It Candy Obstacle Course Printout for each student {go HERE to get the PDF}
  • Bag of candy: Pixy Sticks, M&Ms, Licorice/Red Vine Straw, Hersey’s Kiss

Directions: Here’s what each student has to do, in 60 seconds or less:

  1. Bite the ends off the Red Vine.
  2. Open the Pixy Stix and dump the powder into the circle.
  3. Use their Red Vine straw to blow the powder out of the circle.
  4. Open the Hershey’s Kiss with one hand and eat it.
  5. Arrange their M&Ms in the circles.
  6. Complete the “M&Ms Math” problem!

Originally from StacyJulian.com {here}.