Liven up your classroom Valentine’s Day celebration by adding some fun games to the schedule. The best games are easy to plan and set up and easy to play, allowing the kids to quickly grasp the rules and the adults to easily monitor play.
4 Valentine’s Day Themed Classroom Activities
Any of these games can be prepared in advance, and most will take from 10-20 minutes to set up and play, making them fast and easy essentials.
Sweet Candy Bingo
Swap out the tokens from a traditional classroom Bingo set with Red Hots, Valentine M&Ms or other small candies and offer a few little prizes for the winners. Everyone gets something sweet, because even those that didn’t get Bingo still get to eat the rest of their candy. Use sight word Bingo, or a version focused on states or history to make the game educational as well as fun.
Cut out large red or pink construction paper hearts, and then cut each heart in half using different pairs of patterning scissors. Mix the heart pieces up in a bag and have each student draw out a half. When everyone has a half, see which kids can find their perfect match first. This game is more challenging when only a single color paper is used, but can be used for younger grades if other shades are introduced, making it easy to spot the match in a crowd.
Candy Heart Relay
Split the group into teams and give each child a plastic spoon (young kids) or pair of chopsticks (older kids). Have the kids relay race carrying the candy and passing it from one participant to the next using the spoon or sticks. The first team to have all members carry the candy and complete the race wins. An active game like this one can break up the candy binges that can happen on Valentine’s Day and interject a healthier component to your party, too.
Conversation Heart Towers
Bring out the engineer in each child by allowing them to build the tallest structure they can with this stackable candy. Give each child the same amount of candy and a set time limit, then check to see who created the tallest structure. Kids who enjoy building toys, LEGO and STEM challenges will love this game and it gives those who may lack athletic prowess a chance to shine, too.
More Valentine’s Day & Classroom Celebration Ideas
If you’re looking for more ideas to include in your classroom decor, student activities, and more, be sure to head over to the Celebrations & Themes topic page. Include a stop on the classroom decor and crafts online store to get all the paper, borders, supplies, and tools you need to make your space come to life.