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Valentine’s Day Fun for the Kids

February 13, 2018

Spending Valentine’s Day with the kids? You can make it a day to remember with fun, Valentine-themed games. It’s a great way to bond with your family and your young kids can pick up some important hand-eye coordination skills along the way. Listed below are five Valentine’s Day games that you can play with your kids.

  • Cupid arrow toss. This Valentine-themed game is loads of fun for young kids. All you need are targets and arrows. You can make the targets out of pink and red plates with large numbers drawn on them. You can make cupid arrows using pink or red straws for the shaft and pink or red construction paper for the arrow head and fletching. Lay the paper plates on the floor and your kids can take turns tossing the arrows. The person who gets the most points wins!
  • Valentine tic-tac-toe snack. This activity is a game and snack all in one. All you need are graham crackers, candy hearts, melted chocolate, and sandwich bags. Use a sandwich bag to pipe the melted chocolate onto the graham cracker squares in the classic hashtag/tic-tac-toe pattern. Your kids can then use the candy hearts to play tic-tac-toe, and then they can take turns eating the game.
  • Heart-shaped marshmallow tower. For this quick and fun game, all you need are heart-shaped marshmallows and toothpicks. Your kids can connect the toothpicks with the marshmallows and build an array of structures such as a tower, house, or pyramid. This little game can help your kids build their STEM skills.
  • Valentine fortune tellers. Are your kids big fans of cootie catchers (also known as fortune tellers)? If so, you can print out this template. This fortune teller has hearts, XO’s, and an adorable cupid. Let your kids fold the paper and have fun playing their Valentine-themed fortune tellers.
  • Valentine’s Day Jenga. Do your young kids love the classic Jenga game? If so, consider playing this block game with a Valentine’s Day twist. All you need is the Jenga game, a red marker, and a black marker. With the markers write love-themed instructions on each block, such as “give one kiss,” or “sing a love song.” Every time a participant pushes out one of the blocks they have to follow the instructions on the block. You can find further directions here.
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