30+ Valentine’s Day Activities for to Enjoy with Your Kids!

Valentine’s Day is a day of love that commemorates the season of love ๐Ÿฅฐ. 

As a parent, we must instill this feeling of love and longing in our kids. I have always encouraged my kids to be loving and kind to everyone, no matter what caste, creed, or religion they belong to.

I have noticed that engaging in various Valentine’s Day activities has helped my child learn compassion and love and allows them to be creative and learn empathy ๐Ÿค.

Amazing Valentine’s Day Activities for Your Kids

Valentine’s is the season of love, and including kids in this celebration makes them compassionate and empathetic ๐Ÿ˜Œ towards others. Engaging kids in various Valentine-themed activities will not only keep them entertained but will also help them enjoy the Day.

In this blog post, I have listed some of my favorite Valentine’s Day activities that I play with my kids. These games are fun and educational. 

Please read through these activities and let us know which one is your kids’ favorite! ๐Ÿ˜„

Car Love Bug Pinata 

This activity was a hit with my kids. It’s thrilling and enjoyable. 

This piรฑata additionally has a tasty prize for the initial person to make it accessible. Still, it also makes for an enjoyable DIY activity for every member of the family to assemble ๐Ÿงฉ. 

Allow the kids to take rounds to see who is capable of opening it initially and who gets to select the available goodies first.

Bouncing Hearts

My son enjoys playing ping-pong. After brainstorming ๐Ÿง  for a long time, I finally found this activity that my son simply loves to play! 

Make your kids take a position and shoot ๐ŸŒ ! They can try to get as many heart-shaped balls for ping pong into the opening in a minute as they can.

Find the Hearts!

I’m happy to share that my son enjoys this game so much that he thinks of himself as a pirate. 

To engage in this entertaining match, you only need an assortment of stickers ๐Ÿ’—. Place little hearts on various things throughout the residence and watch what number the children locate during the Day. The person who gathers the most items gets a reward! ๐Ÿ†

Note

This game will help your kids increase their inquisitiveness, but it will also sharpen their brains ๐Ÿง . 

Bean Bag Toss

When my kids’ friends are over, this is the game that I let them play! 

This particular one is ideal for groups, whether at residence or work! A simple game that is enjoyable to engage in following February 14. 

Extra perk? There is no limitation to the number of people who can participate at the same time. You only need some colorful roofing paper ๐Ÿ“œ. 

Outburst Game

I encourage every parent to engage their kids in this game. This game will test your child’s brain ๐Ÿง  power and also help them increase their vocabulary. 

For example, give a letter to your child and ask them to write all the Valentine’s Day words that start with that letter. 

This game is one of my personal favorites to do with my son!

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I firmly recommend this activity because it will enrich your kid’s vocabulary and will also help them learn new words ๐Ÿ†Ž easily and in a fun way.

Word Bingo

I always look for activities that are not only fun but educational, too. This activity is a hit with my son. 

We all enjoy bingo ๐Ÿงฉ, so why not make it informative as well? This activity is ideal for instructors looking for an enjoyable means to have a good time while also improving a child’s literacy skills ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ. 

Mittens with Kisses

My kids are always excited and full of uncontrolled energy. So, to keep their energy ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŽค in check, this is the game that comes to the rescue! 

This activity can be described as a fast-paced and skill game in which players must unwrap Valentine’s Day-themed Kisses made by Hershey’s while wearing large, thick gloves ๐Ÿงค. It can be done individually or in groups.

Note

This game will teach your kids patience ๐Ÿ˜Œ and will also increase their span of concentration.

Don’t Eat Pete

This particular variation is popular with my son since it includes eating sweets ๐Ÿก! 

One player exits the room, the remainder of the party selects one square as the assigned “Pete” for the upcoming circular, and the person is let back in and begins taking sweets ๐Ÿซ from the tiles piece by piece. 

If someone selects Pete, everyone else in the party yells, “Don’t devour Pete!” and somebody else has their turn.

Note

Make sure you keep an eye on their candy intake because eating too many sweets or chocolates can harm your child’s oral health ๐Ÿฆท. 

Shoot the Arrow on the Heart

This is one more hit game that my son simply loves playing! 

Just simply blindfold ๐Ÿค“ your kids and ask them to aim for the cardboard heart. The one to hit the bullseye ๐ŸŽฏ gets a heart-shaped candy!

Match the Letters

You can use some printables to make your kids pair uppercase and lowercase letters for an afternoon of Valentine’s fun that’s also educational. 

When they create a connection, the heart is intact โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿฉน. As a mother, this game has helped my son develop his cognitive skills faster!

Note

This game will help your child identify common letters and alphabets ๐Ÿ˜Š. This will also sharpen their intelligence.

Punch the Emoticons

I have enjoyed playing this game with my son for a long time! 

The heart-eye emoticon ๐Ÿ˜ is the ideal classroom romantic day sign since it is themed without seeming too mushy-mushy. 

In this game, your kids can select an emoji-adorned gift ๐Ÿต and smash through the wrapping paper to discover the goodies within. 

Treasure Hunt

I have a proud mother who is great at creating treasure hunt games! And my son just loves this activity! 

Treasure hunts ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ are popular among children because they allow them to analyze clues ๐Ÿช™ and solve puzzles. 

The best part is that you can make them as challenging or as simple as you like, based on the degree of effort they desire.

Heart Hopscotch

My son hates to go outside to play during winter โ„๏ธ, so to keep him busy and warm, I have to look for games he can play indoors. 

This is one such game that not only the kids but every family member would enjoy playing! Although it might be too cold to go to the playing fields, you may still play Love Hopscotching ๐Ÿฆ˜ at home. 

It’s a wonderful way to enjoy the season while simultaneously keeping everyone in the household active.

Note

Be vigilant so that your kids do not hurt ๐Ÿค• themselves or their friends while playing this game.

Relay Race

A run ๐Ÿƒ a day keeps the cold away! This is the mantra I follow with my kids! And this game is sure to be of great enjoyment and help! 

When the sugar overload from the abundance of Valentine’s Day sweets ๐Ÿก hits, this is the ideal method for encouraging the kids to sweat off some excess energy. 

You can set up spheres โšช, challenges, and other simple tasks for your kids to take part in as groups or separately for the prize ๐Ÿ† of first place.

Valentine Bowling

When I was a kid, this was a game that my father used to make me play during the season. And now, my kids enjoy this, too! 

You can simply wrap some plastic or tin jars in red velvet paper and paste some paper hearts onto them. Ask your kids and their friends to take their turns and bowl ๐ŸŽณ. Whoever hits all the pins gets rewarded ๐Ÿ†!

Candy Dice Game

This is the perfect opportunity to use up your romantically themed candy stash without people feasting on it immediately. 

Your children could receive additional snacks according to the way the dice ๐ŸŽฒ land! This game has made me a favorite among my kids!

Note

Do not play this game too often, as eating too many candies can cause serious health issues ๐Ÿš‘.

Heart Hustle

I enjoy creating board games for my son! This is one such board game that my son enjoys playing. 

February 14 is dedicated to heartsโฃ๏ธ, so gift them a heart-healthy game! This board game subjects children to a variety of movement exercises ๐Ÿคธ according to which tile they fall on.

Musical Hearts

My son loves this game! This game is similar to musical chairs but with a twist. 

Instead of chairs, you keep cardboard hearts โค๏ธ on the ground in a circle. You can begin the song and allow everyone involved to go around in circles. Once the music stops, everybody must complete the action stated on the cardboard on which they are sitting.

String ’em Hearts!

This is both an activity as well as a game: Kids can play with it as a magnetic fishing activity ๐ŸŽฃ after creating some styrofoam hearts and adding a paper fastener! 

Check the amount of valentines they can collect in a given length of time.

Note

This activity will increase their reflexes ๐ŸฅŠ and also sharpen their perceiving skills. 

Tic Tac Toe

I love playing this classic game with my son! It doesn’t require a lot of things and can be played easily. 

All you need is washi tape, color, and a couple of Valentine embellishments ๐Ÿ’– combined to make a simple tic-tac-toe mat for your kids to play that can be reused. The paint adds a decorative element to it.

Balance the Hearts

My son and his friends are fond of this game, as they are up for a treat! 

Here’s a task that requires a lot of delicate motor cooperation. Arrange for a ruler and keep two heart-shaped candies on each end. Ask your child to balance the ruler to ensure the candies don’t fall. If they win, they get to keep the candies ๐Ÿฌ!

Match the Memory

This game is one of great fun, and my son gets to relive some amazing moments. 

You can print out a few templates and the heart-shaped cards and then encourage your children to identify the matching-colored flowers ๐ŸŒท. Keep an eye ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ out for this particular one after February 14!

Note

I recommend playing this game with your kids ๐Ÿง’, as this will keep their memories fresh and make them compassionate.

Cupid’s Arrow Toss

Your kids will adore this simple yet fun exercise. Fix up a target with points and ask your child to throw the darts or arrows ๐Ÿน at the board. The one with the highest score wins. 

This game will help your kids strengthen their focus and coordination! 

Note

Make sure that your kids do not hurt themselves or others while playing this game. Use magnetic darts ๐ŸŽฏ instead of metal ones so that no one gets hurt.

Candy Matching

My kids love candies ๐Ÿญ, and they wait for this Day to play this game. 

Put labels on the back label of each The Hershey Company Kiss ๐Ÿ’‹ (or similar sweet), jumble them up, organize them in a pattern ๐Ÿงฉ, and check if you can discover a matching pair. The matchmaker gets the privilege of keeping the candy!

Note

You can use assorted candies ๐Ÿฌ for this game. Colors really attract children and make them inquisitive.

Cupid’s Arrow

Make a box that includes a heart-like target and some (not-so-pointy) darts with heart-like felt tips. 

Allow the children to take turns trying to hit their intended target with their arrows ๐Ÿน. Whoever has the most entries triumphs!

Minute to Win It

All of these are scheduled activities that put youngsters’ confectionery ๐Ÿฐ abilities to the test. 

One simple exercise is to determine the amount of sweet roses ๐ŸŒน they can arrange in 60 seconds. To make it more difficult, give your children chopsticks ๐Ÿฅข and instruct them to gather up flowers at the right moment and place them in a glass jar. It is important to move quickly!

Heartbreaker Game

If you’re not inclined to customize each cup manually, you may always construct a punch board ๐Ÿ‘Š using the contours of a vessel in pink or red. 

Fill plastic cups with dollar-store sweets, wrap the contents in paper towels, and tape them to the board in the form of a heart โค๏ธ. 

Let the kids take rounds “tearing down” the beating heart to collect their rewards. Little ones will love exploding through the wrapping paper – it’s essentially a personalized pinata for each child.

Note

You can use biodegradable paper ๐Ÿ“œ to make the punch board. Biodegradable papers are softer, which will not hurt your kids. 

Word Scrabble

Word searches are always entertaining for kids to complete, whether individually or as a group activity. 

I encourage ๐Ÿคฉ my son to play this game, as it is not only exciting but also improves his vocabulary. I would encourage all parents ๐Ÿ‘ช to play this game with their kids.

Tumble Tower

I have tried to elevate the traditional “Jenga” ๐Ÿ€„ or tumbling pyramid activity to the higher levels by putting different love-themed directions on the barriers, such as “give one hug” ๐Ÿซ‚ โ€“ it’s an entertaining game of interaction that will keep everyone amused. 

Broken Heart Match

I enjoy playing this game when my kids’ friends are over. This may be performed as a task, with one child putting the shattered hearts ๐Ÿ’” whole together. 

If you’re having fun with more than one child, split a few paper valentines into halves and jumble them together โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿฉน. Give a single heart to each child and instruct them to discover their mate. 

You can cut heart shapes out of various colored paper to render it less difficult for toddlers.

Note

This game has taught my son to work in teams ๐Ÿค and also be compassionate ๐Ÿฅฐ towards each other. 

Conclusion

Valentine’s Day ๐ŸŒน activities are always fun, especially when you are playing them with your kids. 

I always focus on creating a healthy and friendly relationship โ˜ฎ๏ธ with my kids. In this season of love, shower your kids with love and compassion ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ. 

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