Valentine’s Day is a day of love that commemorates the season of love 🥰.
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 🤝.
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 😌 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! 😄
Car Love Bug Pinata
This activity was a hit with my kids. It’s thrilling and enjoyable.
This piñata 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 🧩.
Allow the kids to take rounds to see who is capable of opening it initially and who gets to select the available goodies first.
My son enjoys playing ping-pong. After brainstorming 🧠 for a long time, I finally found this activity that my son simply loves to play!
Make your kids take a position and shoot 🌠! 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 💗. 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! 🏆
This game will help your kids increase their inquisitiveness, but it will also sharpen their brains 🧠.
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 📜.
I encourage every parent to engage their kids in this game. This game will test your child’s brain 🧠 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!
I firmly recommend this activity because it will enrich your kid’s vocabulary and will also help them learn new words 🆎 easily and in a fun way.
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 🧩, 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 🧑🏫.
Mittens with Kisses
My kids are always excited and full of uncontrolled energy. So, to keep their energy 🧑🎤 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 🧤. It can be done individually or in groups.
This game will teach your kids patience 😌 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 🍡!
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 🍫 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.
Make sure you keep an eye on their candy intake because eating too many sweets or chocolates can harm your child’s oral health 🦷.
Shoot the Arrow on the Heart
This is one more hit game that my son simply loves playing!
Just simply blindfold 🤓 your kids and ask them to aim for the cardboard heart. The one to hit the bullseye 🎯 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 ❤️🩹. As a mother, this game has helped my son develop his cognitive skills faster!
This game will help your child identify common letters and alphabets 😊. 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 😍 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 🍵 and smash through the wrapping paper to discover the goodies within.
I have a proud mother who is great at creating treasure hunt games! And my son just loves this activity!
Treasure hunts 🏴☠️ are popular among children because they allow them to analyze clues 🪙 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.
My son hates to go outside to play during winter ❄️, 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 🦘 at home.
It’s a wonderful way to enjoy the season while simultaneously keeping everyone in the household active.
Be vigilant so that your kids do not hurt 🤕 themselves or their friends while playing this game.
A run 🏃 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 🍡 hits, this is the ideal method for encouraging the kids to sweat off some excess energy.
You can set up spheres ⚪, challenges, and other simple tasks for your kids to take part in as groups or separately for the prize 🏆 of first place.
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 🎳. Whoever hits all the pins gets rewarded 🏆!
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 🎲 land! This game has made me a favorite among my kids!
Do not play this game too often, as eating too many candies can cause serious health issues 🚑.
I enjoy creating board games for my son! This is one such board game that my son enjoys playing.
February 14 is dedicated to hearts❣️, so gift them a heart-healthy game! This board game subjects children to a variety of movement exercises 🤸 according to which tile they fall on.
My son loves this game! This game is similar to musical chairs but with a twist.
Instead of chairs, you keep cardboard hearts ❤️ 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 🎣 after creating some styrofoam hearts and adding a paper fastener!
Check the amount of valentines they can collect in a given length of time.
This activity will increase their reflexes 🥊 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 💖 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 🍬!
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 🌷. Keep an eye 👁️ out for this particular one after February 14!
I recommend playing this game with your kids 🧒, 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 🏹 at the board. The one with the highest score wins.
This game will help your kids strengthen their focus and coordination!
Make sure that your kids do not hurt themselves or others while playing this game. Use magnetic darts 🎯 instead of metal ones so that no one gets hurt.
My kids love candies 🍭, and they wait for this Day to play this game.
Put labels on the back label of each The Hershey Company Kiss 💋 (or similar sweet), jumble them up, organize them in a pattern 🧩, and check if you can discover a matching pair. The matchmaker gets the privilege of keeping the candy!
You can use assorted candies 🍬 for this game. Colors really attract children and make them inquisitive.
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 🏹. Whoever has the most entries triumphs!
Minute to Win It
All of these are scheduled activities that put youngsters’ confectionery 🍰 abilities to the test.
One simple exercise is to determine the amount of sweet roses 🌹 they can arrange in 60 seconds. To make it more difficult, give your children chopsticks 🥢 and instruct them to gather up flowers at the right moment and place them in a glass jar. It is important to move quickly!
If you’re not inclined to customize each cup manually, you may always construct a punch board 👊 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 ❤️.
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.
You can use biodegradable paper 📜 to make the punch board. Biodegradable papers are softer, which will not hurt your kids.
Word searches are always entertaining for kids to complete, whether individually or as a group activity.
I encourage 🤩 my son to play this game, as it is not only exciting but also improves his vocabulary. I would encourage all parents 👪 to play this game with their kids.
I have tried to elevate the traditional “Jenga” 🀄 or tumbling pyramid activity to the higher levels by putting different love-themed directions on the barriers, such as “give one hug” 🫂 – 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 💔 whole together.
If you’re having fun with more than one child, split a few paper valentines into halves and jumble them together ❤️🩹. 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.
This game has taught my son to work in teams 🤝 and also be compassionate 🥰 towards each other.
Valentine’s Day 🌹 activities are always fun, especially when you are playing them with your kids.
I always focus on creating a healthy and friendly relationship ☮️ with my kids. In this season of love, shower your kids with love and compassion 🕊️.
I’m a former teacher with a background in child development and a passion for creating engaging and educational activities for children. I strongly understand child development and know how to create activities to help children learn and grow. Spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and volunteering in my community.