Check out these awesome Valentine party ideas that are sure to wow the kids and the teacher!
Have you ever been the eager beaver that signs up on the top line of the list to be a party helper in your child’s classroom, later realizing that the first space is the one that designates the organizer of the whole party?
Yep, me too. As soon as I realized I was in charge of my daughter’s Valentine’s Day party, I trolled Pinterest for the latest and greatest crafts, games and snacks that would be sure to wow those third graders and their teacher while also winning me the Mom of the Year award. That, however, was completely overwhelming!
Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday of the year. So, I thought it would be great fun to pull together some of the coolest ideas we’ve have seen to help you organize that perfect party without having to spend hours on Pinterest.
1 || This I SPY visual activity is perfect for the party of the year! Print one, copy and go!
2 || I have never met a child that doesn’t love a competitive game of BINGO! Try this Valentine’s Day version with some peanut-free Skittles and markers!
3 || Moving and learning at the same time? YES, PLEASE! A preschool or kindergarten class will have a blast with Heart Hide And Seek!
5 || Get up and get moving with this Musical Hearts Game in which kids can walk, run, jump, and skip their way to being the WINNER!
6 || Visit the PE teacher and grab a few scooters (trust us, they are always a hit). Each child will have an opportunity to make their own Special Delivery for Valentine’s Day!
7 || This Jumping Hearts game is a BLAST! Print out the cards and have the children match the patterns with large, cut-out hearts. Then, have them try to motor plan their jumping to match the pattern! Make it a race and encourage a little friendly competition among friends!
8 || Everyone loves to race! See which team can move the hearts from one side of the room to the other using only a spoon!
Craft It Up!
9 || Kids will love to make and take this pretty flower home to a loved one!
10 || Grab some yarn and glue and put them to work creating their own heart marble maze!
11 || An awesome twist on the cupcake decorating station and the perfect fine motor challenge. Make Marshmallow Love Bugs!
12 || Pick up some pretty paper and print out the instructions to inspire the children to fold up some origami hearts!
Good for the Senses
13 || A fabulous (and super creative) challenge for the younger crowd and maybe a Minute to Win it option for older students…Heart Sensory Match.
14 || Give those oral motor skills a challenge by trying to move conversation hearts from one side of the classroom to another. The catch? You must use a straw!
15 || Everyone, young and old, loves playdough. Make this no-cook, rose scented version for an olfactory and tactile experience that will keep those kids busy!
16 || This activity is unique, fun and involves pasta! See who enjoys getting their hands a little messy in this heart breaking activity.
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