This fun Valentine’s Day gross motor game is a fun way to celebrate the holiday with kids!
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by chasing around some of your favorite friends?!
This simple Valentine’s Day gross motor game encourages developmental skills like motor planning, agility, coordination, self-regulation and direction following while practicing a little kindness as well!
What You’ll Need:
-open play space
-small red ball or beanbag
-group of kids
What to Do:
Assign one person to be Cupid. This person is the tagger.
The rest of the kids try to stay away from Cupid to avoid being struck with his “love arrows”. Cupid uses the red ball to tag kids by touching them with the ball or by throwing it at them dodgeball style.
If a child is hit with Cupid’s arrow (the ball), he or she is frozen and must make a heart symbol with both hands.
To get unfrozen, another child must give a frozen child a compliment (you are fast, you are pretty, you have nice eyes, you are a good reader, etc).
The game ends when everyone is paralyzed by the stick of Cupid’s love arrow and no one is left to give compliments!
Simple and fun! A game the kids are sure to LOVE!
Check out some of our favorite Valentine’s Day games and activities:
Valentine’s Day Activities: Hearts and Arrows
Valentine Crafts for Kids: Shot Through the Heart
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