If you are planning Valentine’s Day party for children, games are essential.
Preschool-age kids like to fish. You may produce a fishing match with small toy fishing rods and hearts (like fish). Use an empty plastic tub as the “lake” and place to it red hearts cut out of construction paper or cardstock. Every heart is excellent for a decoration. One might be good for a Hershey’s kiss, or other small candy, another could be to get a tiny plastic heart. Put magnets onto the cardstock hearts and a magnet on the fishing pole. Each child should just be permitted to “catch” one fish each.
Preschoolers love balloons and you are able to create a heart goal for them to target their movies at. Create a goal out of cardboard or thick cardstock and put it on the floor somewhere. You may wish to have several targets on the ground. Give the kids balloons which have been discounted but aren’t tied shut. Enable them to let go of the balloons at the direction of the target and determine where their balloon lands. So either have lots of balloons ready to go (possibly held closed with a clothespin) or have lots of adults around who want to blow up balloon. You can also play a similar game by placing a heart target to a box or laundry basket and having the children try to strike the target with an inflated balloon. Make sure you provide prizes for everybody!
Preschool age kids love a fantastic game of “Duck Duck Goose” or “Simon Says”. For Valentine’s Day, you can put a spin on these traditional games. Have the children play a game of “Cupid, Cupid, Love” instead of “Duck, Duck, Goose” or have them play “Cupid Says” rather than “Simon Says”. Be sure to put in a smooch at the conclusion of every order in “Cupid Says” or have the children incorporate Valentine’s Day actions, like “Cupid says, provide your neighbor a hug”.
This is a sport young children adore. Sit them in a circle and show them how the game will work. Just one person in the group will grin first. He or she will grin wildly and broadly for the entire group. The remainder of the group won’t smile, not even a little tiny smirk. Once the grinning person is completed, they will literally “wipe” the smile off their face and pass it to another person in the group, that will repeat the wide smile and expect nobody laughs. The kids that laugh or smile are outside of the game (those who should be stone-faced anyway). The game can continue until only one stone-faced person is left. Make sure you provide every child with a fun prize just for trying.
The teacher may have a visual in your mind, which might be a hub, or Cupid, or a card or something relative to the vacation. The teacher says “I’m thinking…:” along with the kids must ask questions about what the teacher is believing. The instructor can give little clues along the way especially if he or she is losing the attention of the younger kids in the category. Whoever figures out exactly what the teacher is thinking can be another one to begin another round of 20 questions. Make sure you ask the kid what they are thinking before the next round begins or it could go on longer than it must!
Kids love “pin the tale on the donkey” so why not “pin the heart on Cupid”? Within this match, simply supply each child with a big red heart with his or her name on it. Have a big cutout of Cupid onto a wall and blindfold each kid, twist him or her about and have them stick their heart on Cupid (there ought to be glue of some sort on the rear of the heart). After everyone has stuck their hearts, let them look at where they ended up.