Valentine's Day

Two Valentine Games to Play

CTA - Christ to All /Jan. 20, 2021
Two Valentine Games to Play

By Jane L. Fryar

Please adapt the following games to fit the parameters put in place by your local authorities regarding social distancing.

The Stacking Game

What You’ll Need

  • Conversation hearts candy
  • A timer

What You’ll Do

  1. Have the children pair up with a friend (or play individually, for social distancing)
  2. Tell them to build the tallest tower they can, using conversation hearts. The tower must stand on its own for at least 20 seconds.
  3. Whoever builds the highest tower wins. Let the children keep their hearts as a prize.

 

 Hugs and Kisses Game

What You’ll Need

  • A large area where the children can spread out
  • Prizes

What You’ll Do

  1. Have the children stand, arm’s length apart, in a large, open area.
  2. Explain that when you say “hugs,” the players are to make a circle with their arms above their heads. When you say "kisses," the players should make an "X" across their chests with their arms.
  3. If you say anything else, the players should not move.
  4. Begin to play and let the children follow along. Add in words like jump or sit occasionally to make the game more challenging and fun. Depending on the ages and abilities of the children, shout out commands more slowly or more quickly.
  5. If a player makes the wrong sign or moves when he or she should not, that player is out.
  6. Continue until only one player remains. That player is the winner.

Editor’s note: These games are from the Children’s Event Outline for the theme You Are God’s One-of-a-Kind Valentine. The free event outline can be found in our Resource & Idea Center.

Editor’s note: Have fun with these games that remind that You are God's One-of-a-Kind Valentine!

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