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Valentine's Day party games for kids

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Fun party games for little ones

Valentine's Day isn't just a sappy holiday for adults — kids can enjoy Valentine's Day too. If you are throwing a Valentine's Day party for little ones, they will love to play these Valentine's party games.

Love thy neighbor

This game offers a great opportunity to teach kids about appreciating kindness, respect and other qualities they admire in their friends.

What you'll need:

  • small notepads
  • pens or pencils
  • stop watch or timer

How to play:

  1. Have the children sit in a circle and give each child a notepad and a pen or pencil. Set the timer for five to 10 minutes and have each child write down as many nice things as they can think of about the friend to their right.
  2. After the timer goes off, each child should pass their paper to the person they wrote about, and then the kids can take turns reading the list out loud.

Pin the arrow on the heart

Pin the arrow on the heart

Put a twist on traditional party games for Valentine's Day.

What you'll need:

  • poster board
  • colored paper
  • tape
  • scarf or blindfold
  • push pins

How to play:

  1. Cut a large heart out of poster board and cut arrows from colored construction paper.
  2. Tape the heart to the wall or tack it up on a bulletin or cork board. Pinpoint the area on the heart in which the kids have to pin their arrow on the heart.
  3. Have each child take a turn pinning the arrow on the heart with the blindfold on. The one that pins their arrow closest to the marked area is the winner.

How many hearts

Everyone -- kids and adults -- can take a guess on how many hearts are in the jar.

What you need:

  • large jar or container
  • candy hearts
  • index cards
  • pens

How to play:

  1. Fill a large jar with candy hearts.
  2. When each child arrives at the party, encourage them to guess how many hearts are in the jar. Write down their guess on an index card with their name on it.
  3. After everyone has made their guesses, look through the responses to determine who guessed correctly. The winner gets to keep the jar of candy hearts.

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