Are you planning a kids Valentine’s Day party this February?
There are so many fun Valentine’s Day crafts for kids, many of which can be done in the classroom or at a Scouting event.
And while crafts are fun, the party really gets exciting when there’s a fun game to play.
Kids love to race, which was the inspiration for this heart relay race.
This simple Valentine’s Day Game for Kids is perfect for that class party or to play at home with the kids.
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Heart Relay Race: Valentine’s Day Game
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Divide children into teams.
Teams of 5-6 kids work great, but you can easily do this activity with a smaller group. We did it with a Girl Scout troop of 5, and had one team with 2 and another with 3 girls. (And later I did it with just my 2 at home — lots of fun!)
Give each team 10 foam heart stickers. Have them line the stickers up on a table that you place at the starting area.
Give each player a plastic drinking straw.
Have the kids practice using the straw to pick up the stickers.
They will do this by placing one end of the straw in their mouth and the other end on a sticker. When they suck in through the straw, the sticker will get suctioned onto the straw’s end.
As long as they maintain the suction, the sticker will remain on the straw.
Once the kids are familiar with how to pick up the hearts, it’s time to begin the game.
Have teams line up next to the table where you have placed the stickers.
Place the plastic cups on another table 20-30 feet away.
The goal is to be the first team to transport all 10 of the team’s heart stickers from the starting table to the plastic cup.
This is a relay race. So, players on each team will take turns transporting the hearts.
The first person in line goes first.
Once they get their heart sticker into the cup, they will race back and tag the hand of next person in line. Then that player will use their straw to carry a second sticker to the cup.
If a player drops a sticker, they must pick it up and go back to the starting point.
The first team with all 10 hearts in the cup wins!
We had so much fun in this heart relay race. The kids asked to play this Valentine’s Day game several times at our scout party.
I hope your kids enjoy it as much as we did!
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