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.
Valentine’s Day Relay Games like this one are perfect for that group party or to play at home as a family.
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Valentine Relay Races
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- Plastic Drinking Straw for Each Participant
- Foam Heart Stickers
- Paper Cup for Each Team
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. Both times it was lots of fun!
Give each team 10 foam heart stickers. (Heart stickers are also perfect for this cute Love Tree craft.)
Have them line the stickers up on a table placed 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.
Valentine’s Day Relay Game
Once the kids are familiar with how to pick up the sticker 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 at the other side of the room.
Since we played in the school cafeteria, we were able to place our cups 30 feet away from our starting area.
This is a relay race. That means the 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 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.
The first team with all 10 hearts in the cup wins!
Valentine’s Day Relay Games like this one are always fun at parties.
If you are planning a party, you may also like the following ideas.
- Valentine’s Day Ideas for Boys — Make your own bow and arrows. Build a Valentine’s Day robot. The holiday doesn’t have to be all hearts and flowers. In this post you’ll find activities and homemade cards that even boys will enjoy.
- Heart Crafts for Kids — Find tons of craft ideas that are perfect for kids of all ages.
- Fizzy Valentine’s Day Science — Everyone will enjoy this sweet-smelling, bubbling science experiment.
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Originally published January 23, 2019.