Themed family fun nights are SO much fun! These Valentine’s Day games are such a fun way to use the classic conversation hearts!
I love themed family fun nights. For me, it’s the easiest way to take less than $5 and have an absolute blast. The kids think even the most basic of activities are so much more fun if you add a little “theme” to it. So last Friday night, we played these Valentine’s Day games, which made for a super family fun night!
Valentine’s Day Games
Conversation Hearts Stack Game —>
How to play: Players get one minute to see how many Valentine’s Day hearts they can stack up in this game. It’s OK to make multiple stacks. The highest stack wins. The printable has a place to record your score for each round.
Valentine’s Day Straw Transfer Game —>
Materials: conversation hearts, timer, straws, plates, heart doilies (You could cut heart shapes out of paper or use fun napkins, too.)
How to play: Players get one minute to see how many hearts they can transfer onto the plate by sucking through the straw. At the end of one minute, the player with the most hearts on her plate wins.
Valentine’s Day Vase Drop Game —>
Materials: conversation hearts, a vase (the smaller the neck, the more challenging the game), timer
How to Play: For this simple game, drop the Valentine’s Day hearts into the vase. You can set a timer and the person with the most hearts at the end of that time wins. Or you could give each player a small bowl of hearts and let them drop them all. The person with the most in the vase wins. We don’t allow players to bend over during the game. They must stand straight. Also, hearts are dropped from their nose level.
The Great Candy Race —>
Materials: a bowl of conversation hearts, spoons, timer, a small bowl for each player
How to play: Players each get a spoon and 5 minutes to see how many hearts they can transfer into their bowl. I set up the main bowl across the room from the small bowls. Players can NOT use their hands at all in this game. The spoon goes in their mouth, and they may carry as many hearts as they want on the spoon. For this game, the player who gets the most conversation hearts in their small bowl at the end of 5 minutes wins. My children chose to crawl across the room. I didn’t make them, but I think it was easier.
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