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4 Fun Valentine’s Day Games Kids Will Love!

Valentine's Day Games

Newsflash: Kids LOVE to play games! The beauty of children’s games is that they don’t have to be fancy or complicated, just fun! I’ve scoured Pinterest and found a few Valentine’s Day Games that would be great to use in your ministry before service, between services or as an extra-time activity. Of course, these games would also work for academic classrooms, homeschooling environments or Valentine’s parties.

Here are a few of my favorite Valentine’s Day Games:

From childrens-ministry-deals.com

Minute to Win It games are always a hit! The games are usually high energy (because you only have 60 seconds) and easy to prepare, as the supplies are usually ones you already have on hand. What I love about these is that you can set up several different games in a large, open space and have the kids rotate through them. And the good news is that these 10 games are absolutely FREE to download!  ou can also find other minute to win it ideas here.

From teachmama.com

This game is awesome for several reasons. (1) It is very easy to set up. You can use foam hearts (as mentioned in the post) or you can cut large hearts from cardstock or construction paper and laminate them for durability. (2) You can adapt it for toddlers, preschoolers or elementary-age children.

The hearts can include active movements (as mentioned in the post), reflective actions (i.e., “Name someone you could say, ‘God loves you and so do I?’”), Bible story/verse review questions or icebreaker questions. There are many options.

From Seven Thirty Three

Who doesn’t love the classic game of Tic Tac Toe? Playing it with x’s and o’s is good but playing with chocolate candies is even better! If food allergies are a concern, you could also play with red and pink Starbursts© or Skittles©.

From childrens-ministry-deals.com

Another classic game—BINGO! Again, you can download the free game boards here or be creative and make your own and adapt them for preschoolers and non-readers or include Bible verse words, names of people God loves…the possibilities are endless.

For more fun ideas, be sure to check out my Valentine’s Pinterest Board!

This article originally appeared here.

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Kathie Phillips felt called to children’s ministry at the age of 13. She is the Director of Children’s Ministry at Central Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to overseeing Route 45 (Preteen Ministry for 4th & 5th graders), she also oversees The Treehouse (for 1st – 3rd graders). Married to Lance and mom to Daniel and Kennedy, Kathie shares practical tips and inspiration for kidmin leaders each week on her blog, KidMinspiration.com.