This Valentine’s Day game for kids is an awesome interactive way to celebrate the holiday.
You’ll have a blast with this free printable treasure hunt-style game with Valentine’s Day themes. Plus, you can play it again and again!
Find out more about this creative game and get your free set today.
A Simple Yet Super Fun Activity to Enjoy with Your Kids
Looking for easy yet special ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your kids?
You’ll LOVE this free printable interactive game!
Finding child-appropriate yet challenging Valentine’s Day themed activities can be a bit of a struggle. As my boys gets older, I find that I’m always looking for new ways to celebrate a holiday with them.
I want to engage them in a fun activity that doesn’t feel too babyish. If it’s affordable and able to be used again again, bonus points!
Why Interactive Games Are Fantastic for Valentine’s Day Fun with Kids
A game with a special Valentine’s Day focus (like our free bingo game) can be extra fun for the holiday. Any interactive game with a holiday twist is like a cherry on top!
What do I mean by “interactive” game? Aren’t all games that way?
Well, yes and no.
Many games involve more than one player. So, there is some level of interaction.
An interactive game (at least, how I think of it!) involves a higher level of communication. When playing a game with this treasure hunt-style, two or more players are actively engaged in conversation throughout the game. Battleship is an example of an interactive game.
This free printable Valentine’s Day game for kids (that can be played again and again) involves players taking turns asking questions until the winner discovers the opponent’s hidden object. It’s like a Valentine’s Day treasure hunt!
All About This Free Printable Valentine’s Day Game
This treasure hunt game is called Cupid’s Arrow: A Treasure Hunt Game for 2 Players. It’s kind of like a coordinate grid game. Except that there is only one quadrant and one side has letters 😉
This type of game is wonderful for:
- Interactive fun – players have to take turns asking questions and responding
- Practice using grids (for example, finding D6)
- Logic and reasoning
This free printable Valentine’s Day game is on one page.
Suggested instructions are included on the page but you can tweak them to customize for your playing needs.
- It’s suggested that this game is for 2 players. If you have more than that (playing with a small group or class), you could have 2 teams.
- Print out 2 copies of the game page.
- Each player picks a square and secretly draws an arrow somewhere in the bottom of it. (The boys and I have also written down our choice of square – for example, G6 – on a small sticky note to keep track.)
- Take turns asking questions to try to find out where your opponent’s arrow is located. (My boys like to play “rock, paper, scissors” to sort out who goes first.)
- Use the other grid on your game page to make note of your opponent’s answers. For example, if they answer no to “Does the square have any hearts?”, you’d cross off all squares with hearts.
- The first person to find their opponent’s arrow is the winner!
Creative Ideas for Boosting the Fun with This Interactive Holiday Game
I recommend that you laminate the game pages or put them in dry erase pocket sleeves. You can use dry erase markers to easily mark and wipe off your games (so you can use them again and again!).
A few ideas for how and where you can use this free printable Valentine’s Day game for kids are:
- Classroom activities
- Homeschool brain breaks
- Boredom busters before the holiday
- Holiday party
- Library (other other community) event
You can make this game have a more educational/learning twist by having your kids write out their questions.
Oh, and if your older kids are learning a foreign language, practice that vocabulary. (You might have to look up these words in your foreign language dictionary prior to playing but it will be awesome practice!).
Get Your Free Printable Valentine’s Day Game for Kids
WooHoo! Get ready for some fantastic interactive fun with this Valentine’s Day Treasure Hunt Game!
This free printable holiday activity includes one page with step-by-step instructions and game grids.
Please print as many copies of this Valentine’s Day game as you need to enjoy with your kids, family, classroom, homeschool co-op, library, or other special event. If you have a friend or co-worker who might like using this game, I’d love it if you’d share it with them!
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