Easy Classroom Valentine’s Party Ideas
Sometimes the easiest way to throw a class Valentine’s Day party is to divide and conquer! Separate your class into small groups and rotate through these activities scheduling between 10 minutes per station.
Make ValenSLIME: Turn Borax and glue into a slimy concoction beloved by kids everywhere. Add a bit of red food coloring and you’ve got ValenSLIME! Mix 1/2 cup (4 oz) glue and 1/2 cup water in a bowl. Add food coloring. In the another bowl, mix 1 teaspoon borax with 1 cup water until the borax is dissolved. Add the glue mixture to the borax solution, stirring slowly.
Find Your Match game: On construction paper cut into heart shapes, write a recognizable word pair (such as “peanut butter / jelly” or “salt / pepper”, “Elsa / Anna”), then cut the hearts into two pieces with one word on each piece. Mix up all the pieces, and then hand each child one piece. Loads of fun will ensure as they search for their other half!
Make or decorate snacks: Bring unfrosted heart-shaped sugar cookies and various colors of frosting/decorations. Let the kids decorate and then eat their cookies. (Be sure to check with the school about snack restrictions and food allergies first.)
Heart Relay: Put two lines of tape on the ground and split the group into two smaller groups. At one end, have a large bowl with conversation hearts in it along with a spoon or ladle. On the other end, have an empty cup/bowl. Have each group stick the spoon in the full container and walk along the taped line and pour into the empty bowl. The first group to fill it up wins (or if you run out of time, whichever group has the most in the bowl by the end of the time).
Create a photo keepsake: Bring a digital camera and some fun heart-shaped props from the Dollar store. Set up a photo booth/photo station and a digital printer and capture all the giggles.
Even More Fun: Check out our free eBook filled with more fun and fresh Valentine's Class Party Ideas, printables and snack tips from our friends at FamilyFun Magazine.
Call in the Troops: Once you have a plan, invite parent volunteers help out with your party by creating a Class Party SignUp on SignUp.com. Create an event page on Facebook and post your SignUp link there, or through your class’s newsletter. Parents can choose what to bring and where to help right from their smartphones or computers 24/7 (without a password), and real-time eCalendar syncing and automated reminders mean parents remember when it’s their turn to pitch in. Check out our Class Party Planning Center for fun all year round!