Valentine’s Day Minute to Win It Games
What child doesn’t love to play Valentine’s Day Minute to Win It games every year?
Valentine’s candy is perfect for this! It is cheap, you can buy it at the dollar store, so don’t be afraid to spend $5 on some fun, clean entertainment and then throw it away. Trust me, you will want to throw it away after this! Most will end up on the floor or with slobber on it.
Kids love playing Valentine’s Day Minute to Win it games so much you usually don’t need to have any “prizes”. The games themselves are prize enough. Maybe have one bag to eat as you go!
Every year we invite a couple other kids to come over and play Valentine’s Day Minute to Win it games us. It adds to the fun, seriously the more the merrier with these games! However, I have played these games with just my two kids, at school parties, and with their friends. It has worked best when we played with just four kids, but you can make it work with any number.
7 Children’s Valentine’s Day Minute to Win It Games
Here are some of the best Valentine’s Day Minute to Win It Games. The kids absolutely love them! Don’t be fooled by easy they look. That’s the point. The fun is in the simplicity and in the silliness! We have been playing these for 3 years and I don’t see us stopping anytime soon!
Each player gets a pile of candy hearts and playing space (cardboard paper) and one minute to build the highest tower they can build.
Scoop in a Spoon
Line empty cups (one for each player) in an even line on one side of the floor. On the other side of the floor have one big bowl of candy hearts. Players crawl on their knees and scoop candy hearts in spoons from the big bowl and empty as much as they can into their cups. All without ever using their hands. They have one minute. Warning – this gets kind of slobbery…so you may want to save this for last!
Hearts in a Cup
Line cups in an even line and stand kids about 4 feet away from their cups in an even line. You may need to put painter’s tape on the floor to keep them even (and honest!) Give players one minute to see how many candy hearts they can make into their cups. Make sure the cups are sturdy enough to handle candy being thrown at them.
You need at least 4 players for this game. 2 players lay on the ground and close their eyes and 2 players stack the tallest tower of candy hearts that they can on the other player’s forehead in one minute. Then switch teams.
(If you only have 2 kids, you could see how many hearts they can stack in one minute on each other’s head. See who can get the most!)
Guess that Chocolate
This idea is actually a “romantic date night” idea but I turned it into a kids activity and the kids loved it! It is from the Dating Diva’s Chocolate Tasting. They suggest high-quality chocolate for adults but since its kids, I just used whatever chocolate I had laying around and that the kids would recognize. I also cut each piece of chocolate into small pieces, I didn’t want each kid to eat that much chocolate.
Candy Through a Straw
Put a pile of candy hearts next to each child and an empty cup and a straw. Set the timer for one minute. They have one minute to see how many hearts they can get from the table to the cup by sucking through the straw. (Make sure the candy you selected doesn’t actually fit all the way through the straw.)
Eat a Cookie
Place a cookie or brownie on the child’s forehead. Give them one minute to see if they can move the cookie from their forehead to their mouth without using their hands.
Playing Valentine’s Day Minute to Win It games Over and Over
Believe it or not, your kids will never tire of these! Be prepared to play each game over and over! They will find at least an hour of entertainment over what looks like 4 minutes of games. Don’t be surprised if they ask to play the same games long after Valentine’s Day ended.
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