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Where is your Valentine?
Played like "Doggie Doggie where's your bone?" Have one child sit in the middle of the circle, and hide their eyes. Give another child a Valentine to hide behind their back. Have all the other children put their hands behind their back. Chant the following song: Valentine, Valentine, Where's your match? Wake up quick, And find them Fast. The child in the middle gets three guesses. Then the child who had the Valentine goes into the middle.
What time is it Mr. Valentine?
This is a fun game to play outside. You can change the name to suit any theme. The children all line up against a wall or fence. And one child, (Mr. Valentine) or the teacher faces away from the children, a good distance away from the children. The children yell, what time is it "Mr. Valentine", Mr. Valentine answers 1 o'clock, and the children all take one step toward Mr Valentine. The children yell again, what time is it "Mr. Valentine", Mr. Valentine answers (fill in the blank) o'clock, and the children all take same number of step toward Mr Valentine. This continues until all the children are very close to Mr. Valentine, then Mr. Valentine will answer it's midnight, and chases the children back to the fence or wall that they started at. The first person Mr. Valentine touches will be the new Mr. Valentine.
Valentine Fishing Game
Tie 3 feet of string to a wooden spoon. Attach a magnet to the end of the string. Cut and laminate many different colored, and sized hearts from construction paper (not too big though). Attach a paper clip to each heart. Spread the heart shapes on the floor and let your child try to catch the hearts. Have them try to catch the red heart.. or the biggest heart. For a twist, label the hearts with letters or numbers. Ask the children to catch a specific heart, or ask them which heart they caught.
Use 2 liter or 20 oz plastic bottles. Decorate them with stickers, or fill them using: tissue paper (bunched or shredded), shiny cloth. Include an appropriate sized ball (nerf or light weight rubber).
Glue a red and a pink heart together back to back. Put this special heart plus about three dozen plain hearts in the center of an old bed sheet. The children hold onto all sides of the sheet and gently toss the hearts up and down. At the shout of "Hearts high!" the children toss the sheet high into the air, making the hearts fly. The child who picks up the most hearts and the one who finds the special pink and red heart are the winners.
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