By Lauren Drobnjak
These fun Valentines class party ideas will keep kids active, engaged, and having fun as they celebrate with their friends!
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It’s the season of red and pink and LOVE is in the air as Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!
It’s my favorite holiday and the one class party that I always jumped to sign up for when my kids were in elementary school. After securing my job of party planning, I would quickly take to Pinterest to find the perfect Valentine’s Day classroom party ideas.
Little did I know that the best Valentine’s Day activity ideas were already in my head because it’s was easy to repurpose my favorite Valentine’s Day therapy activities, Valentine’s Day fine motor activities, and gross motor Valentine activities to use for a party!
The other day I was sitting in Panera with my husband as a small group of moms at a nearby table diligently planned their Valentine ideas for 3rd graders in their kids’ classrooms. I had to force myself to stay in my seat and drink my chai tea to keep from walking over to them and saying…”If you need class Valentine party ideas – I’ve got you!”
Since I restrained myself at Panera, I have to use these ideas somehow! So, if you’re planning a classroom Valentine’s Day party, I’ve got YOU!
Looking for a fun way to treat your favorite teacher this Valentine’s Day? Check out these cute teacher valentine gifts!
Valentines Class Party Ideas
Here are the perfect Valentine’s class party ideas that will keep kids engaged, moving and having fun! Trust me, these ideas are kid approved!
1 || Hearts Jumping Activity
Grab this free printable hearts jumping activity and get kids moving! They will love the challenge of the sequencing and will likely put their own little shimmy and shake into the activity!
We even made a cute video demonstration of the hearts jumping activity to show you how to play! This is the perfect addition ot your Valentine’s day gross motor activities for preschoolers and elementary aged kids!
2 || Valentine’s Day Would You Rather Downloadable Game
Pull up this free Valentine’s Would You Rather downloadable game on your classroom teacher’s whiteboard and let it roll for a hilarious game of Would You Rather! Classmates will love learning about each other while they get moving!
3 || Stress Ball Valentine With Printable
Get a little crafty by making these squeezeable sensory hearts! All you need is a few heart shaped balloons, some playdough to stuff them with, and the free printable tag.
4 || Hearts and Arrows Valentine Visual Game
This Hearts and Arrows visual game is perfect for a Valentine’s day classsroom party! Check out this fun activity that requires only the printable cards and some colored craft sticks.
And there you have it! Our favorite fun, simple, and cost effective Valentines class party ideas! Let us know which activity was a hit in your classroom!
Since you were so busy planning this party (wink), you may have forgotten about your child’s Valentines! Here are a few free printable Valentine’s day cards for your child to pass out on the big day!
Seek and Find Valentine Cards
Colorful Valentines (super cute with a small box of crayons!)
More Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids
Love these ideas? We have ton more to offer! Take a peek at our roundup of tons of fun Valentine’s Day activities for kids!
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Lauren Drobnjak is co-author of The Inspired Treehouse blog and a pediatric physical therapist who currently practices in the educational environment. She has been a physical therapist for 18 years, with 17 of those years specifically in pediatrics. Her drive to make a difference in the lives of kids has led her entrepreneurial spirit in the direction of creating opportunities for play-based wellness and child development. She is a busy mama of 3 who thrives on chaos. To come down from the stress, Lauren enjoys exercising like she’s still 20, yoga, chocolate, a great book, browsing Pinterest, and anything crafty!
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Valentine's Day: Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14th each year. It is a day when people express their love and affection for one another, often through the exchange of cards, gifts, and gestures of affection. It is commonly associated with the colors red and pink, hearts, and symbols of love.
Classroom party: A classroom party refers to a gathering or celebration held in a school classroom, usually organized by teachers or parents. These parties provide an opportunity for students to engage in fun activities, socialize with their classmates, and celebrate special occasions such as holidays like Valentine's Day.
Pinterest: Pinterest is a popular social media platform that allows users to discover and save ideas for various topics, including party planning, crafts, recipes, and much more. It is often used as a source of inspiration for individuals looking for creative ideas and DIY projects.
Gross motor activities: Gross motor activities involve movements that engage large muscle groups, such as running, jumping, and throwing. These activities are important for developing strength, coordination, and overall physical fitness in children.
Fine motor activities: Fine motor activities focus on the development and coordination of small muscle movements, such as those used for writing, cutting, and buttoning. These activities help improve dexterity and hand-eye coordination in children.
Sequencing: Sequencing refers to the arrangement or order of events or items in a particular sequence. In the context of the article, the hearts jumping activity involves a sequence of movements that children need to follow.
Would You Rather game: Would You Rather is a popular game where players are presented with two options and must choose which one they would rather do or have. It can be a fun and interactive way to get people talking and learning more about each other's preferences.
Sensory hearts: Sensory hearts are craft objects made using heart-shaped balloons filled with playdough or other materials. These hearts can be squeezed and manipulated, providing a sensory experience for children.
Visual game: The Hearts and Arrows visual game mentioned in the article is an activity that requires matching the printed cards with colored craft sticks. It can help develop visual perception and fine motor skills in children.
These are just some of the concepts mentioned in the article. If you have any specific questions or need more information on a particular topic, feel free to ask!