Valentine’s Day is a fun time for kids, and classroom teachers have lots of planning to do to help make it a fun day. Plan a sweet school Valentine’s Day party for the child’s class with our Valentine’s Day Classroom Party Ideas! We’ve included activities for a range of ages and class sizes plus kids Valentine classroom games and Valentine party supplies.
Planning Your School Valentine’s Day Party:
- Decide on the order of the school Valentine’s Day activities, and have at least one easy backup game prepared in the event you need to fill time. When planning the party you will have to consider:
- Number of Children in the Class: For those who have a group of 12 or more students, you may consider setting up activity stations where you can do a Valentine craft or activity having a manageable number of children (i.e. 6 to 8). For example, a class of 21 should be divided into three groups. Start by having the whole class play a Valentine’s game like Hugs & Kisses, after which break the class into groups of seven to rotate between three station activities.
- Age of the Children: This consideration is most important when selecting crafts. Preschool children should be given simple crafts with no objects that could potentially be choking hazards.
- Length of the Party: For any two hour party, you might plan one active group game for example Hugs & Kisses, a couple of Valentine craft stations for example our Valentine’s Mouse Craft and Edible Friendship Bracelets activity, and a game station with Candy Relay and Breathless. If you’re serving party food, make sure you also put aside 15 to 30 minutes with this portion of the Valentine’s Day party.
- Size of the Oasis: Make sure you have enough space for those of the activities you want to set up. If you are planning more activities than your classroom has space for, consider which games and crafts could be quickly set up and broken down.
School Valentine’s Day Party Decorations
- Ask the teacher ahead of time which of these Valentine party decorating ideas will work in the classroom:
- Cut hearts from pink, white and red construction paper to hang throughout the Valentine’s Day party area. Older children may eliminate their own Valentine hearts. To create each heart, fold a piece of paper in half. Cut a half heart across the fold. When you open the paper you’ll have a perfectly symmetrical heart. Let your students to decorate the hearts with crayons, markers, stickers, glitter glue, and other decorations. Send the hearts home using the children as keepsakes.
- Push desks together into larger tables and cover them with a red or pink plastic table cover. Scatter the tables with Valentine candies, stickers, and confetti.
- Tie pairs of heart balloons to the edges of the chalkboard, teacher’s desk, etc.
- Twist together strands of white and red crepe paper streamers and hang them in the ceiling.
- Tape red latex balloons across the door frame leading in to the classroom to create a balloon arch for that children to walk through. You can also hang streamers in the top of the doorway so your guests need to walk through them to get inside.
- When the teacher plans on teaching the same day as the party, use red chalk or markers around the chalkboard or whiteboard.