A Peek at the Fun: Whether you’re looking to throw a fun Valentine’s Day party or looking for some fun ideas to celebrate the day of love, I have these super fun minute to win it Valentine’s Day games. They are perfect for all ages, and such a blast to play.
I absolutely love minute to win it games, so I’m always looking for an excuse to play them. And Valentine’s Day gives me the perfect occasion to let the games begin. These fun Valentine games are super fun to play, and are so simple to organize.
Valentine’s Day Games:
Okay, have you ever played minute to win it games? They are so simple and such fun to play, which is why I absolutely love them. If you haven’t played before, now is the time. These Valentine’s inspired minute to win it games are perfect to add to any party. They would be perfect for you room moms out there too! Your classes would love these.
There are several ways to approach minute to win it games. They can be played individually or as teams. You can even do a mix of both just depending how you want things to go. I have all of the rules in this Ultimate Guide to Minute to Win it post. It gives you the rundown on options for playing.
I did all of our shopping for these games at my local dollar store, making it super quick and cost effective. I have lots of game ideas for you because they move super fast, but you can decide which ones best fits your party. Here is the complete shopping list if you play all of these games. Quantities will vary depending on how many people you are planning for.
- Conversation Hearts
- Stuffed Animals (we snagged some at the dollar store, but you can use what you have too)
- Ice Cube Trays
- Silk Flower Rose Pedals
- Hershey Kisses
- Little Valentines Toys
- Heart Shaped Balloons
- Paper Hears (large enough to cut into a puzzle-you can even just cut one out of red paper)
- Lollipops (you can even use ring pops)
- Disposable Pie Tins
- Whip Cream/Cool Whip
- Glass Jars or Bowls
Minute to Win it Games:
Whispering Sweet Nothings Game:
This game will be played in teams. You can split up in however many teams works for your group. One player will choose a conversation heart and try to get their team members to guess what is written on the heart. The player cannot say any part of the word written on the conversation heart. No rhyming is allowed either. The player will give their teammates clues until the words are guess.
For instance…if the word is “HUG,” the player might give clues like…
- “Blank” and Kisses
- A Teddy Bear “Blank”
- Give Me a Big, Tight, “Blank”
- Another Word for Squeeze
The other players keep guessing until they guess the correct word or words. Once the word is guessed correctly, that player will choose another conversation heart and go again. Do as many words within the one minute time. If you prefer, you can have the players alternate giving clues within that one minute. That would give more players a chance to have a turn.
You can do this as many rounds as you want.
Heart Breaker Minute to Win it Game:
For this game, you will need to cut the large paper heart you bought or made, creating a puzzle. Make enough puzzles for each player (or just plan to play several rounds for this game). Give each player their puzzle pieces and set the timer for one minute. When you say “go” each player will try to put the puzzle together within the minute.
The player to complete the puzzle first wins. If you think it will take the players longer than one minute, you can forgo the timer and just have the players compete against each other.
I’m a Sucker for You Valentines Game:
You will need suckers for this game. I found these funny lip suckers at the store, but any suckers will work. Give each player a sucker. They will be trying to finish their sucker first to win this game. Again, you can forgo the timer for this game allowing the players to compete against each other.
Melt My Heart Minute to Win it Game:
For this game, you will need to think ahead a bit. Freeze candy (we used conversation hearts) in ice cube trays. Make sure you have enough ice cubes for each player. When the timer starts, each player will try to melt their frozen cubes as quickly as possible. The first player to free the candy, wins. You can decide if you want to set a one minute timer on this game. If you use a timer, and no one frees the candy, no points will be awarded.
Hint: Play this game over a table with each player having a paper towel in front of them to catch the water.
Let’s Eat Pie Valentine’s Day Game:
Before you play this game, you will need to fill each pie tin with whip cream or Cool Whip. Place the little Valentine’s Day toys in the whip cream. You get to choose how many toys go into each tin, just make them all the same.
When you say “go” each player will try to get all of the toys hidden in the whip cream out without using hands. This one gets messy, but is so fun to play…and even more fun to watch! 😉 This is one of our favorite Valentine’s Day Games because it’s such fun to be a spectator.
Fast Kisses Valentine’s Day Game:
There’s a couple of ways you can play this game. The object of this game is to have each player unwrap Hershey Kisses with only one hand. You can choose to give each player as many kisses as they can unwrap in one minute, or give each player a select amount. If you give a certain amount, the winner will be determined by the first person finishing their pile. If you decide to give the players as many as they can unwrap, the winner is the player with the most kisses unwrapped after one minute.
Give Me a Squeeze Game:
This game will be played in teams, you can decide how many teams based on the number of players. The object of the game is to have two players hold a balloon back to back. The players will need to walk while holding the balloon back to back for the distance you choose. Make the distance reflect the ages of your players. If you are playing with little kiddos, make it shorter. Once the players make it to the other side of the room, the next two players pick up the balloon and walk back with it between their backs. The first team to have all of their players go, wins.
If the balloon drops while the players are crossing, they can pick it up and start over. But they must go back to the beginning and start again.
Rose Pedal Races Valentines Game:
Each player will need a jar or bowl, a pair of tongs, and a stack of silk rose pedals. When you start the timer, each player will try to get as many rose pedals into their jar using the tongs. The player may only grab one pedal at a time.
The player with the most pedals at the end of one minute wins the game.
Teddy Bear Waddle Minute to Win it Game:
For this game you will need to split the players up in teams. You can use the same distance as you had for the balloon squeeze game. Split the teams in half placing one half of the team on one end of the room and the other half on the opposite side of the room.
The first player will start with a stuffed animal between their knees. They will need to walk or waddle across the room to their partner who will be waiting on the other end while holding their stuffed animal between their knees. When they reach their partner, they will need to “hand off” the stuffed animal without using their hands.
When the “hand off” was successful, the new player will cross the room to the next players waiting. The team that finishes with all of their players first wins the game.
While you are playing these games, keeping a running total of points for each player. When you have completed all of the games you want to play, simply tally the points. The player with the most points, wins. I hope you love playing these fun Valentine’s Day games as much as I have!
Have FUN playing Minute to Win it Valentine’s Day Games!
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