Happy Valentine’s Day! I was the party planner for my daughter’s Valentines class party today. I’m not able to volunteer in her class very often because I work full-time, so when I am able to volunteer I try to make it count. Parties mean a lot to my daughter and I knew I needed to deliver for her and her friends.
For the party, we broke the class into four groups that rotated through four fifteen minute stations. One of the stations was a Valentines Minute to Win It station.
Valentines Minute to Win It
There were six kids in each group. For the minute to win it station, they broke into two teams of three. There were several rounds of minute to win it games and they took turns rotating through the kids.
For the Heart Stack, they had one minute to stack conversations hearts as high as they could. If the stack tipped over, they could start over. At the end of the minute, whoever had the tallest stack received a point for their team.
I tested with the large conversation hearts and the small conversation hearts. The large hearts worked much better for stacking.
Candy Corn Stick Up
For the Candy Corn Stick Up, they had one minute to place as many candy corns upright as they could. Whoever had the most candy corns standing up at the end of a minute received a point for their team.
Candy Pick Up
For the Candy Pick Up, there were two plates full of different shapes and sizes of Valentines candy and two empty plates. Each kid would use chopsticks to move as many candies to the empty plate as they could in one minute. Whoever had moved the most candies at the end of the minute received a point for their team.
For the Marshmallow Toss, there were two bowls full of miniature marshmallows and two empty bowls a few feet away. Each team would toss as many marshmallows into the empty bowl as they could in one minute. The person who got the most marshmallows in the bowl at the end of the minute received a point for their team.
For the Heart Relay, there were two cups full of conversation hearts and two empty cups a few feet away. They had one minute to move as many hearts from the full cup to the empty cup using a spoon. At the end of the minute, the team that moved the most conversation hearts received a point.
The kids loved this station. My daughter said that we have to play minute to win it games at the next party. The great thing about this game is that the supplies are simple and the games are quick, easy to understand, and competitive.
I let the winning team pick a Valentine treat from a treat bag. For more great minute to win it games check out Sassy Sites for some great ideas.
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June Isbel says
Looks Like you guys had a fun day! Such fun games I know they had fun!
KC @ The Real Thing with the Coake Family says
Oh my gosh, this looks so fun! I’m pinning it and probably using it for our co-op Valentine party next week. We are having it a little late since we were on a break this week. I need to run to the store and get some of these supplies on clearance today! I would also LOVE if you would share this at my new link party, I think my readers would love an idea like this. http://www.realcoake.blogspot.com/2013/02/real-family-fun-1.html
Have a great weekend.
Thanks for the great ideas! We already have the games for this year’s church Valentine Banquet planned, but I am definitely pinning for next year!