Room Mom Valentine’s Day Party Ideas

My EXACT face when I realized I had to help plan a first grade Valentine’s Day Party.

Anyone else feeling this way?  Well, DO NOT WORRY!  I’ve got you covered.  Actually, my sweet readers have you covered.  I asked for help over on Instagram and you guys delivered!  I have lots of great ideas if you’re in charge of a party too.  Thank you for all your help!!

Here are most of the ideas you guys sent over…
*Mad Lips
*Crossword Puzzle
*Mosaic Heart Craft-black construction paper hearts, kids glue bright shaped cut paper and glue
*Craft kits from Oriental Trading or Hobby Lobby
*Heart Wreaths-paper plate “wreaths”, students glue hearts all around, and then can add buttons and stickers to decorate
*Students make picture frames and then take a picture to put inside.
*Die noodles and make noodle necklaces.
*Cookie cutter their own rice krispie treats
*Pin the Arrow on Cupid
*Put all names in a hat, each kid draws a name, pass out pre-cut hearts for each kid to write something they “love” about the person they drew.  Then you can string them up to make a classroom banner.
*Cookie Decorating Station
*Making cards for the nursing home.
*Race to see how many conversation hearts you can stack in a certain time.
*Make valentine headbands.
*Pin the lips on the frog game
*Make heart shaped ornaments
*Conversation Hearts Candy Dice Game
*Make their own conversation hearts
*Decorate heart bookmarks
*How many words from, “VALENTINE’S DAY”??
*Heart Walk-when the music stops they have to do whatever the heart they’re standing on says…floss, jump up and down ten times, etc.
*Math problems with candy hearts
*Make Lovebugs
*Valentine version of the game, Headbandz
*Students write what they love about their teacher on hearts, then add them all to a canvas for the teacher to hang
*Kids stuff sock/gloves with snacks and write messages for kids in need
*Make slime
*Cupid’s Arrow Game-Kids blow Q-tips through straws into heart shaped bowls.
*Valentine Pong-students who hit it into the red cup, get a prize
*Students write the names of people/feelings/special things they want to keep in their on heart on slips of paper, then they drop them into construction paper hearts stapled together.  Then you staple it closed and they decorate.
*Photo Booth
*Punch a Prize Board
*Ice Cream Sundae Bar
*Graph Conversation Hearts
*Valentine Scavenger Hunt-hide hearts around the room and students find them.
*Read The Biggest Valentine Ever and make a cute craft out of construction paper hearts like they do in the book.
*Have each students make a heart with a lace doily, then every one goes around writing one nice thing about each kid on the doily.  Each student leaves with a heart full of great things about him/her.
*Valentine Tic-Tac-Toe-use graham crackers, pink icing to make the lines and conversation hearts in two colors for markers.
*Decorate mini mason jars and add a carnation-little gift to take home for mom.
*Left Right Left Game-small prize for each kid, read the story, and every time the story says LEFT, they pass prizes to left.  Every time the story says RIGHT, pass them to right.  Everyone goes home with a different prize at the end.  {Google this to find story.}
*Valentine Game-just change it to valentine theme.
*Red and pink balloon games-surprise pop, balloon tennis, protect your balloon, pass the balloon, balloon waddle race, and on ideas are endless.

Valentine Minute to Win it Ideas…
*How many Hershey kisses can you unwrap with gloves on?
*How many paper hearts can you cut out?
*How many conversation hearts can you stack without tipping over?
*How many conversation hearts can you pick up with little tongs and move to a cup?
*Lots of people suggested Minute to Win it games and said they’re all over Pinterest.

Another room mom duty at our school is valentine door decorating.  This was an inspiration picture last year I found on Pinterest.
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Our version…not too bad for a Prime Mom.  Right?  hahahaha!  Just sharing in case you need an easy idea too.  This year the fire codes have changed and we’re encouraged to not put any paper as the background-just tape things directly onto the door.  

Okay, mamas…GOOD LUCK on all your planning!  You’ve GOT THIS!  If you have an excellent idea, you’d like to add, please comment!


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  1. 1.23.20
    Anonymous said:

    That door looks fantastic, and what a great list of ideas for parties. Love, love!

  2. 1.23.20
    nursekimbrough said:

    Die noodles, die! 😡


  3. 1.23.20
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Hahahahaha!!! I just laughed out loud! You know what I meant. Right!? Dye noodles.

  4. 1.23.20
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    This room mom needs all the help she can get!!

  5. 1.23.20
    Ellibelle said:

    These sounds like such great activities, the kids will have so much fun!
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