25 Valentine’s Day games that are fun for the whole family (2024)

Do you love Valentine's Day? If so, you're probably already plotting out what songs to add to your V-Day playlist and putting the final touches on the heart-shaped cupcakes.

Perhaps you've got a date lined up with the girls and everyone's coming over for a festive Galentine's celebration, complete with a Valentine's Day trivia competition or on-theme co*cktails.

Or maybe you're just planning to spend the holiday at home with the kiddos because this year, February 14 falls smack dab in the middle of the week.

Whatever you've got going on, liven up the party by playing one or all of these fun Valentine's Day games that kids and adults alike will (wait for it) fall head-over-heels for.

Forgive our heart-shaped pun, but it's hard to resist tossing a dad joke in the mix because every holiday needs a little bit of humor or, depending on how you feel about Valentine's Day, maybe a lot of comic relief to get through all the talk of romance, flowers and sweet nothings.

Either way, spend V-Day doing one of these festive activities including Valentine's Day Bingo, Spot the Heart, tic-tac-toe and a slew of other DIY ideas that will appeal to almost everyone in the family.

The best part? A majority of these clever games are budget-friendly and that's something we know you're going to love.

Valentine's Kisses Trivia Game

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Learn a bit more about Valentine's Day and why we celebrate Feb. 14 with sweet nothings, candy and other fascinating trivia facts in this fun game that uses chocolate Hershey's kisses as incentive.

Get the tutorial at Play Party Plan.

Valentine Candy Taste Off

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Valentine's Day without candy is like Christmas without Santa Claus. The two naturally go hand-in-hand, which is what makes this game so much fun. This inspired activity is a holiday-inspired taste test of the best (and worst) candies of the season.

Get the tutorial at The Crafting Chicks.

Valentine's Day Word Scramble

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Both kids and adults will have a blast trying to unscramble these Valentine's Day-inspired words in this challenging brain-teaser activity.

Get the tutorial at The Best Ideas For Kids.

Pucker Up


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Inspired by the card game "War," this couples' Valentine's Day activity is a cute way to level up your affection and is guaranteed to have have you smooching all day long. What could be sweeter than that?

Get the tutorial at The Dating Divas.

14 Acts of Kindness

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Instead of taking the traditional flowers-and-candy route, this Valentine's Day game challenges players to perform acts of kindness for family members in honor of the holiday. The best part? You get to choose your own activities, making these sweet acts of love tailor-made.

Get the tutorial at The Crafting Chicks

Valentine I Spy

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Can you spot all the Valentine-inspired images in this fun I-spy game? There are Xs, Os, arrows, roses, love letters and everything else that represents the annual holiday that's solely devoted to all things love. Find one, or see if you can identify them all.

Get the tutorial at The Best Ideas for Kids.

Famous Couples Memory Game

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Think you're up on pop culture? Put your knowledge to the test with this memory game that'll have you trying to remember who was linked to who. From Kim and Kanye to Oprah and Gayle, this is the perfect Galentine's party activity.

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY!

Would You Rather?

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Find out more about your family members, classmates, friends or sweetheart with this V-Day-inspired game of Would You Rather. Kids and adults will love learning more about their counterparts in this family-friendly version of the question and answer quiz.

Get the tutorial at The Best Ideas for Kids.

Love Game


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Give each person a colored heart to hold, then pay 'em a compliment when the spinner lands on the matching color.

Get the tutorial at Making Life Blissful.

Conversation Hearts Bingo

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Now, here's the sweetest game of bingo we've ever seen. Draw hearts at random and have kids match the candies to the hearts on their board — or if you want to kick things up a notch, include the phrases on the board so kids have to match the phrase and the color.

Get the tutorial at Playground Parkbench.

Valentine's Day Trivia Game

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Looking for a Valentine’s Day game to play with your big kids, co-workers or friends? Whip out this printable trivia game to test your knowledge about the romance-filled holiday.

Get the tutorial at Hey, Let’s Make Stuff.

Tumble Game

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Here’s a new version of Jenga that your kids are sure to love. Decorate wood blocks with red hearts and add sweet instructions to each one. When someone pushes out one of the blocks, you’ll follow the handwritten instructions, answering prompts like “How much do you love me?” or “Give me one kiss.”

Get the tutorial at Tried & True Creative.

Punch Board Game

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Here’s a great Valentine’s Day game to play in the classroom! Place toys and treats in pink paper cups, cover them with tissue paper and glue them to pre-cut foam board. Each child will take a turn “punching” the paper to win a prize.

Get the tutorial at Events to Celebrate.

Mittens and Kisses Game

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Lean into the sweetness of the holiday with this party-ready game. Have kids make two lines, then drop several Hershey Kisses onto a table in front of them while giving the person in front mittens to wear. They’ll unwrap their chocolate treat, eat it and pass the mittens to the next person in line.

Get the tutorial at Skip to My Lou.

Spot the Heart

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Elf on the Shelf season may be long gone, but that doesn't mean you can't capture the same kind of fun for Valentine’s Day. Stick adhesive hearts in different places throughout your home or on objects, like a lunch bag or even on your dog’s sweater. They’ll count as they go to see how many hearts they can find.

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY.

'Family Feud'

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Gather your family for this fun game. You’ll stage a Valentine's Day-themed version of "Family Feud" at home with customized poster boards.

Get the tutorial at Play Party Plan.

Conversation Hearts Tic-tac-toe

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Who says you can’t play a game and it eat it, too? Using graham crackers, icing and conversation hearts, play a game of tic-tac-toe before chowing down.

Get the tutorial at Mama Cheaps.

Heart Zap Game

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Cover a wall with 40 hearts, all of which have various points written on them. Players will toss tennis balls at the hearts, but a "zap" will result in losing all their points.

Get the tutorial at Pint-Sized Treasures.

Cup and Ball Game

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Remember those ball-and-cup games you played as a kid? Now you can help your children make one of their own for Valentine’s Day.

Get the tutorial at Homan at Home.

Homemade Tic-tac-toe

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Crafting a game of tic-tac-toe is a lot more fun than playing it on paper! This one comes together with a foam sheet, paper straws and glittery hearts.

Get the tutorial at Crayons & Cravings.

Guess Who?

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The classic guessing game makes a comeback with this DIY. Using a free printable, flip up the characters and ask questions about each one until you correctly guess the hidden character.

Get the tutorial at Willowday.

Punch-a-Prize

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Pick a backdrop that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day, like a print with polka dots in shades of red and pink, and watch as your children “punch” their prizes with glee.

Get the tutorial at The Hungry Homemaker.

Scavenger Hunt

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Make the most of a cold winter afternoon by putting together a scavenger hunt for all ages. Luckily, you use these printables as your guide.

Get the tutorial at Play Party Plan.

Maze Valentine

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For a game that you can also give away as a valentine, look to this interactive DIY. Simply add a heart-shaped maze to Valentine's Day cards as a way to spread the love — and fun.

Matching Hearts

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Perfect for toddlers, this candy-colored game challenges them to pair like-colored hearts and matching letters.

Get the tutorial at Brite & Bubbly.

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Shelby Deering

ShelbyDeeringis a freelance lifestyle writer living in Madison, Wisconsin. She specializes in writing about home design and decor, wellness and mental health, and other lifestyle topics, contributing to national publications likeGood Housekeeping, AARP The Magazine, USA Today,and more. When she’s not writing, you can find her shopping flea markets and exploring local trails with her husband and corgi, Dolly.

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