We aren’t stuck in a snowstorm but we are stuck waiting for our furnace to be fixed. So moving to this Valentine’s Day game keeps us warm and having fun. You can write anything on your hearts from numbers they need to identify, to physical tasks like we did, to something trickier for older kids. Customize it to your child and have fun.
- Gather your materials. I use foam hearts because they stand up well stepping and walking on, but paper would do in a pinch. Just don’t expect it to work more than once. You will also need a marker and some music you can pause easily.
- Write out different tasks for your child to do when they come to this heart – mine were mostly physical things: Jump on one foot, crab walk, 5 push ups, break dance etc.. I also included sing the ABCs and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
- Lay the hearts out face down in a circle.
- Start the music and play. It’s just like musical chairs only when the music stops you do the task on the heart that you were standing on when you stopped. We had a blast! He preferred Bon Jovi to kids music so we were rockin’ out! Of course, you can use whatever music your little ones enjoy. Have fun with picking music together!
I would let them walk to the music longer than we did for the video, as we were trying to get a good snapshot for the post. After I put the camera down, we all played for another full round. Fun family time with this Valentine’s Day game!