Nothing says Valentine’s Day like old fashioned Conversation Hearts. But lets be honest, I’ve never found them all that enticing to eat but oh how they beg to be put to good use. If you are a room mom planning a class party for tweens, using this classic candy as your theme makes for all kinds of playful fun. Check out these great ideas for games and crafts your tweens will love thanks to Spoonful.com
Valentine’s Stacking Game
When it comes to tweens, games are a very good thing. A simple Valentine’s Stacking Game is another gem shared on Spoonful.com from www.TotallytheBomb.com and makes me think Jenga without the chaos. You can put all kinds of variations on this by putting the kids into teams, timing them, using jumbo size Conversation Hearts to see how tall they can go, and of course if you need a science learning objective, measuring them and discussing the physics of balance. Ahem.
Conversation Heart Sentences
On the outside chance you have to justify your Valentine’s Day activities by tying them to a state mandated learning objective (let’s not even go there) Making Conversation Heart Sentences is your secret weapon. Shared on Spoonful.com from TotallytheBomb.com, you can easily neutralize the “love” influence by sorting the candy ahead of time to give you kid friendly and not embarrassing for tweens content.
Steal My Heart Game
Kids love a challenge and asking to race to see who can do something the fastest is so typical for tweens in so many things. A simple game of Steal My Heart using chopsticks, a huge bowl of Conversation Hearts, and a timer challenges their dexterity and their sense of fun competition all in one
Conversation Heart Mailboxes
If your craft time is dedicated to making a Valentine Box, these Conversation Heart Mailboxes are all kinds of fun. From cutting and decorating the hearts to covering the boxes too, you’ll find your tween crowd has no trouble navigating the necessary crafting skills to complete the box in time to share their Valentines.
Paper Conversation Heart Wreath
Because its always nice to have a cute keepsake that can be shared at home, this Paper Conversation Heart Wreath is super easy and full of all kinds of personalization. It also gives the kids the chance to make a nice gift for someone at home.
For more Room Mom friendly Valentine’s Day ideas, check out our Valentine’s Day Pinterest Board for all kinds of creative options. As my children get older and I have just 2 more years to enjoy the delight that is a home made Valentine Box and Valentine’s shared the entire class wide, I’m savoring every minute of these sweet traditions. Tell me…
How do you include Conversation Hearts in your Valentine’s Day celebrations?
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Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. Special thanks to Spoonful.com for making this content available to share should I choose. My opinions are entirely my own.