25 Best Valentine's Day Classroom Games

Top Games Feb 7, 2024

Valentine’s Day might be one of the planet’s most overlooked holidays—but here at Baamboozle HQ, we never miss an opportunity to contrive a topical educational experience.

We’re not interested in publicly declaring our adoration, securing an alluring date, or telling anyone how much we love them. We don't even enjoy sending unwanted anonymous messages to people we find vaguely attractive.

Instead, there are only two things the Baamboozle team truly loves: sharing incredible educational games, and assembling quick-fix listicles crammed with our trademark attempts at witty content.

So in this speedy blog post, we’ve combined those two insatiable passions to bring you this: our 25 favorite Valentine’s Day classroom games.

Each game is simple, interesting and fun, and easy to play and prepare. We guarantee you’ll fall head over heels with them all!

1. Animals in Love

by Baamboozle

A quick brain-boggler for getting young students engaged right at the start of a lesson.

All of the animals in these joy-inducing photos seem to be deeply in love—but are the besotted beasts the same as one another, or are they different?

Helps with: Warming students up, whole class participation, and getting your kids saying ‘aaaaaahhhh, they’re so cute!’

Best for: Kindergarten and Grade 1

Baam-Link: Play now!

2. Do You LOVE It?

by Bonny

Not all love is romantic—and if I’m being completely candid, I’ve never loved anything as much as I love eating pints of ice cream while sitting around in my pants.

This quick game gets children thinking about what they love most. Do they love pizza? Potatoes? Summer? Or just shouting really loudly as they enthusiastically play this Baamboozle favorite?

Helps with: Leftfield thinking, bringing fun to the classroom, and getting your students to know one another

Best for: Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2

Baam-Link: Play now!

3. Family Feud: Valentine’s Day Edition

by skjamie25

We all know the rules to Family Feud. But this game transforms the retro classic into a love-fuelled romance-fest.

If you’re looking for some good old-fashioned competition, it’s one of the best Valentine's Day classroom games on the planet.

Helps with: Teamwork, analytical thinking, and healthy competition

Best for: Grades 5 to 7

Baam-Link: Play now!

4. Love Facts

by SusanMain

Everyone loves a quiz (get it?).

In this game, you throw quick-fire love-themed questions at your students, getting them to consider geography, history, idioms, brain mechanics, and plenty more.

Helps with: Trivia, teamwork, recalling facts, and learning some tender trivia

Best for: Grades 5 to 7

Baam-Link: Play Now!

5. Love Stinks!

by Winnie

One of our favorite Valentine's Day classroom games for naysayers and nihilists, this game puts romanticism to bed, and emphatically dumps it into the dustbin.

Helps with: Tackling tough questions, and getting students in touch with their emotional side

Best for: Grades 6 and 7

Baam-Link: Play Now!

6. Name Three For Valentine's Day

by Fuzzy Munchkin

Can your students name three things that are red?

Or pink? Or three types of chocolate? Or three types of flowers? You better hope so, because three things means lots of points!

Helps with: Quick thinking, generating an atmosphere, and getting your students warmed up

Best for: Grades 4 to 6

Baam-Link: Play now!

7. Past Simple Valentine’s Practice

by Mr. Harry

If you’re on the hunt for something slightly sensible, this grammar-focused brainteaser encourages students to transform various verbs into their past simple versions.

The twist? You guessed it—it’s all about love, baby!

Helps with: Grammar, tenses, and verb use

Best for: Grades 2 to 4

Baam-Link: Play now!

8. Love Idioms

by Daniela

No, not ‘love idiots,’ although we’re probably all guilty of having fallen in love with one or two in the past.

In this Valentine's Day classroom game, your smitten students fill in the blanks to construct romance-related terms and phrases.

Helps with: Language skills, colloquial speaking, and lateral thinking

Best for: Grades 6 and 7

Baam-Link: Play now!

9. Valentine’s Day Quiz

by Karen McGhie

More trivia!

Ever wanted to make students guess what red roses represent? Or who the God of Love was in ancient Greek mythology? Or which place is known as the ‘City of Love’?

One of our favorite Valentine's Day classroom games, this fun fact-fest allows you to do it all!

Helps with: Teamwork, stiff competition, and getting students warmed up while learning something

Best for: Grades 5 to 7

Baam-Link: Play now!

10. Valentine’s Day Spelling Bee

by Miya

This game features anagrams, spelling challenges, and fill-in-the-blank exercises that will push your students' lovestruck brains to their limits. Plus, playing it on Baamboozle's Popman mode, which is a cooler version of the classic whiteboard game (and yes, we might be biased), adds an extra layer of excitement and engagement, making it perfect for Valentine's Day classroom fun!

Helps with: Spelling, language skills, and lateral thinking

Best for: Grades 3 to 5

Baam-Link: Play now!

11. Valentine’s Day Riddles

by Kerry Allen

What starts with an E, ends with an E, and only has one love letter in it?

Possibly nature’s biggest riddle, love is a complex mystery. Your students might not be able to solve your romantic woes, but they probably will be able to solve some of these enigmatic wordplay-based conundrums.

Helps with: Lateral thinking, leftfield solutions, and really getting your students to think

Best for: Grades 5 to 7

Baam-Link: Play now!

12. Prepositions on Valentine’s Day

by Ally

Romantic prepositions, instead of the standard propositions.

One of our favorite Valentine's Day classroom games for English language lessons, this activity encourages students to think about where things are, and make simple sentences based on those observations.

Helps with: English lessons, grammar, vocabulary, and introducing an otherwise-complex topic

Best for: Kindergarten to Grade 2

Baam-Link: Play now!

13. Valentine’s Day Vocabulary

by Miss Lindsay

In this Valentine's Day classroom game, you test your students’ romantic vocabulary by asking them some simple picture-related questions.

What’s this? What’s that? And what could be easier?

Helps with: Quick thinking, widening students’ vocabulary, and introducing love-related themes

Best for: Grades 1 and 2

Baam-Link: Play now!

14. Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt


Perfect for both an active homework experience and an in-school adventure, can your students find something red? Something huggable? Or someone they care about?

Helps with: Getting active and energetic, thinking quickly, and having some fun

Best for: Grades 1 to 3

Baam-Link: Play now!

15. Valentine’s Day Trivia

by aeharris97

Valentine’s Day has a surprisingly-plentiful pool of questions related to its history and people.

Bet you don’t know where Saint Valentine lived? Or why he went to prison? Or what happened to the unlucky chap on February the 14th? Well, you better hope your students do!

Helps with: Teamwork, competition, asking some surprisingly difficult questions, and introducing a lesson on the man of the hour

Best for: Grades 6 and 7

Baam-Link: Play now!

16. Valentine’s Day Vocab

by Winnie

Another vocabulary challenge, this Valentine's Day classroom game gives your students a simple phrase, and challenges them to come up with a corresponding word.

If (and when!) they guess it correctly, they’re rewarded with a fun little gif.

Helps with: Language skills, vocabulary challenges, and confident in-class speaking

Best for: Grades 3 to 5

Baam-Link: Play now!

17. Valentine Riddles

by jjcollier

What did one volcano say to the other?

Another set of complex quandaries to get your students pondering on passion—but this time, the riddles are all joke-based, and the answers are comical punchlines.

This one gets your students chortling and chuckling—but even more importantly, it gets them thinking creatively.

Helps with: Wordplay, fun, laughter, and making the classroom more welcoming

Best for: Grades 4 to 6

Baam-Link: Play now!

18. Would You Rather: Valentine’s Edition

by Mrs. Reyes

Would you rather arduously plan your own warm-up activity, or just use one of Baamboozle’s ready-to-go games instead?

In this great warm-up, students discuss the best of two options, debating the pros and pitfalls of each.

It’s one of our favorite Valentine's Day classroom games for getting students to share their feelings and practice their debating skills.

Helps with: Critical thinking, conversation and debate, and mature discussion

Best for: Grades 1 to 3

Baam-Link: Play now!

19. Valentine’s Day Idioms

by Holly

More idioms!

But this time, there are no fill in the blanks.

Instead, there are only verb-based clues, and your students need to conjure up the relevant colloquial expressions used in the realm of romance.

Helps with: English skills, lateral thinking, and the unusual application of language

Best for: Grades 5 to 7

Baam-Link: Play now!

20. Valentine Plurals

by Jack

Last up on our list of Valentine's Day classroom games, your students learn that pluralizing isn’t (always) as simple as adding a standard ‘s’.

What’s the plural for ‘candy’? What’s the plural for ‘strawberry’? And what’s the plural for ‘wow, Baamboozle is such an incredible resource for making my classroom more engaging, fun and productive’?

Helps with: English skills, pluralizing, and learning language-based rules

Best for: Grades 1 and 2

Baam-Link: Play now!

21. Disney Valentines

by Elisabeth

Ready to put your students' Disney knowledge to the test? Will your students end up pairing Ariel with Prince Charming or Snow White with Prince Philip? This will surely stir up royal drama in the enchanted land of Disney!

Helps with: Disney fun facts, engagement, and brain breaks.

Best for: Grades 2 to 6

Baam-Link: Play now

22. Taylor Swift: Missing Song Lyrics

by audsppg

Grab your metaphorical microphone – it's Taylor Swift: Missing Song Lyrics time! Test your lyrical prowess by filling in the Blank Space of T-Swift's love anthems. Can you sing along whilst Shaking it Off? Warning: May lead to spontaneous dance parties and a sudden desire to grab a guitar and write your own Love Story.... So, do you think you’re Ready For It

Helps with: Vocabulary, and staying in tune with pop culture.

Best for: Grades 6 to 10 (or anyone who’s a #swiftie)

Baam-Link: Play now!

23. Valentine's Day Parts of Speech

by KennaAndStudents

Get ready for a love-infused grammar adventure in Valentine's Day Parts of Speech! This game will have your students identifying parts of speech – nouns, verbs, and adjectives – faster than Cupid's arrow because nothing says "romance" like dissecting sentences. It's a linguistic love story, but without the clichés (and the roses).

Helps with: Mastering grammar and language development.

Best for: Grades 3 to 5.

Baam-Link: Play now!

24. Present Tense Passive Voice for Valentine's Day

by lmstephanic1

Conquer the passive voice like a grammar guru! In this game, students will be flipping sentences faster than Cupid's arrows fly. It's a linguistic showdown where they'll wrestle with words and emerge as victorious champions.

Best for: Grades 4 to 7.

Helps with: Understanding passive voice and improving language proficiency.

Baam-Link: Play now!

25. Saint Valentine's Day

By Marta

This is the ultimate pop quiz for Valentine's Day! Do your students know what a 'love apple' is, or who Saint Valentine truly was? It's time to unravel the romantic mystery surrounding Saint Valentine and Valentine's Day. 

Best for: Grades 3 to 6

Helps with: Learning about Valentine’s Day traditions and exploring historical events.

Baam-Link: Play now!

Final Thoughts

There they are, you loveable lothario—our 25 favorite Valentine's Day classroom games!

Hopefully, a few of them have captured your heart, swept you off your feet, and whispered sweet nothings in your infatuated ears. All 25 games will make your classroom much more exciting and inspiring (and your planning much more simple and stress-free!)

We’re always looking for ways to make teachers’ lives easier and more interesting, whether romance-related or not—we also have topical game ideas for Christmas and Halloween, and a bumper bank of over 2 million+ games for use whenever and wherever.

If you’re interested in more of what we offer, give yourself a few lessons on Baamboozle+, which allows you to customize our games in loads more ways, and make your lessons even more fun, frantic and productive.

Here at Baamboozle, we’re always on the hunt for a long-term relationship. So if you’ll have us, we’d love to help you out forever. We can’t promise it’ll be a monogamous arrangement… but we can promise to make your life (and your lessons!) way, way easier.

Game-based learning is an excellent addition to the classroom, and Baamboozle is an excellent addition to your in-class toolkit. Teachers love us, students love us, and you’ll love us soon. So treat yourself on Valentine’s Day and give some of Baamboozle’s world-class games a try!

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