If you're looking for an easy Valentine's Day game for your class party at school, you might want to play Disney Duos. This game is perfect for elementary school aged children as most have seen multiple Disney movies. Children need only to be familiar with the Disney stories to win the game.
To prepare, you'll need to purchase two colors of paper such as pink and red. You'll need to cut out enough hearts to give every student in the class ten of each color. If you're not especially skilled at cutting hearts, you could simply cut the paper into squares and embellish with Valentine's Day stickers if desired.
On the red paper, you're going to type or write the name of a Disney character. Noting the movie the character is from could also be helpful. On the pink paper, you're going to write or type a word that identifies what that character loves or yearns for. For younger children whose reading level may not accommodate the text, you could print images of the characters and objects of their affection from the internet and paste them to the hearts. Make sure that you have an equal number of characters and their matching objects.
To begin the Disney Duos Valentine's Day game, pass out ten red hearts to each student in the class. Choose the red hearts randomly as all students should have a mixture of different characters rather than having an identical list. Ask students to line up the red hearts, face up, in vertical rows on their desks.
Then, pass out only one pink heart to each student. These should also be chosen at random. Once everyone receives a pink heart, they should look over the characters on their red hearts to see if they believe they've found a match for what that character loves. If the student thinks he or she has a match, they can simply lay the pink heart next to the matching red heart bearing the character's image.
From there on, pass a basket of folded pink hearts around the class. If the student's previous card was not a match, he or she should place it back into the basket. If it was a match, it should be placed next to the red heart showing the character. Either way, whether the student has kept their last pink heart or discarded it, that student always gets to choose one new pink heart card.
As the Valentine's Day game progresses, children should continue to look for matches between their favorite Disney characters and the objects or other characters that the Disney character would love. To speed the game or add an element of excitement, you might include in your basket several folded pink hearts that simply bear a special sticker such as a silver heart or star. These would be bonus hearts that allow that student to draw two pink hearts, rather than one, on their turn.
With the character listed first and their matching object of affection listed second, your hearts lists might look something like this:
1.) Mike (Monsters, Inc.) - Little Mikey, the one-eyed stuffed animal “teddy bear”
2.) Cinderella – Prince Charming
3.) Merida (Brave) – Archery, bow and arrow
4.) Belle (Beauty and the Beast) – Books
5.) Nemo (Finding Nemo) – His dad, Marlin
6.) Rapunzel (Tangled) - Lights/ lanterns
7.) Wall-E – EVE
8.) Bolt – Penny
9.) Remy (Ratatouille) – Cooking
10.) Simba (The Lion King) – Nala
11.) Mowgli (The Jungle Book) – Baloo
12.) Tarzan – Jane\
13.) Ariel (The Little Mermaid) – Prince Eric
14.) Ralph (Wreck-It Ralph) - A medal
15.) Aladdin - Jasmine
16.) Woody (Toy Story) – Andy
17.) Flik (A Bug's Life) – Inventions, making things
18.) Lightning McQueen (Cars) – Radiator Springs
Of course, you can add more characters if you so desire.
When a student believes he or she has found matches for all ten of their red character hearts, the teacher or adult in charge can check their work against the master list you've kept for yourself. If the student has matched all ten hearts correctly, that student is deemed the winner. If there are incorrect matches, play resumes until someone makes ten perfect matches.
This is a fairly simple game to prepare and children will find the Disney Duos Valentine's Day game fun to play as they recognize some of their favorite characters and relive the happy memories of the movies.
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