Free Valentine’s Day Escape Room Plus 4 More Cute Valentine’s Day Ideas for Elementary Students


Celebrating Valentine’s Day in the classroom doesn’t have to only be about passing out cards and candy! We’ve got you covered with some easy and engaging activities that are perfect to get your elementary students excited. Check out these Valentine’s Day themed treats, games, activities, and art. And make sure to grab our FREE Valentine’s Day Escape Room, “The Mystery of the Missing Cupcake!”

free valentine's day escape room

Valentine S’More Trail Mix

valentine s'more trail mix

This Valentine S’mores trail mix from Garnish and Glaze is easy to make and would make the perfect treat for a Valentine’s Day party. It has just three ingredients: teddy grahams, marshmallows, and M&Ms. So simple, but so yummy!

Valentine’s Day Games

Valentine's day bingo game

Students are always so full of energy on special days at school, especially Valentine’s Day. Allow them to express that energy positively by playing fun games. Here are three examples of games your students will love:

Valentine’s Day Bingo: Create bingo cards with Valentine’s Day-themed pictures or words. Then, use candy hearts or M&Ms. The one above from Eighteen25 could be used with student pictures for a fun twist on the usual game of Bingo! Get the template here for free.

Find the Missing Hearts: This one is simple. Just cut out different sized paper hearts and number them. Then hide them all around the room. Have students work in partners or teams to see who can find the most hearts!

Valentine’s Day Pictionary: Come up with a list of Valentine’s Day-themed words or phrases like the ones here from My Party Games. Divide the students into teams. Have one student from each team pick a word or phrase and draw it on the board or a large sheet of paper while their team guesses what it is. Set a time limit for each round, and have the students take turns drawing.

Valentine’s Day Activities Unit

Our Valentine’s Day Activities Unit has a little bit of everything, and is a great way to keep your class learning while they are having a good time! Students will learn about the history of Valentine’s Day, practice graphing, math facts, synonyms and antonyms, and more! Click the picture below to check it out!

valentine's day activities unit

Geometric Heart Art Project

geometric heart art project

Let your kids use their artistic sides with a fun art project. These cute geometric hearts from will look great hung up around the room or on a bulletin board. They are made using oil pastels, watercolors, and salt. Check out the directions here!

Valentine’s Day Mystery Escape Room

free valentine's day escape room

Get students working together to solve the “Mystery of the Missing Cupcake”. They will love completing the four challenges in order to find the guilty suspect. The breakout game activities include solving mathematical patterns, plotting coordinates on a graph, finding author’s purpose, and completing a STEM activity where they create a candy chute. Grab it for FREE below!

We hope that we have given you a few ideas to help sprinkle some love and excitement into your lesson plans for the Valentine’s Day season!

Do you want to find out more about how you can use escape rooms in the classroom and get ANOTHER free breakout game to try out? Check out our blog post:

Free Escape Room Activity

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