Valentines Jenga

Envelope Pillow Cover
January 31, 2017
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February 7, 2017

As the room mom for my daughter’s TK class, my son’s first grade class, and my other daughter’s third grade class, I had to come up with some ideas for their class parties. I ran across some personalized games at a craft fair a while back and decided to create my own. After all, how many sugar cookies can you decorate at each party?

I wanted a game. I wanted to get to know my children’s friends. I wanted them to get to know each other. Most importantly, I wanted them to have fun while building relationships with their classmates.

I went with Jenga and here’s why:

  • It’s super easy to play. The box says ages 6 and up, but I’ve seen toddlers play it.
  • It’s interactive among the players.
  • It’s affordable.
  • The wood pieces are durable.

For Valentines Jenga, I used:

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  • Jenga Game (you can find it just about anywhere – Target, Walmart, Amazon)
  • small heart stickers
  • fine point sharpie
  • small heart and M & M’s candy

First, I put all the heart stickers on.

Then, I wrote questions, commands, and sentence fragments on each piece.

Done! How super simple was that?

* I used stickers instead of painting for drawing on the pieces because I wanted the game to be interchangeable for the different holiday parties.  For example, winter parties, all I have to do is take the heart stickers off and put on snowflakes or snowmen.