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Pin Cupid’s Arrow to the Heart

Materials Needed

  • a red poster board or large piece of paper
  • cut out paper arrows
  • scissors
  • tape
  • crayons or colored markers (optional)
  • The classic games have stood the test of time for a reason, they are fun to play! Pin Cupid’s Arrow to the Heart is a Valentine’s Day version of the classic Pin the Tail on the Donkey game that is sure to be a hit with the kids at your Valentine party.


    Take a red poster board or large piece of paper and cut it out into a heart shape being sure to mark the center point. Then make or printout enough arrows for each kid. If you print them out and have enough scissors you can have the kids cut out their own arrows or optionally you can let the kids draw their own arrows and cut them out themselves. If you are looking to add an addition fun project for the kids, provide crayons or colored markers and let them decorate the arrows.

    Place the heart on the wall at a height where the kids can easily reach it and clear out any potential obstruction in the area. Put double sided tape on the back of the arrows and one at a time blindfold the kids and spin them around three times leaving them facing the heart and ask them to stick the arrow on the center of the heart. Be sure to mark each result on the heart making note of the name of the kid after each child has a turn since tape is not perfect and the arrows can fall off later. Once every kid has had a turn the closest arrow measuring from the pointy tip to the center wins!