Our sixth grade class Valentine Party went perfectly! This is the last party we’ll throw for this group, so the whole goal here was for them to leave smiling and having had enough fun to still be talking about it later…we pulled it off!
Our kids this year consider just “hanging out” to be as good as it gets. On that note the first 3/4 of the party was spent doing or not doing what they wanted and eating cookies. We had four games available and prize buckets (I didn’t care if they just “dipped in” rather than winning).
Sixth Grade Class Party Games:
Air Mail Foam Glider Game
My youngest son gave gliders for his class exchange and it was only an extra buck to get enough for our sixth graders, too.
I just stacked up some boxes for targets and there was our first game.
Reeling in the Love Fishing Game:
It’s a bit more challenging than the traditional version just because the magnet is under the frog (or swamp monster as my son called it), but still not really hard so I had them bring up two fish at a time.
The fish are made from foam heart stickers.
Q-tip Blow Darts
This game was easy to set up and loads of fun! I cut some hearts out of a piece of foam board (and added some bling with sparkly pipe cleaners) then used velcro circles to attach boxes behind. The boxes also velcroed to a tri-fold display, helping it stand nice and sturdy.
The object was to blow q-tips through straws (milkshake straws were easier than regular sized). I think this was their favorite!
The whole thing broke down and reassembled quickly and stacked together so it wasn’t hard to pack! Actually, all three games stacked together were super compact! One bag for everything!
We also had Charades and they really enjoyed that too!
Heads or Tails Group Game
The last thing we did was play Heads or Tails. It went so much better than for our kindergarten party!
I hollered, “Lock it in!” and they would either lock their fingers on top their heads or behind their backs. If they didn’t match the coin flip they sat down. If they did I wung candy at them. Technically I threw it to them…but I can’t throw. Some of them can’t catch. Some of them did nose dives to block the throws. The candy always found its way to the rightful winner, so it was all in good fun. And it was fun! The last few rounds we flipped and eliminated until we only had four our five left standing because I was running out of candy. I was just giving out what was left over from their favor bags, which I will definitely do again when our kinders get older (they didn’t really get it this year)!
Let me know what you think!
‘Til next time!