Need a fun activity for a Valentine’s day party?  A super easy and fun preschool valentine matching game is perfect!  This whips together quickly and gets antsy kids up and moving around while problem solving, showing shape recognition and color matching!  Perfect for preschool age!

Preshool Valentine Matching Game
This post may contain affiliate links. Using these links, I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.

I made this game when Michael (now 10) was in preschool and have used it with Ryan and now James.  It’s a hit every time we play it!

Supplies Needed for Valentine Matching Game:

Pin this game to your Valentine’s Day Pinterest Board and Follow me on Facebook to find more Valentines Ideas!

This is such an easy project.  I started out by just drawing a heart on a piece of scrap paper and cutting it out.  If you don’t think you can free hand the heart there are tons of heart shapes you can print off from Google!

Trace the heart on the foam, cut out and then to break the heart in half, just draw and cut your shapes!  Zig zags, squares, rectangles, arcs and curvy lines were my choices.

Valentine Activities for Preschool Kids

Preschool Valentine Matching Game rules are simple:

  1. Everyone chooses 1 piece of a heart out of a bag
  2. When an adult says go they move from friend to friend and try to match up their heart with shape and color
  3. When they find their match they sit down (this helps others find their match!)
  4. Then get up and play a few more times.

Valentine Activity for Young Children

The kids love it!  It gets them up and moving around as we all know little ones get antsy!  Once everyone is sitting you can go around and ask them to share the color of their heart and their shape.

Valentine Games for Preschool Age

If you need any more Valentine Ideas I suggest checking out some of my non candy Valentine Ideas!

Glow Stick Valentines, You Rock Valentines, Pencil Valentines, Tic-Tac-Toe Valentines

Some great treats are Heart Cookies & Milk Cubes and Hidden Strawberry Heart Cupcakes!

Valentine Projects, Crafts, Recipes, Free Printables and more from

As always you can find all my Valentine Projects, Crafts, Games, Free Printables + more here!


That's What Che Said Blog - Thanks for reading!


Preschool Valentine Matching Game