There are SO many fun ways to include Valentine’s Day Singing Time Ideas into your Primary planning in February! We love to include Valentine’s Day ideas because they fit in so well with a TON of the Primary songs!
You can plan to include any of these ideas in ANY Sunday in February! Or, pick the week either before, after, or both closest to Valentine’s Day. In 2022 that’s February 13th or February 20th.
Did you know that there are over 60 Primary Songs about LOVE? Pop over to that post to make your own perfect list to including in your Valentine’s Day Singing Time Ideas in February – the month of love!
13 Valentine’s Day Singing Time Ideas for Primary
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1. Valentine’s Day Spot It Game
This adorable Valentine’s Day Spot It game is perfect for singing time! Each of the symbols coordinates with a pre-selected Primary Song with a Valentine’s Day theme. Or, you can customize your song list and pick what the symbols will represent for a completely customized singing time!
Head over to grab the printable Valentine’s Day Spot It + Sing It game! It includes 13 printable cards and even smaller cards that can be used in your Come Follow Me lessons or at home with your kids!
2. Valentine’s Day Tic Tac Toe Game
How cute is this idea for a tic tac toe game for Valentine’s Day Singing Time! You can use it with a mix of a whole bunch of Valentine’s Day themed Primary songs or you can have a competition that focuses on singing 2 or 3 songs with a back and forth battle of the x’s and the hearts!
Head over to this post to get our printable Valentine’s Day Tic Tac Toe game!
3. Primary Love Songs Word Search
Kids always enjoy a Valentine’s Day word search and this one couldn’t be cuter! It weaves in 15 keywords that corelate with a bunch of different Valentine’s Day Primary Songs so you can add in exposure to a ton of different songs about love!
There’s a large format Valentine’s Day Word Search across 4-pages or print out the single page printable for small group settings like your Come Follow Me lesson! There are several ways to play to fit what works best for your group.
4. Valentine’s Day Singing Time Ideas: Singing Heart Measles
Have you ever played the Singing Measles game in Primary? It’s so cute! Simply pass out little heart stickers to the Primary leadership or the children’s teachers and have them pass out stickers to the kids as they are “spotted” singing well and participating in Singing Time!
Then, they can stick the heart stickers all over their arms, clothing, face, etc. At the end, you could have everyone gather for a picture of the “love outbreak” in Primary to share with your ward!
5. Write Love Notes in Primary
You can use a few minutes of your Singing Time to incorporate writing Primary Love Notes valentines! Your subject (who you are writing Valentines to) could be anyone! I even have a cute template you can use, with 3 different options, and a few different ways to play to incorporate this easy no-fuss idea into Primary!
Have the children draw one thing they LOVE about Primary and then post them all over the board! Or heart attack your person / group of choice!
6. Valentine’s Day Singing Time Conversation Hearts
I adore this “sweet” Valentine’s Day singing time ideas by Camille’s Primary Ideas. You’ll print out or write on foam hearts cute taglines like you typically see on a conversation heart, then sing along with the song that matches!
Head over to the Conversation Hearts on Camille’s Primary Ideas blog for all the details.
7. Play Singing Cupid
Spend Valentine’s Day reviewing a Primary song you’re working on or include a mix of Primary songs, either way works! Then, just have the kids sing through the song with this fun Singing Cupid game! All the instructions and printable cupid are over in that post.
8. LOVE is Like a Box of Chocolates!
Bring a fun large heart shaped box full of a variety of chocolates. Write a number on the bottom of the cavity for each of the chocolates. The numbers don’t have to be unique. You could include 8 Primary songs, for example, then sprinkle the numbers 1-8 under each chocolate.
Have the children pick out a chocolate of their choice, they get to keep the chocolate! Then, sing the song that coordinates to your number. Pass out a individually wrapped chocolate to all of the kids at the end of Primary so no one misses out!
Learn more about how to incorporate this game in your Valentine’s Day singing time ideas on Oh What Do You Do for Singing Time blog!
9. Dance Scarves Valentine’s Day Singing Time Ideas
My favorite manipulative to use during Singing Time for Valentine’s Day is dance scarves! They’re perfect to use with slow and pretty music and add so much fun and color while leading the music! You can pick up a set of Dance Scarves on Amazon for really cheap!
You can simply have the children help you “lead” the music with a dance scarf in hand and sing through your choice of Valentine’s Day Primary Songs. Or, head over and grab our Dance Scarves Movement Cards to give you so much fun variety and make instant patterns on the spot with the kids help.
10. LOVE from the Primary Presidency
Have each of your Primary Presidency come up to share a short (30 seconds or so) message on something they LOVE about working in Primary! Remind the presidency that this should be a very short message to keep the focus on singing!
Then, have the Primary Presidency member share their favorite Primary song about love. Have the Primary sing the song together, then repeat with the next presidency member. This is a great way to add a little bit of Valentine’s Day to your Singing Time, without making it take over your whole 20 minutes! I will probably use up about 8-10 minutes.
You can prepare ahead of time with the songs the will be suggesting so your pianist has time to prepare and you can have a Flip Chart for the Primary Songs your children don’t know very well ready.
11. Valentine’s Day Singing Time Ideas Punch Board
A punch board is SUCH a cute way to include Valentine’s Day in Singing Time! You can include slips of paper inside with song titles or fun challenges to mix up the activities! Plus, include a small treat if you’d like to or something fun like stickers!
See instructions on how to make a Valentine’s Day punch board over at The Hungry Homemaker DIY Punch a Prize Game post!
12. Valentine’s Day Mailbox Riddles
This adorable mailbox idea was created by Laura Williams and is shared here with permission. Didn’t it turn out so cute? Just create simple riddles for each of your songs and pop them into a mailbox. Then, let the kids pick an envelope, solve the riddle, and then sing through the song together.
- Teach Me To Walk in the Light – “Birds learn to fly. Bunnies learn to hop. But when I was little, I learned to walk.”
- Follow the Prophet – “Roses are Red, Violets are pink, I’ll follow this person, what do you think?”
- I Know My Father Lives – “I know my ABC’s, I know my 123’s, I know Santa gives, and I know My…”
13. Pass out Valentines in Primary!
Consider sharing a Printable Valentine’s Day card with your Primary Kids!
One cute way to show the Primary children how much you care for them is to pass out simple valentines to each of the kids. It doesn’t have to be over the top, in fact I usually make my own each year!
I’ve shared a whole bunch of printable Valentine’s Day cards over on my parenting blog, but I’ll link to my most favorite here that will work for Primary:
- Color by Number Valentines – Just add crayons
- aMAZEing Friend – Add a inexpensive mini maze
- You Make My Heart SOAR – Include a cute little foam airplane
- ORANGE you glad Valentines – Pass out cutie oranges
- Pencil Arrow Valentines – Attach a pencil
- Tic Tac Toe Valentine Cards – Use stickers or small candies
- Juice Box – Berry Good Friend – Pass out mini juice boxes
More Valentine’s Day Singing Time Ideas
Still searching for the perfect activity for your Valentine’s Day singing time? You don’t have to go out of your way to make something that’s purely Valentine related to make it a hit and still incorporate just a little bit of LOVE for the holiday.
One easy way to do that is to just pick a song that you’re already planning to teach as part of your Come Follow Me Primary Songs for the year. Then, you can browse through all of the ideas to find Valentine’s Day singing time ideas that naturally work with songs that are already about love! Here’s a few ideas from this blog to get you started:
- I Feel My Savior’s Love Word Map
- Love One Another Recipe of Love
- Love is Spoken Here Egg Carton Music
- I Love to See the Temple Match Game
- I Know My Father Lives – What Makes Someone Alive (heartbeat idea!)
- Mother, I Love You Mother Match
Community Inspired Valentine’s Day Singing Time Ideas
Valentine’s Day Cornhole
If you want to add in a whole bunch of Valentine’s Day Primary songs and aren’t picky about which ones you sing, look at this SO cute Valentine’s Day Cornhole idea by Ashlee Nelson! Didn’t it turn out to cute!
If the kids make a toss into the hole, they get to sing their choice of ANY Primary song. They can use the songs listed for ideas, or pick their favorite song.
Thank you Ashlee for letting me share your cute idea and picture!
This game is similar to our Pin the Primary song posters, which is a perfect activity to keep ready for a sub or those busy weeks you didn’t have time to plan!
Heart Attack the Missionaries!
Look at this other cute idea by Katie Troy! Similar to our Heart Measles above, you can bring in the Missionaries or whoever else you want to “cover in love”!
Pass out cutout hearts for participation or after reach song you sing and let the kids cover them in hearts! The kids will sing their hearts out!! 💗
Head over next to find tons of fun and cute St Patrick’s Day singing time ideas! There’s something for everyone in this group including ideas to use with any song or a fun themed song list to match the holiday!
What do you have planned for your Valentine’s Day Singing Time?