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Kids' Party Games: Who Do You Love?

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Looking for large-group kids' party games for Valentine's Day? A game called "Who Do You Love?" is a fun way to get everyone moving. There are no winners or losers or restrictions on how many people can play.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 5 minutes to an hour, depending on how much fun everyone's having

Here's How:

  1. Arrange the chairs in a circle so that the seats are facing inside.

  2. The player who is “it” stands in the center of the circle, and the other kids sit in the chairs facing her.

    The “it” approaches one of the seated children and says, “Who do you love?” The player who is approached must come up with an answer, such as “I love everyone wearing pink” or “I love everyone who has a dog,” and then anyone wearing pink or who has a pet dog must stand up and scramble to find a new seat.

  3. Players cannot shift to the seat next to them, should it become vacant. They must move at least two chairs away from their original spot.

    In the meantime, “it” should try to sit down in one of the vacant chairs.

  4. Once everyone finds a spot, the one player left standing becomes the new “it” and must then approach a seated player and ask, “Who do you love?”

  5. There’s no definitive end to the game and no winner. Repeat it as long as the children are having fun.

Tips:

  1. As you explain the instructions, be sure to tell the kids that pushing and shoving or pulling players out of their chairs isn’t allowed.

  2. Use sturdy chairs and not ones that fold.

What You Need

  • One chair for every child, minus one. I.e., if there are 15 kids, use 14 chairs.
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