Today I am excited to share with you this fun free printable, How many words can you make out of Valentine’s Day activity. It’s a simple, yet challenging game where you try and make as many words as you can only using the letters found in Valentine’s Day.
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How do you play the “How many words can you make” game?
It is a simple, yet challenging word game you can use for classroom activities, play at holiday parties, or just play on your own! Here’s how it works:
At the top of the page, there will be a word or phrase, in this case the words are “Valentine’s Day.” Using each letter only one time, you have to see how many different words you can make out of the letters V,A,L,E,N,T,I,N,E,S,D,A,Y.
Here are a few examples:
Write as many words as you can on the numbered lines below. There are 30 lines provided, however, if you can keep going, feel free to turn the page over and continue writing more words!
Can someone win the “How many words can you make” game, or is it just a fun activity?
It can be either one! It depends who you are playing with and if you would like to make it into a competition. If you are using this activity in a classroom, you may just want to have your students try and come up with as many words as they can, and that be the end of the activity.
If you are playing at a party, or just want to make things a little more challenging and competitive here are a few ways you can make the game just a bit more fun!
Make it a timed competition.
Set a timer for 3-5 minutes. If you are playing with younger children, you may want to set the timer for a longer amount of time. When someone says “GO,” each player has to try and make as many words as they can before the timer goes off. When time is up, whoever has come up with the most amount of words, can win a prize! And if you’d like to make it even more challenging, you can incorporate a scattergories element to the game. Keep reading below to find out how!
Turn the activity into a scattergories game.
For this challenging twist, everyone still have to write down as many words as they can during the allotted time. Try and think of the most unique words that you can.
After the timer runs out, everyone can go around the room and read out their answers and compare them. If there is another person that has a duplicate answer as you, you both must cross that word off your list. Whichever person has the most unique answers at the end of the game, can win a prize!
How many words can you make out of Valentine’s Day – Free Printable Game
This activity is designed to print onto a standard 8.5×11 inch piece of paper or cardstock.
Feel free to download and print out as many copies of the activity as you would like. However, please do not edit or redistribute the files in any way. This game was created for personal or classroom use only.
The free download link is located at the bottom of this post.
How to make the activity reusable:
If this is an activity that you would like to reuse in your classroom or at your yearly Valentine’s Day party, you may want to take a few extra steps to save you time reprinting every year.
Option 1: You can laminate the games.
If you have a lamination machine, you can simply laminate the games and then use dry erase markers to write down the words that you make. Afterwards, you can easily wipe away your answers and reuse again next year. This option would also be great if you are hosting multiple holiday parties or if you are a teacher and would to reuse with all your classes.
This is the lamination machine that I have and I am kind of obsessed with it! Click here to check it out on Amazon.
Option 2: Use dry erase pockets.
If you don’t have access to a lamination machine, you can also use these really cool dry erase pockets. What you’ll do is place the printed out activities into the pocket and use dry erase markers to write down the words that you find. After you’re done, just wipe away the answers and reuse!
Tip: For both of these options, I would highly recommend printing out the games onto white cardstock. This will help ensure that the page is more durable and can withstand being reused year after year.
Be sure to check out some of our other fun free printable Valentine’s Day games and activities:
Valentine’s Day Maze:
Find your way through the maze to reach the heart in the center of the puzzle. A simply, yet challenging activity that everyone will enjoy. Click here to view the full blog post and download links.
Valentine’s Day Word Scramble:
In this fun free printable game, you will have to try and unscramble 12 Valentine’s Day and love themed words. View the full blog post and game download links here.
Valentine’s Day I Spy:
Everyone will have a great time searching for 9 loved themed images in this free printable I Spy game. Click here to read the full blog post and download the game files.
Valentine’s Day Word Search:
Have fun searching for 21 Valentine’s Day themed words in this free printable word search game. Click here to read the full blog post and download the game files.