This free printable Valentine’s Day word scramble game will be the perfect activity to play at any holiday party this February 14th.
I have always loved word scrambles. They are challenging, fun and it always feels great when I finally am able to solve a word that I had been struggling with.
The thing I like about holiday or themed word scrambles is that it makes unscrambling the words just a tiny bit easier. This way, I know what general category each word should fall in.
This Valentine’s Day word scramble features 12 love themed words to solve. There are both long and short words which makes it a great game for plenty of different age groups. Personally, I often find the shorter words harder to solve sometimes!
The word scramble is a great activity to play at classroom holiday parties, children’s play dates or during a family game night.
Here are a few ways to make word search games a little more challenging (and competitive!):
- Set a timer.
Set a timer for 5 minutes. Have everyone try and unscramble the words as quickly as they can. Whoever has the most words solved by the time the timer goes off, wins!
- Make it into a raffle.
This idea is great if you are playing in a large group at a holiday party. Have everyone work on the word scramble puzzle at their leisure. Once they have their game completed, each person will write their name at the top of the page fold it up and then place into a large box.
At the end of the party, the host will choose one piece of paper out of the box, and whoever’s game is chosen, will win a prize! Be sure to check the answers are correct first though! Any wrong answers and the prize goes to the second drawn winner.
- Make it a head to head contest.
No timer required for this one! Hand out the word scramble games to all of the players that will be participating in the contest. When the host says “GO,” everyone will need to unscramble all of the words as quickly as possible. Whoever correctly solves all of the words first, wins!
How to make the word scramble games reusable
If you are planning on using the Valentine’s Day word scramble as a yearly holiday activity for your classroom, you may want to save some time each year (and a few trees!) by making the games reusable. Here are a few ways you can do so:
Laminate the word scramble games.
If you have access to a home lamination machine, you can simply laminate each word scramble game and then use a dry erase marker to have your students write down their answers. Once they have completed the activity, you can wipe off the answers and store them away to be reused for next year. This is the home lamination machine that I actually have in my office.
Use dry erase pockets.
If you don’t have a lamination machine, you can use these fun dry erase pockets instead. All you need to do is place the games inside and use dry erase markers to write down the answers. When you’re done, just wipe off the answers and reuse the games again next year!
**Note: For both of these lamination suggestions, I would highly recommend printing out the word scramble games onto white cardstock. This will ensure they are durable and can withstand being reused from year to year.
Favorite Printable Supplies:
These are a few of my favorite supplies that I use for printable games and activities:
- White Cardstock: For most projects, I recommend printing onto cardstock. It is much more durable than standard printer paper and often produces a higher quality print.
- Crayons: A staple in any crafting household. Crayola is always the top notch choice!
- Kid Friendly Safety Scissors: These are perfect for little kids learning how to use scissors. They cut paper but not fingers or hair!
- Glue Sticks: These disappearing purple glue sticks are by far my favorite! I love buying them in bulk since we use them so often!
- Lamination Machine: Laminating printables are a great way to make them last longer. If you are planning on laminating to make games reusable, be sure to get a bunch of dry erase markers as well.
- Dry Erase Pockets: Dry erase pockets are a great alternative to using a lamination machine when wanting to make printable games and activities reusable.
- Printer: A high quality printer is always recommended for the best results. If you are in need of a printer this Brother Wireless Printer is a great choice.
Free Printable Valentine’s Day Word Scramble
The Valentine’s Day word scramble game is designed to print on a standard 8.5×11 inch piece of paper or cardstock. Two games will print per page. You can cut the two games apart using scissors or a paper cutter. This is the paper cutter that I currently use and can definitely recommend it!.
Feel free to download and print the Valentine’s Day Word Scramble games as many times as you would like. However, please do not edit or redistribute the files in any way. The word scramble game was created for personal use only.
More fun free Valentine’s Day Printables:
- Valentine’s Day Word Search
Have fun searching for 21 love themed words in this free printable Valentine’s Day Word Search game.
- Valentine’s Day I Spy Game
Kids and adults alike will have a great time searching for 9 Valentine’s Day themed pictures in the box above. Write down the correct number of pictures you see on the lines next to each image.
- Free Printable Valentine’s Day Coupon Book
This free printable Valentine’s Day coupon book will make a wonderful personalized gift to give the loved ones in your life this February. And it is super easy to put together last minute as well!
- How many words can you make out of Valentine’s Day
This fun free printable, How many words can you make out of Valentine’s Day activity is a simple, yet challenging game where you try and make as many words as you can only using the words found in Valentine’s Day.
- Valentine’s Day Maze
Find your way through the maze to reach the heart in the center of this fun free printable Valentine’s Day maze. A simple yet challenging activity that kids and adults alike will have a great time working on!
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