One of my family’s traditions for Christmas Eve is to play bingo. Ever since my son has been old enough to really understand the game, he’s been absolutely hooked on bingo.
I’m pretty sure he was the most excited one to play Super Bowl commercial bingo earlier this month, even more than the adults who actually cared about the game!
So lately I’ve been creating bingo games for his class at school and church to use. We’ve done Christmas bingo, Halloween bingo, and even 4th of July bingo!
And honestly, sometimes we just play as a fun after school activity. He doesn’t care that he’s not playing against anyone – he just likes to play! It’s also a great virtual game!
Valentine’s Day Bingo
Last year we did this Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt (he’s also obsessed with scavenger hunts) and this year, I made these Valentines Day bingo cards and these Valentine’s Day memory games.
Each of the cards is full of cute Valentine’s day images that will appeal to players of all ages! There are twenty-four different images so everyone will have each of the images on their cards, just in different places, which means they’ll be called in a different order.
I decided to go with this route because with kids, sometimes they lose attention or get frustrated when they can’t find the images on their cards.
Valentine Bingo Instructions
If you’ve ever played bingo, this is going to be very similar. If you have any questions about the instructions, feel free to leave comments and I’ll do my best to answer them!
Before the game, print and cut out your bingo cards. You can get unique bingo cards to print at the bottom of this post or if you need even more, you can get some in my shop here.
Cut out the master images and put them in a baggie, bowl, or hat of some kind. Place the master list in front of you and get ready to play.
Print out the calling sheet – you’ll put the master images on this as you pull them out.
Before You Play
Before the game, make sure to answer and announce these questions.
Can people bingo more than once or after they bingo are they out of the game?
Will you do multiple bingos before people have to clear their card or one bingo, clear cards and start again?
What will be a bingo? Will you do traditional or a non-traditional bingo (see examples below)?
Give everyone a unique bingo card. You’ll want people to have unique cards or else two people will bingo at the same time, which may still happen with all unique cards, but at least it’s not guaranteed to happen.
Give people some sort of markers to use for the game. If you’re going to play multiple games with the same cards, skip the bingo stampers and go with markers they can put on and take off each game.
Some of my favorite Valentine bingo markers include:
Sweetart heart shaped candy (you can also use conversation hearts, but I think the Sweetart ones taste better)
Valentine color M&Ms (or other type of candy)
Wood hearts (these could be collected and reused again every year)
Bingo markers (even better if you pull out the Valentine colored ones)
Laminate the cards so that you can use them year after year! Then people can either use bingo markers or just cross off spaces with dry erase markers for each game!
How To Play
Pull one image out of the bowl at a time and call it out to the group playing. Since these are images and not numbers like traditional bingo, I recommend describing the image (e.g., cupcake or three red hearts) and showing the images to the group as well.
Place the master image on the master list to keep track of what’s been called to verify anyone who bingos.
Everyone covers the matching image on their card.
Repeat, calling out images until someone has five in a row horizontal, vertical, or diagonal.
Or switch it up all together and instead of doing traditional (five in a row) bingo, have people cover the four corners, a postage stamp (four together), or whatever else your heart desires.
First person to bingo wins a prize! I have a list of prize options below but anything Valentine’s Day would be great!
Either continue playing for more bingos or have everyone clear their bingo cards and start fresh again.
Valentines Day Bingo Prize Ideas
I’ve included both big and small Valentines Day bingo prize ideas depending on if you’re playing say with a bunch of kids at a Valentine’s Day classroom party or playing at a couples party where only one person bingos! Choose your prize depending on the age and situation of the players.
Valentine Day Bingo Prize Ideas For Kids
Valentine’s Day Stickers
Valentine’s Day bag filled with treats/favors
Valentine bath bombs (with surprises inside)
Valentine’s Day slap bracelets
Any of these candy grams
Valentine Day Bingo Prize Ideas For Adults
Godiva (or any other) chocolate
Spa gift basket
Valentine’s Day Gift Basket like this one
Fuzzy sock cupcakes
The Man Can (gift basket for men)
Date night deck
How do you play Valentine bingo?
Print the cards and make sure everyone has one. Pull an image and everyone covers it on their card. The first person to get five spaces in a row wins! This is the simplified version, make sure to read the entire post for specific instructions!
Why does bingo have a free space?
The free space is just bingo tradition, it’s always there! Plus, it gives everyone a starting bonus making it easier for people to get five in a row!
How do you print bingo cards?
Print these bingo cards on white card stock, laminate (if desired), and cut out into four cards.
Do you have any more cards?
If you need more than the 16 cards included in this post, you can get a set of up to 40 cards in my shop here.
More Valentine’s Day Ideas
Valentine’s Day Family Feud – a great game for the entire family, see who can come up with the most popular answers!
Chocolate lava cake – the most incredible molten chocolate lava cake you’ll ever make! Easy and delicious!
Strawberry cotton candy drink – this fun mocktail starts with a yummy strawberry drink and gets upgraded with a glitter cotton candy bomb!
Red velvet cake – this gorgeous red velvet cake is perfect for any holiday that celebrates red!
Baby Yoda Valentines – the cutest valentines in the entire galaxy, great for Star Wars fans!
WANT MORE VALENTINE’S DAY GAMES?
Download The Valentine Bingo
I’ve created a set of 16 unique Valentine bingo cards you can download for free using the form below.
Simply enter your first name and email address to be sent directly to the PDF of the bingo cards and receive an email copy for later.
If you don’t see the form below, click here to get to it.
The PDF will also include a master list to use for the images + keeping track of which images are chosen.
If you need more than 16 unique cards (or you’d prefer to just not provide your email address), I’ve created a larger set of 40 cards you can purchase for a low price by clicking here or by clicking the image below.