Have Fun Playing This Free Valentine’s Day Scattergories Game

This Valentine’s Day Scattergories printable is an entertaining activity you can do as part of your holiday celebration.

If you’re looking for something fun to do with your tweens this Valentine’s Day, this is a great choice. It’s a printable version of Scattergories with a Valentine theme. And best of all – it’s FREE!

You can play it as a family, in a classroom, or as part of a homeschool co-op class. If your older kids are having a few friends over, it also makes a great party game.

Kick off your holiday with something that will make you think while providing plenty of laughs.

Two pages of a Valentine's Day game printable

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Valentine’s Day Scattergories

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that’s fun to spend together as a family. Everyone loves to fill the day with yummy food, plenty of chocolate, and lots of entertaining activities.

Personally, we enjoy playing games.

And while you can’t go wrong pulling out a favorite board game, there’s something extra-special about grabbing a themed one to celebrate.

Scattergories is an excellent choice for older kids and families, and this free Valentine-themed printable will add some extra pizazz to your festivities.

It will also help break up the cold winter days while giving you the chance to spend time with those you love.

What is Scattergories?

Scattergories is a creative thinking board game. Players race to come up with answers to individual categories that all start with a specific letter.

On the surface, it’s quite simple, but between the letter choice and time limit, it can be quite challenging.

It’s been a favorite of our family for many years.

At the end of three minutes, everyone reads what they’ve written and anyone with matching responses crosses them off. Any words left are worth one point. The highest score wins.

There’s always a ton of laughter with this game, especially as people are reading out their answers.

Holiday Themed Version

This holiday version is played similarly to the standard game with two key differences.

  1. All the categories relate to Valentine’s Day, so keep that in mind when coming up with your answers. For example, for the item type of candy, try to think of a type of candy that’s often eaten or given as a gift during the holiday.
  2. You won’t be using a letter die with this printable. Instead, I have chosen the starting letters and placed them at the top of each column.

This free download includes four rounds or games on each page. There are four pages total. Two pages have the categories already provided, and the others have blank lines for you to come up with your own Valentine-themed lists.

You can also play this winter-themed Scattergories version!

Printable Valentine Scattergories game page

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How to Play Valentine Scattergories

Print a copy of Valentine Scattergories for each player. Hand them out along with a pen or pencil. Choose a sheet to start with.

On the left of the page, there’s a list of ten different categories. Players will attempt to come up with words that fit each of them within three minutes.

Don’t forget, all of your answers must begin with a specific letter. In this version of Scattergories, you don’t roll a die to select one. Instead, use the letter at the top of each column to begin all of your answers in that round. You’ll either use the letters in LOVE or HUGS.

Let’s say the paper you’re playing with has LOVE printed across the top. That means for the first round, or game, all answers must begin with the letter L. So, for favorite candy, you might write licorice. During the second one, responses need to begin with the letter O, and so on.

You’ll use the same ten categories for all four columns on the page. Only the first letter will change.

Set a three-minute timer. Write down words for as many of the categories as you can before time runs out. Remember, everything must start with the letter at the top of that column. Try to be as creative as possible.

When time is up, stop writing. Go around and share your responses. Duplicate answers aren’t worth any points, so cross out any words that match anyone else’s.

Everyone earns one point for each word that no one else has. Add up your score and write it on your sheet. The person with the highest total at the end, wins.

Ready to play?

Resources You’ll Need

  • A printed copy of Valentine’s Day Scattergories for each player
  • Pencils or pens
  • A way to keep time

As you can see, you don’t need much to play this game, so it should be easy to add it to your Valentine’s Day festivities.

Whether you use it in a classroom, homeschool, co-op class, night in with friends or with your family, you will have a blast with this Valentine Scattergories instant download.

Images of two different pages of a Valentine Scattergories printable game

What are you waiting for? Grab your Valentine’s Day Scattergories game now.

Megan Zechman
I love homeschooling! Learning is a way of life for our family. Most days you will find us exploring our Central Florida community, having fun while learning. I am constantly looking for new and interactive ways to engage my older children.
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