Valentine’s Day & Faith: 9 Delightful Games for Christians

The origin of Valentine’s Day is disputed, but it is often traced back to a Christian martyr. This holiday has taken on a different meaning over the centuries but for Christians, it can be a great opportunity to be reminded of the true nature of God’s love and share it with others.

We have put together a list of unique Valentine’s Day games that provide the perfect opportunity to grow and have fun!

Valentine’s Day Games for Christians

This list of unique Valentine’s Day games is a combination of original games and some variations of existing games. Feel free to make any adjustments that will fit your group!

“Love Scavenger Hunt”

Our first game is quite simple and works great for Bible study openers. It can be done in teams or individuals. Players/ teams have a set amount of time to find as many bible verses as they can that have the words: Love, marriage, husband, or wife. The amount of time allowed can vary depending on how much time you have.  

“Love Match” 

“Love Match” is a simple Valentine’s Day game that can be played by Christians. To play the game, you will need to prepare a list of famous Christian couples. 

These could be couples from the Bible, such as Adam and Eve, Priscilla and Aquila, or Isaac and Rebekah, or modern couples who are known for their strong Christian faith, such as “Kirk and Julie Cousins or Chip and Joanna Gaines.

How to Play: Write the names of all the individuals on separate pieces of paper. Put all the slips of paper with the names of the husbands in a hat or other container. The names of the wives will remain face up on a table. Have the players take turns drawing a slip of paper. The player who drew the slip must then try to match the name of the husband with the correct wife. For example, if the player draws the name “Adam”. They would want to match it with “Eve”. 

If a player is unable to identify the correct match then they don’t score that turn and the turn passes to the next player. After all the names are gone, the player with the most correct matches wins.

This game is a fun and interactive way for Christians to learn more about famous Christian couples and the role that love and relationships play in the Bible. It can be easily modified for different age groups and skill levels by adjusting the difficulty of the names on the slips of paper.

“Heart Toss”

Cut out paper hearts and write different Bible verses about love on them. Only write the verse, do not write the book of the bible it is from or the verse number. Split up teams. Set up a bucket or basket on the other side of the room, if they can tell the book of the bible the verse is from they get one point and the player can try to toss the hearts into the bucket for another point.

You can make the game more challenging by increasing the distance between the players and the bucket or by adding obstacles to the playing area.

It can be easily modified for different age groups and skill levels by adjusting the difficulty of the toss or the distance between the players and the bucket.

Ice Breaker Scavenger Hunt

This game is a great way to get people to mingle and interact. You can use it for a mixer with Christian singles or as an icebreaker at any other event

Everyone is given a list of 5 to 10 general attributes, characteristics, qualities, facts, etc, about other people and they need to meet someone who has each attribute. For example, find someone who was born in Texas or find someone who has a tattoo, find someone who is allergic to bees, or find someone who is an only child. 

This is a game that is suitable for all ages but will work best with young adults and older. Your list should include attributes or characteristics that will push your participants to engage in conversations with others. 

Rather than just finding someone with brown hair, they could be asked to find someone who collects stamps or someone who has been to a Jimmy Buffet concert. This will force people to talk and get to know one another rather than just identifying some visual characteristic. 

“Love Quiz”

“Love Quiz” is a Valentine’s Day game that can be played by Christian singles to test their knowledge of love and relationships from the Bible. To play the game, you will need to create a quiz with questions about love and relationships. These can be multiple-choice, true or false, or fill-in-the-blank questions.

To play the game, divide the players into teams and have each team work together to answer the questions on the quiz. The team with the most correct answers wins the game.

It can be easily modified for different age groups and skill levels by adjusting the difficulty of the questions on the quiz. You can also make the game more interactive by having the teams compete against each other in a quiz bowl-style format, with one team trying to buzz in and answer the question before the other team.

Different Rounds can feature questions from different categories. Example categories: New Testament, Old Testament, Famous Couples in the Bible, Tragic Love stories in the Bible, etc. 

“Love Charades”

Write the names of famous stories from the Bible about love on slips of paper and put them in a hat. Basic charades rules but with Bible love stories.

Here are some examples:

  • Jacob and Rachel – Jacob loved Rachel and worked seven years to marry her, but was tricked into marrying her sister Leah first. He then worked another seven years for Rachel. Their story is one of love and perseverance.
  • Boaz and Ruth – Ruth, a Moabite widow, showed loyalty to her Israelite mother-in-law Naomi, and God. Boaz, a relative of Naomi, married Ruth in a story that exemplifies kindness and redemption.
  • Samson and Delilah – Samson, a man of great strength due to his Nazirite vow, fell in love with Delilah. She betrayed him by cutting his hair, the source of his strength, leading to his capture by the Philistines.
  • Zacharias and Elizabeth – They were the parents of John the Baptist. Despite their old age and Elizabeth’s barrenness, they were promised a son by God, who would prepare the way for Jesus.
  • Ananias and Sapphira – Known for a negative example, they sold a piece of property but lied about the proceeds to the apostles, leading to their sudden deaths as a judgment from God.

“Worst Date Contest” 

Looking for something to get everyone laughing? Players write down their worst date experience or worst Valentine’s Day gift on a piece of paper (only share what you are comfortable with). The stories or experiences are kept anonymous. 

The leader reads them aloud and the group votes on who has the worst. You cannot vote for yourself. If desired, everyone can share more details about their experience and what they learned, again only if they are comfortable. This can be both hilarious and provide teachable moments. 

Apples to Apples: Bible Edition

Maybe you need something ready to go out of the box and easy to learn. Well, the Bible version of Apples to Apples is a game that offers a lot of fun, and laughter, and no two games will be the same.

If you are not familiar with the game, each round a card is drawn and played. Players will search their deck and try to find a card that they think best fits the topic or questions on the card that is played. 

The Judge that round votes on which card is the most fitting, funniest, or just their favorite. This game will bring out the competitive side of almost anyone!

Love Letters

This game is not just for couples, but it is best played with couples. Each person writes a love letter to their spouse or significant other. The goal is to think of the Biblical or spiritual traits that make the other person so desirable to them.

For singles, they can write a letter to a potential mate, indicating the traits that they most desire. This is not only a great way to woo your partner but also to focus on identifying and reemphasizing the spiritual gifts of your spouse encouragingly.

Before You Go

Celebrating Valentine’s Day as a Christian can be both meaningful and fun when incorporating games that align with your faith. These games serve as a reminder that love, in its purest form, is about more than just romance; it’s about the love we share with everyone in our lives, guided by the teachings of our faith.

Whether you’re gathered with a group of friends, family, or your church community, these games offer a unique way to celebrate the essence of Valentine’s Day while staying true to your Christian values.

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