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partner match: cool game for questioning, thinking, chatting, moving, and more

partner match: cool game for questioning, thinking, chatting, moving, and moreIt’s not easy to find games that get kids up and moving, engaged, excited, and thinking, but Partner Match is a winner in our book.

And the cool thing about it is that there are a million ways of playing, depending on the number of people playing, the amount of space, and the amount of time you have to play.

We’ve played Partner Match both as a game for Valentine’s Day class parties and at home as a questioning and ‘Guess Who?’ type of game, and my kids like it either way.

Here’s the skinny. . .

  • Partner Match– Cool Game for Questioning, Thinking, Chatting, Moving & More: Partners come in many shapes and sizes, so I like that this game gives kids a chance to look at people who ‘go together’ in a number of different ways.

Partners can be sweethearts, friends, buddies, or pals.  They can be siblings or cousins.  In our game, partners can be real or fictional, human or not human.

They can be just about anything you need them to be. But kids get the idea of partners–they understand how some people, especially familiar faces from storybooks, films, games, and their life–just ‘go’ together.

Here’s more about how to use Partner Match in cool ways with kids:

And you can see how Partner Match can be used as part of a Valentine’s Day class party or other larger-group game.  Check out our How to Throw a Rockstar Valentine’s Day Class Party post for more.

Download valentine partner match game here, and please let me know what you think:

  • What other partners should we include?
  • How did you use the game?
  • What did your kids think?
  • What worked–or didn’t?
  • How did you use Partner Match at home? in the classroom?

I’d love to know!

And that’s it! Many, many thanks for reading, my friends–and happy questioning, thinking, chatting, moving, and more!

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  1. Sounds awesome, I will try it out on my little ones this weekend! :)

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  2. In the pictures, I see more partner pairs than are on the download. Arthur and Fran, and the Berenstain Bears are missing. is there a second set of downloads available?? I have more than 20 kids in the class and would love to use these for my Valentine’s party. thanks!

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