Valentine Icebreaker: Heart to Heart

Have you ever made a “heart to heart” connection? You know, when you meet someone and you instantly bond over usually trivial things.

This Valentine Icebreaker, Heart to Heart, helps to make those connections between the people in your group.

Participants quickly discover who else loves Hershey kisses, who enjoys reading romance novels, and even who doesn’t like to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Heart to Heart is a quick, fun icebreaker that will connect the women in your Bible study, Women’s Ministry Team or at your Valentine Fellowship.

Heart to Heart

Group size: 8 or more

Time needed: Approx. 15 minutes (larger groups will likely need more time)

Supplies: One copy of  Heart to Heart game (click to download free PDF) per person; 1 pen/pencil per person; clock/timer.

Instructions: Distribute one handout (face down if possible) to each person in the room. On “go” instruct them to collect one signature per line.

  • For groups of 8-15 allow for no more than 3 signatures of the same person per sheet.
  • For groups of 15-40 allow for no more than 2 signatures of the same person per sheet.
  • For groups of  40+ only allow no more than 1 signature of the same person per sheet.

Game ends at a designated time (i.e. 10 minutes) OR when the first person has completely (and correctly) filled their paper.

Sample Questions:

Find someone in the room who can say they :

  1. Prefer chocolate over flowers for Valentine’s Day
  2. Like to eat conversation hearts
  3. Have plans to go out for dinner on Valentine’s Day

Winner: The first person to correctly collect all needed signatures OR the person with the most signatures when time is called.

Notes: This game is great for bonding group members that may not know each other very well. Seemingly random information can offer points of connection. Make sure your group has name tags on. Expect your group to get loud. Limiting the number of signatures a person can put on another’s paper forces them to interact with more people.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

You may also want to check out:

5 Keys to a Successful Sweetheart Banquet
10 Things I’ve Learned About Sweetheart Banquets
Not-so Newlywed Game Script
10 Sweetheart Banquet Ideas
The Great Valentine Candy Pass
Free Printable Valentine Verses
Valentine Icebreaker Questions

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