I set up a card making station with dollar store supplies: cardstock, glue, glitter, googly eyes, and recycled books.
I had planned to play Telephone Pictionary or Mind Readers (instructions on this post) after the matches, in case some people didn’t want to make Valentines cards. My goal was achieved: everyone made new friends and had a lot of fun.
I tried to keep them close together because I wanted the switching between rounds to be as easy as possible. Promotion: 100 % of my attendees found out about this program from
If your library wants to do 20/30s programs, it’s an important option to explore. I put up a couple Valentine’s Day Card Inspiration Sheets (and one Anti-Valentine’s) and a slideshow of funny valentines cards.
Xxyyxx, Riton at 1015 Chinese New Year Festival and Parade in San Francisco Austra at Mezzanine Love Bites!I needed everyone to match with each other – regardless of gender!The way to get around this problem is to have one person sit in the same seat for the entire process, while everyone else shifts one seat over (and ropes around the tables).That’s why arrows are necessary: to show people which seat to move to next.Here’s an animation by Danny Fast to help visualise the movement: Having an Odd Number of Attendees: You can prepare for an odd number in three ways: a) step in as a participant yourself to make it even, b) set up one spot with snacks and books or a continuing story or crafts instead, or c) create one trio match station.