Lesson Plan Title : Friendship Hearts

Age Range: Grade 3 through grade 5 (Elementary)

Overview and Purpose: Valentine's Day is a good time to focus on friendship. In this activity, students write compliments about their classmates on paper hearts. The hearts are then hung on a piece of crepe paper above the student's desk.

Objective: The student will be able to write something nice about each member of their group.


Red, white, and pink construction paper


Crepe paper



Have students make paper hearts out of the construction paper. On each heart have them write something positive about each person in their group or row. Have them underline all the adjectives that they use. Take the hearts and hang the compliments for each student on crepe paper above their desk.

Wrap Up:

You could continue this activity by encouraging students to add to each other's hearts. Make sure students show you what they have written before they hang it above a student's desk. You might want to also talk about how students will feel if they do not get any additional hearts. Remind students that there are many things they can compliment each other on and everyone should end up with an abundance of compliments.