Lesson Plan Title : Sending a Valentine
Age Range: Grade 3 through grade 5 (Elementary)
Overview and Purpose: Valentine's Day provides a great opportunity for students to practice writing addresses. In this activity, they are sending Valentine's Day cards to the kindergarteners in their school.
Objective: The student will be able to correctly address an envelope.
An assortment of Valentine's Day cards with envelopes
Have students practice addressing envelopes by having them write Valentine's Day cards and send them to the kindergarteners. The address can be the kindergarteners' classroom, the name of the school, and then the physical address. Have students check each other's envelopes to make sure they are filled out correctly. When all the cards have been written and the envelopes are correct, choose two or three students to be the postmasters and have them sort the envelopes by classroom. When they are finished, choose two or three other students to be the mailmen and to deliver the valentines to the classrooms.
Students could also write Valentine's Day cards to troops overseas, senior citizens, or for children in the hospital. If the cards are to be sent outside the school, make sure the children do not write their last names or classroom on the cards.