Valentine's / Valentines Day Lesson Plans
- Box of Chocolate Adjectives - Students
use all their senses in this chocolaty writing activity. They try to describe
what their piece of candy is like in a way that the other students can
- Candy-Colored Picture - Students use candy
conversation hearts to create colored pictures showing familiar themes
for Valentine's Day.
- Compound Word Heart Match - This matching
activity helps students practice making compound words. Students make
compound words by matching hearts that have been divided in half with
one word written on each half.
- Conversation Heart Bingo - In this twist
on the familiar game of bingo, students write common phrases found on
conversation hearts on their card. As you call out the phrases, they cover
them with candy hearts. When you are finished playing, the candy hearts
they used as markers are a sweet treat.
- Friendship Hearts - 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.
- Friendship Poster - Students use Microsoft
Word to create friendship posters. They create phrases using the WordArt
program and then arrange those phrases on construction paper to create
- Gifts for Valentine's Day - In this
lesson, students learn how to shop based on cost per item instead of the
overall cost. They practice using store circulars that offer sales on
items for Valentine's Day.
- Graphing Conversation Hearts - Students
use conversation hearts to practice their graphing skills. They graph
how many of each color heart they have on their desks. After they are
finished, they get to eat a yummy treat.
- Heart Disease Prevention - Students work
together to create a Power Point presentation about heart disease. They
are challenged to come up with not only the facts about heart disease,
but also ways to prevent it.
- Heart Healthy Food Musical Chairs - This
twist on the game of musical chairs helps reinforce which foods are healthy
for your heart and which foods are not.
- Hearts in Motion - This lesson gets students
up and moving. Students work in groups to develop unique activities that
get their heart rate up. They then take turns completing each other's
Kiss Paragraph - The purpose of this writing assignment is to teach
the students to write about sensory details, and express their minds about
the way they look at things. It's a good idea to use on Valentine's Day.
- I Really Love This More - Students have
to choose between two activities and convince their classmates which one
they like the best. This will help them practice using persuasive speech.
- Lace Pictures - Students create white
pictures on a black background using paper doilies and construction paper.
These pictures make great Valentine's Day gifts.
- Mapping the Circulatory System - Students
study the path of the circulatory system in this activity. They trace
each other's bodies and use them to label the path of blood in the circulatory
- My Favorite Valentine - In this activity,
each student draws a picture for a class book about a person who is their
favorite valentine. They then write one or two sentences about why they
chose that person.
- Painting in Pink and Red - Students experiment
with mixing the colors of red and white together to make different hues.
It is a fun way to introduce the concept of ratios.
- Sending a Valentine - 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 kindergartners
in their school.
- The Meaning of Flowers - Students learn
about the age old art of sending messages through flowers. They have to
put together a bouquet that conveys a message of love or friendship.
- Valentine's Day Recipes - In this creative
activity, students are challenged to think of new ways to use Valentine's
Day treats. They get to create their own recipes using candy hearts, cinnamon
hearts, and the many other treats available for this holiday.
- Word Family Arrows - In this game, students
have to match the correct arrows with their word family targets.
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- Show You
Care- Students construct a four-line poem to be used on the inside
of a Valentine's Day card. They use a digital camera to show themselves
to their "buddies" (local nursing home patients) who will receive the
cards on Valentine's Day.
The students will use geoboards to create shapes and then show their line(s)
of symmetry. The students will create a Valentine's Day card using symmetry.
10 Tips for Incorporating Valentine's Day Themes in Your Classroom-
When many people think of Valentine's Day, they picture chocolate hearts,
roses, and gushy cards. However, there are other ways that you can incorporate
this romantic holiday into your classroom. Here are some fun and creative
ways to add learning to the love.
Volley- Neat idea!