Valentine’s Day can mean more than extra sugar. Infuse the school day with these Valentine’s day activities.
Valentine’s Day Lesson Ideas
Themed lessons are enjoyable for teachers and students alike. They freshen up the subjects and add whimsy to the day. Try some of these Valentine’s activities to sweeten each subject!
Valentine’s Day Math Activities
Math easily adapts to a Valentine’s Day theme when you have the right supplies. Here are some fantastic Valentine’s Day options:
Figure out patterns and sequences with colorful conversation hearts. These work well with little learners (K4-2nd). You can choose a digital or print option.
These pink and purple bar graphs are perfect for K-3rd grade. Use the digital version or print them out.
Print and cut out these little heart-shaped puzzles. Mend the broken hearts by pairing the math fact with its answer.
These heart puzzles are ideal for older students who need practice drilling their multiplication and division facts.
This two-page set comes with a traditional color by number and an addition color by number.
Valentine’s Day Science Activities
Pick an on-theme lesson related to Valentine’s Day. Here are some ideas:
- The Structure of the Heart (how it’s a muscle with chambers)
- Valentine’s Day Animal Study (consider those that mate for life, like beavers, gray wolves, bald eagles, seahorses, and swans)
- The Science of Chocolate
Valentine’s Day Lesson Ideas for History
Design an engaging history lesson around one of these ideas:
- History of Valentine’s Day (facts, origins, and traditions)
- History of Chocolate (it goes all the way back to the Mayans)
- Greek/Roman mythology (stories about Venus and Cupid)
Reading on Valentine’s Day
There are heaps of wonderful books about Valentine’s Day. Here are some of my favorites:
Cornelia Augusta caught some hearts that rained from the sky, and now she can give them to all her animal friends.
Irrepressible Junie B. is shocked to receive a mushy, gushy Valentine. Who gave it to her? Can she solve this mystery?
This sweet story reminds kids that they are connected to their loved ones with an invisible but unbreakable string of love.
Clayton and Desmond are two mice who like to compete. Who will make the biggest and best Valentine for the teacher?
The Little Blue Truck gives away a lot of Valentines to his friends, but will anyone think to give him one?
Valentine’s Day Activities for Writing
What can you do for writing on Valentine’s Day? It’s simpler than you think!
Heart Shape Poem
Shape poems are literally written in a shape. Give children a cardstock heart and have them write a poem around the edges. The prompt can be to describe someone or something you love.
Would you rather questions make fantastic writing prompts. This set of Valentine’s Day Would You Rather Questions are all themed for Valentine’s Day. You could use some for a writing prompt and others for attendance questions or party activities.
Valentine’s Day Lessons
Make the school day special with these Valentine’s Day activities and lesson ideas. Going the extra mile to plan a Valentine’s-themed day can be your gift to your kids. (Just make sure to give them some chocolate, too!)