It’s officially February! Is it just me or is there something so hopeful about this time of year? It’s the last full month of winter and looking ahead to the beginning of spring feels magical (especially since it’s a shorter month—it’s that much closer!) Or maybe it’s because February is the month of LOVE! Specifically, when we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is one controversial holiday, isn’t it? You either love it or COMPLETELY hate it. Some people think of Valentine’s Day as a time to celebrate the love of a spouse but I know that V-Day is a time to celebrate anyone you love, including your students! How do you do that? Well, with a day jam-packed full of Valentine’s Day activities and student gifts!
So today, I am sharing five Valentine’s Day activity ideas to celebrate the big day with your students next week and I included a couple of freebies as a V-Day treat for you because I love all of my teacher-friends, too!
Valentine’s Day Directed Drawing
This love monster came highly requested last year so I just couldn’t help myself! It is the cutest and really so unexpected, right?! A monster in love?! Who would have thought? And your students are going to love recreating this guy. Plus, I made this a printable and digital option so you can choose what works best for you. You snag this FREEBIE right HERE or enter your email address below!
Valentine’s Day Reading Activities
Have you ever read Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch? This book will give you and your students all warm and fuzzy feelings as you watch the progression of a sad and lonely man change with a simple package from someone who loves him. It’s a perfect book for Valentine’s Day and it aligns perfectly with meeting the reading comprehension standards we included in our digital and printable Fiction and Nonfiction Valentine’s Day reading activities! Whether you’re in person or teaching virtually, students will be engaged with this text and the included nonfiction reader, activities for character development, fact sheets, directed drawing, and more! You can learn more about it HERE.
Valentine’s Day Word Problems
Our Solve to Create series got even better with this Love Bot! Students will be solving Valentine’s Day themed math problems and with each correct answer, they earn a piece of the Love Bot. Once they collect all the pieces, they create their Love Bots! This is such a fun way to ensure your students are meeting their math standards, especially with the included blank templates. Check out this digital resource HERE.
Valen-TIME’s Day Activity FREEBIE
Get your hands on this FREEBIE just in time for Valentine’s Day! If you’ll be practicing telling time to the 5 minutes with your little ones, then you don’t want to miss out on this digital activity for in-person or virtual learning. Students will help Cupid make sure he “shoots” the correct clock with his bow and hearts! You can grab this time activity for your classroom HERE or enter your email address below!
Student Valentine’s Day Gifts
Want to ensure your students’ Valentine’s Day is poppin’? Grab these fun pop-it bracelets and this FREE gift tag and you’re good to go! If you’re looking for more robust V-Day gift ideas for kids, check out THIS post.
Valentine’s Day Read Alouds
For even more fun, a good book goes a long way! Check out my top picks for Valentine’s Day reading. These picture books are sure to bring excitement to your classroom! Find them all HERE.
I hope you get a chance to use some of these Valentine’s Day activity ideas in your classroom. Don’t forget to share lots of pictures with me on your socials!