Valentine's Day is a day filled with love and has sometime's gotten a bit of a negative stigma celebrated throughout schools. It has been found that Valentine's day can sometimes distract students from learning, thankfully we've found a variety of learning activities that will help teachers and students spread the love of this Valentine's Day!
Giving time for students to show their appreciation for their classmates is a great way to build a positive and loving environment. Here are 25 Valentine's Ideas for your kiddos this year!
1. Jar of Hearts
2. Hearts of Sequence
3. Love Grows Everywhere
4. Height of Hearts
Opportunities for students to measure their growth are far and few between. Get your classroom walls ready for the Valentine season with this super cute size heart chart! Your students will love to record their heights!
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5. Love Bug Sensory Play
Activities for school in the preschool and kindergarten stages tend to revolve around sensory play. Why not bring some Valentine's sensory in with this adorable lovebug! Using rice, beans, and some little craft ladybugs is all you need. Find out more DIY sensory table ideas here!
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6. Heart Dig
The activity students will absolutely love and want to do on every holiday is a simple heart dig. Using classroom resources such as rice bins, bean bins, or noodle bins, students will love to connect with their inner archeologist on this dig!
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7. Love Note Post Office
A cute little day card project like this is perfect to make sure students are mailing their love notes. Using a piece of construction paper and a shoebox, you can easily make this post box a decorating contest throughout the classrooms.
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8. Toilet Paper Hearts
Art classes are the best spot to celebrate Valentine's Day! Celebrate with this whole class heart collage, your students will absolutely love this art project. Using simple supplies like banner paper and toilet paper rolls, your students will love this creation.
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9. Spread the Love With Adjectives
Sticky notes are a great way to positively talk about classmates on paper hearts this year. Have students create and decorate their own names, then have students write sticky notes about each student and stick them in their hearts!
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10. Heart Hopscotch
11. Caterpillar Counting
12. Heart Wreath
Decorate your classroom wall with this beautiful heart wreath. Have students create their own or use it as a whole class activity. Students will have so much fun.
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13. Tissue Paper Stained Glass Window
An artistic creation based on your student's inner artist. This beautiful tissue paper window decoration will light up any classroom! Use it on your windows or on display in big windows throughout your school. Your students will love to see their creations throughout the building.
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14. Butterfly Hearts
My lower elementary students absolutely love making these butterfly valentines. The perfect heart card valentines to take home to a special valentine.
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15. Minute To Win It Heart Edition
Any middle school teacher knows the intense change from elementary Valentine's Day to Middle School Valentine's Day. Take a different approach this year, making sure everyone has fun with these conversation heart candy Minute to Win it Games!
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16. Heart in a Name
Bringing Valentine's Day into your students' daily lives can be rewarding. Something like this sweetheart name will be a decoration students can keep and continuously look at their names!
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17. Build Numbers with Hearts
Another great math activity! Using simple supplies you can easily create this beautiful art piece for your classroom! Make it into a little friendly competition for your students.
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18. Self-love Posters
These beautiful self-love posters are a great way to end or begin a month of kindness. Decorate classroom doors to remind students how special and unique they all are.
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19. Love Monsters
Fun holiday books with paired activities never let down our classroom atmosphere! Your youngest classes will love reading this story and creating this monster-size heart project. You can display the monsters in the classroom or throughout the school. Maybe even have students write something about love on them!
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20. Salad Spinner Painting
An all-time favorite alternative to candy is some salad spinner art! Your artistic students will absolutely love this make-your-own valentines idea. Perfect for classroom party stations. Stations during day class parties make sure that all students feel involved and loved.
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21. Handprint Hearts
Again, art classes are the perfect place to celebrate and create a beautiful heart card. Look no further than this beautiful art piece that students will be eager to bring home. Have students write their names and something they love on their hearts.
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22. Valentine Card Memory
Bring this classic game of memory to this year's class party. Simply laminate regular Valentine's Day cards to create this lovely game. Students in lower elementary and upper elementary will enjoy this game. Use it throughout the entire month of February!
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23. Valentine's Day Riddles
Start your first-period class with writing - older students will actually enjoy it! Even have students create their own riddles to make it a bit more challenging. Use complete sentences and collaboration to make some poems from the heart.
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24. Valentine's Twister
Create a fun game together as a whole class. This fun game is a twist to the classic twister game your students will know and love. Your artistic students will love to create this while your competitive students will love to play these party games.
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