For some of your students, this holiday may be familiar or totally unknown. Here is an easy way to get started:
- Use visual prompts such as clip art or related photos, anything from candy, hearts to cupids, and ask students if they know what holiday they correspond to.
- Have your students find their way through this heart maze. A great way to help develop their writing and critical-thinking skills!
- Help them count by connecting the numbered dots to reveal the hidden image on this Valentine printable.
- Develop their vocabulary with this printable Valentine word search! Look from top to bottom, left to right, and don’t forget diagonals.
- Or download more interesting free Valentine’s Day worksheets according to their grade level.
- Create a word wall for your Valentine’s Day writing prompts. Ask your students to brainstorm all the valentine-related nouns and adjectives they can think of — love, friendship, family, friends, hearts, happiness, kindness, Cupid, bow and arrow, roses, flowers, chocolate, hugs, kisses, letters, pink, red…. Need inspiration? Check out this Valentine’s Day word wall.
- Have your students listen to a Valentine’s Day song and challenge them to write out as many words as possible while it is playing. Then, give them the lyrics and review new vocabulary.
- Reading and writing poetry: For beginners download the all-time classic Roses are Red, for more intermediate or advanced learners, here are some great poems: