Quick and Easy Valentine’s Day Activities
Share the love this Valentine’s Day with these fun and easy activities. They are perfect for language arts lessons throughout the day. Pick a couple of the Valentine’s related book ideas to use during circle time or at the end of the day. Do you have a favorite Valentine’s Day activity or book? Share it with us in the comments below.
The Things I Love
Have students create their top 20 list of things they love. Glue each list to a heart cut-out and hang on a bulletin board for all to see.
Write acrostic poems using the words “love” or “Valentine’s Day.”
Encourage students to find as many smaller words as they can in “Valentine’s Day”.
Have students write positive traits or characteristics about each of their classmates on individual paper strips. Gather all of the strips and sort them by student. The students can then create a paper chain using the strips with the compliments their classmates have given them.
After explaining and demonstrating how to make and solve a cryptogram, have students create a cryptogram with a Valentine’s Day message for their family to solve.
Valentine’s Day Related Books
The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond (2006)
Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! by Laura Joffe Numeroff (2011)
Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart by Jane O’Connor (2009)
Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane De Groat (1997)
Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine by Barbara Park (1999)
Ruby Valentine Saves the Day by Laurie Friedman (2011) (Kindle eBook)
Happy Valentine’s Day Little Critter by Mercer Meyer (2005)
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli (1996)
Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Secret Valentine by James Preller (1999)
The Valentine Bears by Eve Bunting (1985)