Valentine's Day Ideas for the Classroom
Bring hearts and valentines into the classroom with these cross-curricular crafts and lesson plans.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5
Exchange messages of kindness and gifts of friendship as part of your classroom's Valentine's Day celebration. In addition to greetings and craft ideas, you'll find valentine-themed standards-based lessons in math, language arts, and health!
Valentine's Day is a wonderful time to celebrate and honor friendship. Use these activities to strengthen community and create friendships in your classroom.
Celebrate Valentine's Day with these heart-oriented activities from across the curriculum.
Students match pictures that have the same middle vowel sounds in this heart-themed game from Let’s Find Out magazine.
Kindergarten is often the first time children learn socialization skills and experience the joys of friendship. February is a great month to reinforce what we have learned about being a good friend.
Here are six semi-homemade valentines with printable cards for busy teachers like me!
Learn about your heart (the one that pumps blood) and the heart symbol, which represents love and friendship, in this short video from Let's Find Out.
Cross-curricular Valentine's Day teaching ideas and activities that support reading, math, science, and social studies skills
Use this lesson to teach the concept of kindness and to help children become more aware of how kind messages can be shared through reading, creative expression, and art.
Teach students the importance of being kind to others with help from Emily Elizabeth and Clifford the Big Red Dog.
These class activities introduce students to the power of their heart and provide an opportunity to talk about maintaining good health.
Bring out your students’ creativity while reinforcing math and critical thinking skills with this traditional valentine project with a newfound purpose.
Crafts and Art Projects
Students can create this cute craft to receive and store their valentines.
These heartfelt bookmarks are a special and unique valentine that your students can give to friends, family, and other loved ones.
Your students will recreate Robert Indiana's iconic LOVE graphic with this fun and easy print.
Use this cute craft to introduce your students to Slugs in Love by Susan Pearson. The story offers many opportunities for students to ask and answer critical thinking questions.
Celebrate Valentine's Day by having students create this festive craft project with heart-shaped die-cuts, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes.
Little ones will love getting hands-on with paint while creating these pretty hearts.
Create this colorful, fun craft project, personalized with thumb prints, to distribute to friends and loved ones on Valentine's Day.
Get ready for Valentine's Day with Fancy Nancy books developing vocabulary skills, reading response, and poetry writing!
Use these Valentine's Day titles and teacher-tested tricks to turn your classroom into an environment that nurtures kids' love of books.
These books, lesson plans, and other resources will make your Valentine's Day both fun and informative.
This activity helps you use Valentine's Day to increase the sense of community in your classroom.
Share the love with these Valentine's Day books for younger readers.
Plan a Valentine's Day Celebration
After reading Fancy Nancy books, celebrate Valentine's Day with a fun, fancy celebration.
Read on for ideas and FREE DOWNLOADS for a Valentine's Day Mustache Celebration!
This Valentine's Day we invite you to take a look at how we creatively plan a Valentine's party that is standards based.