I'm getting excited about Valentine's Day! But all the candy and hype can make the kids a bit edgy and disrupt learning!
Check out these five fun Valentine's Day themed learning activities to keep kids engaged, learning, and having some fun of course!
1. Start a Writing Project
Kids always have so much to say, especially when it comes to candy and friends! Why not turn their talk into writing?
Here are some fun topic ideas for writing during Valentine's Day:
* The Perfect Valentine Box (informational/how-to)
* The Candy that Got Away (fantasy)
* My Favorite Valentine Memory (personal narrative)
* Why Valentine's Day Should Never End! (opinion/persuasive)
These are just a few topic ideas. If you want to see a complete two-week writing project, with lessons, prewriting organizers, revising and editing sheets, grading rubrics and more, click on the image below!
2. Study Grammar With Valentine Sentences
Teach students how to notice what works well in sentences by having them list all the things that are working well in Valentine themed sentences!
You can make up your own format and sentences, or grab this set of 20 that are ready to go! Click on the image.
3. Practice Word Work Skills with a Valentine's Day Theme
Kids love it when their learning has a taste of what they love too, so why not let them enjoy some fun word work in literacy centers that has a Valentine's Day theme?
Here are a few ideas: