Do you keep a list of ready-to-go activities when planning for fun holiday celebrations? Honestly, having a list ready relieves much stress when it is time to prepare. Students are always eager to celebrate with classmates, so there is a lot of pressure to make sure the day is fun. Since teachers cherish every minute in the classroom, it is helpful to sneak in some academics. Thankfully, this list of Valentine’s Day craft ideas and activities ensures the day is fun, exciting, and educational!
Celebrating Valentine’s Day
As students get older, their focus on this holiday shifts. While it will be about love, hearts, and candy one day, it is all about friendship and kindness now. Honestly, celebrating Valentine’s Day with elementary students is such a refreshing reminder to appreciate the friendships around us. Luckily, this list of Valentine’s Day activities helps reinforce being a positive, supportive classmate.
Crafts are the perfect way to spend a day celebrating in the classroom! They allow students to interact with each other while working on many essential skills. This resource includes the perfect crafts for February, such as concentric hearts and a friendship necklace. There are even activities for Groundhog’s Day.
Each craft includes step-by-step photos, directions, and a list of simple materials. There are even writing templates for students to work on after making their craft!
Crafts are a favorite activity to incorporate all year long. Thankfully, this collection has over 70 crafts and writing prompts perfect for every season and holiday. This includes 8 activities for each month!
Since there is already so much to handle in the classroom, each project requires few supplies and planning. There are even photos and step-by-step directions to guide students through the work. After students finish their craft, they can work on their writing skills with various prompts. This will be a fantastic way to incorporate art and language arts.
While students went through lessons on friendship and kindness when school started, they often need reminders. Luckily, these writing prompts and cards perfectly incorporate this with Valentine’s Day activities. There are multiple templates for exploring the themes of cooperation, friendship, and inclusion. There are even printable Valentine’s Day cards for students to color and hand out.
Students love this craft every year! They receive a heart-shaped paper, string, and tissue paper. Then, they glue the tissue paper however they want on their heart. For insurance, they can glue it flat or crinkle it up. Once the paper hearts dry, students can hang them all around the room.
Students love to work with stamps! This activity makes a heart stamp out of a toilet paper roll and a piece of tape. Students can dip their stamp in paint and stamp a piece of paper.
Animals are always a student’s favorite topic to learn about. So, combining them with Valentine’s Day activities is the perfect way to spend the day. Students can use hearts to make a variety of animals. This includes a heart-shaped flamingo, a cute caterpillar, and an adorable penguin. Students will love making animals out of hearts!
Students focus better on their work when it looks festive. So, there are tons of clip art options to fancy up their work. There are even perfect options for bulletin boards!
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to focus on kindness and friendship! Thankfully, these Valentine’s Day activities will ensure a fun celebration full of laughter and learning.
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