Valentine’s Day poem and writing activity

Valentine's DayA while back I posted a writing activity for the wintertime, including a winter poem. Today, I’m doing the same thing for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a day for love and caring – not just for couples, but for friends, family, and relatives as well. So I wrote this poem for you to use in your classroom or with your homeschool group. It’s not a very deep poem – just a few stanzas about celebrating Valentine’s Day in February, and keeping the caring going throughout the year.

After you’ve read the poem in class, or had your students read the poem, there is a short writing activity for them to complete. Using this writing activity, your students can analyze the poem and discuss how they felt about it. You can also have them write their own Valentine’s Day poems as an additional activity.

Valentine’s Day Close Reading

Valentine's Day Close Reading

If you’re interested in more fun reading activities for your classroom, I’ve created a Valentine’s Day Close Reading packet, with reading passages and activities for your kids to complete in class. If you check it out, be sure to let me know what you think! I always appreciate the feedback.

I hope you have a wonderful month of February, and a terrific Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day Stories: Common Core Literacy Activities

Valentine's Day Common Core StoriesFebruary is just around the corner and, like many romantically inclined people, I am really looking forward to celebrating Valentine’s Day with our family! While Valentine’s Day started out as a day to celebrate “courtly love”, it is now celebrated as a day for love and friendship throughout much of the world. I hope that you are looking forward to the day as well.

Common Core stories for Valentine’s Day

While you’re leading up to Valentine’s Day, you might be looking for some worksheets and activities that help your students learn and practice their Common Core skills for English language arts. In this packet you will find Common Core stories that were written and illustrated by ourselves. There are packets for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades, with vocabulary words and reading level in each story adapted to suit children in those grades. With each story you will find activities and writing prompts that your students can complete to show understanding of the stories they have written. Please click on the thumbnails below for more details on what you can find inside each packet.

Valentine's Day Common Core Literacy Activities for Second Grade

Second Grade

Common Core standards: 2.RL.1, 2.RF.4, 2.L.1, 2.L.2, 2.L.5, 2.L.6.

Valentine's Day Common Core Literacy Activities for Third Grade

Third Grade

Common Core standards: 3.RL.1, 3.RL.4, 3.RF.4, 3.L.1, 3.L.2, 3.L.5.

Valentine's Day Common Core Literacy Activities for Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade

Common Core standards: 4.RL.1, 4.RL.4, 4.RF.4, 4.L.2, 4.L.4, 4.L.6.

I hope that you and your students have fun reading the stories and answering the questions and writing prompts posed in the activities. And above all, I hope that you have a great Valentine’s Day this February!

Valentine’s Day Color by Numbers

Valentine's Day Color by Numbers

Yvonne writes: I hope everyone is having a wonderful new year.  I can’t believe that February is almost here!  I really dislike the expression, time flies… but it truly does.  

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us.  I am sure you are getting ready for the coming weeks by putting together an assortment of different fun activities for your class.  I thought I’d help you out with your planning by making a Valentine’s Day freebie.  So here’s an activity that I made especially for Cupids for Cancer!

Cupids for Cancer

Cupids for Cancer is a wonderful cause where schools collect healthy snacks for the children in their local children’s hospital to eat while they are on site for treatment.  I love how this cause makes it fun for the schoolchildren who are collecting food; the kids really get into the activity, gathering individually wrapped healthy snacks for the young patients in the hospital and participating in special themed days, like “Rockin’ My Pink Socks Day” and “Have a Heart Hat Day”. It is a fantastic cause.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope your students have fun with the worksheet, and that you and your class have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is Almost Here

Yvonne writes: Valentine’s Day is such a fun time to be a teacher and a mother! There are so many crafting opportunities and of course a good excuse for a party!

This year for my children’s Valentine’s Day cards we decided to have them make cards for all of the students in their classes instead of buying pre-made cards. I thought it would be fun for them, as well as save me some money. I did a search on Google for “Homemade Valentine’s Day cards” for images and my children and I glanced through them in order to come up with some ideas. They decided to make flowers and butterflies and put lollipops on them. I bought the lollipops at a discount store, so this turned out to be a very cheap Valentine’s Day craft.

cutting up Valentine's Day cards

Here’s my son working hard at cutting out some flowers

Here are the finished products. My kids did them all by themselves and they even wrote Happy Valentine’s Day on them in French: Bonne Saint-Valentin!

cutting up Valentine's Day cards

A Valentine’s Day butterfly
cutting up Valentine's Day cards

Some Valentine’s Day flowers