Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your students how much you care. There are many creative ways to celebrate, such as journal prompts, games, and centers! Learn fun and engaging Valentine’s Day activities that will help make the holiday an enjoyable one for your students!
Valentine’s Day Themed Journals and Writing Prompts
If you’re looking for some fun and creative ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the elementary ELA classroom, why not consider using some holiday themed writing prompts?
These print and go February No Prep Primary Journal Prompts are perfect for kindergarten or emergent writers. In this Valentine’s Day themed resource, you will have access to journal prompts that include 5 vocabulary words with a picture to help emergent writers write independently. Each prompt also includes a writer’s checklist to ensure your students are using capitals, leaving spaces between words, using punctuation and adding a detailed picture.
Looking for more? Check out these Valentines Day Journal Writing Center! These booklets are super easy to use and require no prep! Simply print and go! They are perfect for literacy centers, great gift ideas for families, or a fun way to promote class community by creating a class book. This activity is a great way to help your elementary students to practice list writing and writing simple sentences.
Whatever your preference, let your students’ creativity flow and have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day Themed Games
Games are always a great way to engage your students and make learning fun! Here are some fun Valentine’s Day themed games that your elementary students will love:
The Math and Literacy Feed Me Games Holiday Bundle is a great way to have fun with your elementary students on Valentine’s Day! This bundle includes games for Valentine’s Day along with games for the other major holidays. These math and literacy centers and games are fun and perfect in a Pre-K or Kindergarten classroom. The best part? You can use these in your elementary ELA and Math lessons! Students will practice their counting skills, fine motor control, one-to-one correspondence, and recognizing letters and numbers. This bundle is constantly growing so make sure to check back for more!
Another great resource is the Monthly Reading Bingo Challenge Bundle! This bundle includes bingo challenges for every month of the year, including February! These Reading Bingo Challenges are a great way to encourage your elementary students to read in the classroom and at home! You can use these challenges with your elementary students as classroom competitions, reading homework, or a reading practice incentive over the holidays. As students complete each item, they can color it in! For more of an incentive, I have students show me their completed bingo and I give them a small prize! This is a wonderful opportunity to get students to read more and include their families in reading together and practicing at home!
I hope you and your students enjoy these games and challenges as much as we do!
Valentine’s Day Themed Centers
Valentine’s Day themed centers can be a great way to help kids learn while having fun and getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit. Here is a fun and low prep activity you can use with your elementary students:
The Low Prep February Math and Literacy Centers are perfect for Valentine’s Day! These centers are all low prep, hands on, and are a great addition to your Pre-K or Kindergarten classroom! This bundle will save you tons of time and allow your students to engage in various math and literacy activities including letter formation, letter recognition, letter sounds, counting, one-to-one correspondence, more or less, etc. These activities are also perfect for early finishers, small groups, morning tubs, Response to Intervention (RTI) activities, or as independent work.
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Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope your day is filled with love and happiness!