Valentine’s Day is next to Christmas when it comes to the excitement of the big, upcoming event… at least for my 1st graders! And my students are already bouncing off the walls with excitement, so why not have fun Valentine’s Day activities that students can learn from?
Find our best Valentine’s Day classroom activities packed with literacy and math games that are low prep and easy for you to supplement your Valentine’s Day lesson plans!
The thing about these fun Valentine’s Day Activities? Students won’t even know they are learning…Yay!
While making these fun Valentine’s Day activities, my first graders were working on getting automatic with differentiating between long and short vowels. So I designed the Valentine math dice game with this skill in mind! Here’s how it works: Students roll the die and work their way around the math dice game board reading long and short vowel words.
It’s such an easy game to play over and over again.
Easily print this fun Valentine’s Day activity on index paper or cardstock, insert it into a plastic sleeve with the game pieces and you are ready to go! Students just grab the math dice game and play. Use it at math centers and hear students start asking to play it during inside recess…what JOY!
Another basic math skill we were working on while making these Valentine’s Day activities was building number sense and practicing adding and subtracting 10. And I came up with the perfect Valentine’s Day math game for that too!
There are 2 choices for the math game: A board that goes to 100 and one that goes to 120.
My 1st graders use the 120 math game board, but if you have kindergarteners they would use the 100 math game board. Both have the same rules, students use 2 dice to hop around the board while adding and subtracting 10.
Now it’s time for the perfect Valentine’s Day craft…The Valentine’s Day flip card!
This is one of my favorite crafts of the year and parents/guardians love getting these as Valentine’s Day gifts. Students color, cut, and fill out each page to create their own unique card to bring home.
See what teachers like you are saying about this fun Valentine’s Day Activities Packet:
We used the Valentine Flip Card and the students were excited to write messages to their family and friends!~Amy F.
Great set of activities to make Valentine’s Day both educational and fun! These were great review skills for my learning disabled second graders!~Jessica G.
These are just some of the fun Valentine’s Day activities included in this packet! Be sure to check out all of these supplement literacy and math activities for your Valentine’s Day lesson plans.
Before you go, grab the Valentine’s Day FREEBIE below.
The winter gets so dry here in Colorado, so I thought I would treat my first graders to some lip balm for Valentine’s Day! Now, I have to admit, I didn’t come up with this Valentine’s Day freebie idea myself. I found several Pinterest posts with this cute lip balm idea! Normally I would give credit, but there were so many similar posts.
SO I thank all of the creative wonders out there for this fun Valentine’s Day freebie idea!
Anyway, I printed off the Valentine’s Day cards and then made a trip to my favorite dollar tree and purchased 2 lip balms for $1.00. Then I wrote all my 1st grade students’ names on each of the lip balms with a Sharpie and hot glued them on the Valentine’s Day card. That’s it! All done and now you have the cutest Valentine’s Day gift for your students!
Get your Valentine’s Day Freebie below. Download them into PowerPoint and start typing in your own name using your favorite font!
Enjoy these fun Valentine’s Day activities and Happy Valentine’s Day!
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