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Valentine’s Day FUN While Learning + FREEBIE!

Valentine’s Day is next to Christmas when it comes to the excitement of the big, upcoming event. At least in my classroom! My students are already bouncing off the walls with excitement and why not have fun with these Valentine’s Day activities while also learning and practicing literacy and math skills?

Shhhh… They won’t even know they are learning!

Right now, my first graders are working on getting automatic with differentiating between long and short vowels. I designed this dice game with that skill in mind. Students roll the die and work their way around the board reading long and short vowel words. Such an easy game to play it over and over again! Use it at centers and hear them start asking to play it during inside recess…What JOY!

Just print on index paper or cardstock, insert into a plastic sleeve, place game pieces inside the sleeve and you are ready to go! Students just grab the game and play. What could be easier?!

Another skill we are currently working on is adding and subtracting 10. I have the perfect Valentine’s game for that too! 

100 game board

There are 2 choices: A board that goes to 100 and one that goes to 120.

We use the 120 game board, but kindergarten would use the 100-game board. Both have the same rules and students use 2 dice and hop around the board adding and subtracting 10. PERFECT for this time of year and fun too!

120 game board

This craft is one of my favorites and parents/guardians love getting these as gifts! It’s a Valentine’s Day flip card! Students will cut, color, and fill out each page to create their own unique card to bring home.

These are just some of the fun activities included in this packet! Check out ALL of the Valentine’s Day activities HERE.

Don’t miss out on the FREEBIE down below:

It is so dry here in Colorado, especially during the winter, 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 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!

Anyway, I printed off the cards and then made a trip to my favorite Dollar Tree and purchased 2 lip balms for $1.00. I wrote students’ names on each lip balm with a Sharpie and hot glued them onto the card.

Get your cards below, download them into PowerPoint and start typing in your own name using your favorite font!

♥ Enjoy, and Happy Valentine’s Day! ♥

Thanks for stopping by!

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I am a newly retired first-grade teacher in the beautiful state of Colorado. I taught for 32 years (17 of those in 1st grade.) Watching my students learn and grow was such a blessing for me, and I'm excited to share what I've learned over the years with you. Read More

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