I have to admit, February is one of my most favorite winter months. It goes by so quickly and Valentine’s Day is the perfect halfway pick-me-up! With this year’s learning environments looking a little differently, I wanted to be sure your classroom still has a wonderful holiday and Valentine’s Day celebration to look forward to!
We all know our world has been a little crazy (to say the least) this past year, and still continues to surprise us all the time! We never know what our kids may be seeing, hearing, or feeling. It’s more important than ever to show all the love, compassion, and kindness we can to our students, as well as teach our students to show these actions to one another. Because of this, I want to share with you 14 Valentine’s Day read alouds and activities you can complete with your students all month long!
I’d first love to share with you a compiled list of some of the best read alouds for celebrating Valentine’s Day with your students!
- The Biggest Valentine Ever by Steven Kroll
- If You’ll Be My Valentine by Cynthia Rylant
- Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane DeGroat
- Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff
- The Day it Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond
- Ruby Valentine and the Sweet Surprise by Laura Friedman
- No Valentines for Katie by Fran Manushkin
- Froggy’s First Kiss by Jonathan London
- Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli
- Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool by Kimberly and James Dean
Another fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day while working on fun speaking and listening skills is to give your students several “Would You Rather…” or “This or That?” You’ll definitely hear some creative responses from these super fun prompts and they are great for whole-class discussions, partner conversations, or creative writing topics!
Here’s a free Valentine’s Day “This or That?” activity that works for in-person or remote instruction! Just enter your information below and I’ll email it to you!
Speaking of writing… that brings me to Valentine’s Day activity #12! This Writing Center Pack includes 6 different writing activities: Opinion writing, cards that students can hand out, “People I Love” list, sight word tracing and writing, sentence writing, and a “Write the Room” activity that utilizes a valentine vocabulary poster!
I would definitely check out this bundle of Fine Motor Valentine’s Day Activities to add to your morning tubs, centers, or even to use for your classroom party! Cutting, tweezing, linking, tracing, and outlining are just a few of the skills involved.
And lastly, here’s a fun Valentine’s Day Color-By-Number Activity! There are 6 different pages included and the numbers 1-6 are used – another great option to use during your classroom party or for those early finishers!
Let me know how you and your students are celebrating Valentine’s Day this year! Drop a comment below!