Since I only see most of my students once a week, I have to think ahead when it comes to holidays. It suddenly struck me that we are in the middle of January, and I haven’t given thought to Valentine’s Day, yet. So, I culled together a bunch of resources to offer to you in advance.
- Chocolate Fix – If you want to give your students a gift that does not include a sugar high, put this game at a center. Another one of ThinkFun’s great products, this logic game can be played independently or in small cooperative groups. Order now to get it in time for February!
- Online Logic Games (might be fun with an Interactive White Board) from akidsheart.com – Trap My Heart, Row Swap, Sudoku, and Off the Edges
- Valentine’s Day Smartboard Party Games
- From Minds in Bloom – Valentine’s Day Logic and Valentine’s Day Writing Prompts
- Printable Valentine’s Sudoku puzzles (different levels)
- Valentine’s Day Analogies
- Valentine’s Day S.C.A.M.P.E.R.
- Valentine Heart Painting
- Valentine Puzzle Purse
- From Not Just Child’s Play – Valentine’s Day with Rigor and Valentine’s Day Ethics
- From Byrdseed.com – An Academic Twist on Valentines
- Would You Rather Be My Valentine or Do a Few Math Problems?
- QR Code Classroom Coupons for Valentines
And finally, I came across this last one, and almost leapt out of my seat. If any of you participated in the Global Cardboard Challenge this year, then you know how much the students love making new things with boxes! In fact, I had a parent e-mail pictures of her son this weekend as he fashioned a large box they had received at home into a mini putt-putt course. According to her, he said, “After GT, I don’t see cardboard the same way.”
So, if you are looking for another Cardboard Challenge to energize your kids (or didn’t get the chance to participate in October), here is a cool idea for a Valentine’s Day Box Project from Amanda at One Extra Degree.
UPDATE 1/15/15: If you want even more ideas for Valentine’s Day, check out this year’s post!