UPDATE 2/11/15 – I just added a couple of other Valentine resources here!
Don’t groan. I know it seems far away, but when you only see each grade level once a week (like me) holidays tend to sneak up on you!
Okay, so the status of Valentine’s Day as an actual holiday is debatable. But I’m pretty sure if you teach in a U.S. classroom it’s pretty unavoidable.
First of all, I have a few old posts that have lots of activities for the time leading up to Valentine’s Day. Even if you are a loyal reader, you probably haven’t used them all.
- It’s Like a Box of Chocolates, But Not as Caloric – Last year’s Valentine resource post with scads of links including Sudoku and S.C.A.M.P.E.R.
- Would You Rather Be My Valentine or Do a Few Math Problems? – A fun twist on the Would You Rather game that requires justification for each answer using math.
- QR Code Classroom Coupons – Fun to put into student Valentines.
- Valentine Heart Painting – Why wait for Valentine’s Day? These works of art would look great any time of year!
I’m always looking for new ideas, though. I ran across a couple from fellow bloggers that were posted last year around this time.
Christy at Creative Classroom Tools has these great forced association activities called, “A Very Venn Valentine’s.” I’m totally using these (free download on TPT!) this year!
And finally, how about geeking up your day? Check out these awesome paper circuit cards made by 7th graders! (You can find Chibitronics LED circuit stickers online, or you can use surface-mount LED’s. Copper tape and coin cell batteries will help you make the circuits.)