February 2015

Classroom Ideas for Valentine's Day

Free resources from NEA

Valentine's Day is more than a good excuse for eating chocolate. Here are 11 lesson ideas and fun projects to use with students, or your own children or grandchildren, compiled by retired middle school teacher Phil Nast for NEA.

  1. Valentine's Day worksheets and coloring pages

    Coloring pages, Valentine-theme math pages, stationery, word searches. (Grades K-3)

  2. Valentine Coloring Pages

    Forty printable coloring pages. (Grades K-3)

  3. Heart Bookmark

    Make a bookmark template with card stock and Valentine bookmarks from decorative paper. (Grades 2-4)

  4. The Story of St. Valentine

    The legend of St. Valentine with reading comprehension questions and a brief essay assignment. (Grades 3-5)

  5. Crayon Hearts

    Make Valentine hearts to hang in a window with wax paper, crayons, and an iron. (Grades 4-6)

  6. Valentine Flowers

    Make Valentine flowers with colored paper, 24-guage wire, and small beads. (Grades 4-6)

  7. Valentine's Day Heart Garland

    Festoon your classroom with a Valentine's Day garland. (Grades 6-8)

  8. Knot Bracelet

    Make a bracelet with two types of knots and mother-of-pearl buttons. (Grades 6-12)

  9. Valentine's Day Facts: Gifts, History, and Love Science

    A brief history of Valentine's Day from its less-than-tender beginnings in Ancient Rome to the big business it has become. (Grades 6-12)

  10. Valentine's Day

    Twelve short videos on the history of Valentine's Day; chocolate; the science of attraction, kissing and love; and, more. (Grades 10-12)

  11. St Valentine's Day Massacre

    The History Detectives investigate a shotgun possibly used at the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. This episode looks at the contributions of one of the pioneers of ballistic science and includes additional video on weapons dating and ballistics. (Grades 6-12)

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