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Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day can be a fun holiday in your classroom for passing out cards and candy. We thought we'd help you get into the festive spirit with these 5 fun Valentine's Day activities. Click on through to see what we came up with!
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1. Create Valentine’s Day heART (see what we did there?)

Hearts are the major symbol for this day of love. They can also be decorated and fashioned into just about anything. Try making flowers, butterflies, trees, or some other creative artwork using heart shapes. Or break out the glitter, buttons, piping, and glue to let them decorate a traditional heart figure. Check out some ideas here.
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2. Make Valentine’s Day Cards

Challenge your students to make cards for each other that say once nice thing about the other person. Have them do this for every student in the class or assign student's to each other to ensure everyone gets one. They can also do this for their family members.
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3. History Lesson/Story Time

Explore this day in history, its origin story, and various events that have occurred throughout the years. Check out these videos from History.com for some ideas.
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4. Write a Poem

English teachers can test their students creative abilities by having them write a Valentine’s Day poem. Have them try out different formats such as sonnet, haiku, limerick, or ballad. Here are some ideas to help you get your students interested in poetry.
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5. Host a Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt

Place clues around your classroom that are Valentine Day themed. You can even use QR codes with hearts, flowers, and other Valentine’s images embedded into them for a mobile device activity. Create your QR codes here.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we thought we would share these 5 fun Valentine's Day activities to bring the festivity to your classroom. What activities do you do in your classroom? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below!


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Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and she loves investigating teaching jobs in some of her favorite locales. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to editor@simplek12.com


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