5 Engaging Activities To Celebrate Valentine’s Day In Your Elementary Classroom

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is a great time to sprinkle some love and joy in the classroom. 

Wondering what your little cupids can do to celebrate the holiday? Or maybe you’re looking for ways to make the day extra special for your kiddos? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day activities for students or Valentine’s Day for the classroom, you’re in the right place. 

Valentine's Day activities

What do students do on Valentine’s Day?

There are lots of things you can do to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your little learners. You can spread the love with some cards, create some crafts made with love, share sweet treats with your students, celebrate Friendship, and even share some heartfelt stories. 

How do you make Valentine’s Day fun for kids? Here’s some ideas to get you started!

Themed Dress-Up Day

Add an extra layer of excitement by having a themed dress-up day. Encourage students to wear red, pink, and white, or even dress up as their favorite storybook characters.

Dance Party Extravaganza

Crank up the tunes and let the kiddos boogie down with a dance party. Create a playlist of fun, upbeat songs, and watch as the classroom transforms into a dance floor filled with laughter and joy.

Love Scavenger Hunt

Turn the classroom into a treasure trove of love with a scavenger hunt. Create clues that lead students to various hidden treasures, like small treats or festive decorations. It’s a playful way to keep them engaged and excited.

Heartfelt Games and Activities

Plan a variety of themed games and activities. From “Pin the Arrow on Cupid” to a heart-shaped bean bag toss, there are countless options to keep the kiddos entertained and smiling.

Classroom Decor Galore

Transform your classroom into a love-filled haven with simple decorations. Think heart garlands, cupid cutouts, and splashes of red and pink. A festive atmosphere can do wonders in making the day extra special.

So, there you have it, my fellow teachers! With a sprinkle of creativity and a dash of love, you can make Valentine’s Day a memorable celebration for your elementary students. Here’s to a day filled with joy, laughter, and heartwarming moments in your lovely classroom!

Valentine’s Day Activities and Crafts

Valentine's Day craft for kids

Are you looking for some Valentine’s Day-themed Math and Language Arts printables to help your students to be engaged while learning? I have you covered with these worksheets and engaging activities for K-2 students. Students can sort conversational hearts, graph them, write about friendship, write poems, solve heart themed math problems, make a heart bee, and so much more!

Valentine’s Day Escape Room

Valentine's Day escape room

Looking for an ENGAGING Valentine’s Day activity for your students to help them review sentence structure, counting, and problem-solving? Digital Escapes™ are a fun way to get students to learn without even realizing it. NO Printing and No Prep needed for this digital escape! Super EASY for in-person or Distance Learning.

Digital Valentine’s Day Cards

digital Valentine's Day activity

WOW! You don’t have to miss out on the fun tradition of exchanging Valentine’s Cards this year! These digital Google Slides make it easy for your students to personalize and move editable conversational hearts to give virtually or in person! There is even a name grid provided so students can keep track of who got one and how to spell classmate’s names!

Valentine’s Day Hat and Writing Craft

Looking for a print-and-go activity for your class? Use this Valentine’s Day Heart Hat to engage your students in the celebration of the holiday tradition of the holiday. Writing Prompts on primary and intermediate lined paper are included.

Valentine’s I Spy Activity 

valentine"s day activity for kids

Want to make sure your students are engaged with writing in February? Check out these hidden Valentine-themed word searches! Students use a magnifying glass to find hidden (small) words on the printable. Then they use the words in their writing. 

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