Find your valentine
Great for pairing up children Divide your class into two groups. Give out a set of word cards to the first group and a set of picture cards to the second group (download cards from here). The object of the game is to match pictures with words and find your partner (valentine) for today’s lesson. To do this, children should move around the class, asking questions “Have you got a mailbox” etc.
Secret valentine message
Writing invisible letters on a child’s back is a fun way to write a secret message.
One person sits with his back to another and a pad of paper and pencil in front of him. The other person, using her finger, “draws” a letter on the person’s back. At the same time, that person draws on the paper what he thinks is being drawn on his back. Keep writing letter by letter until a whole message is given.
Valentine's Day Poems
Have your students compose their own poems. You can introduce this topic with one as simple as “Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you.” Show them some funny poems. And hand out the templates (download from here)
I Have...Who Has...Valentine's day
You can download I have, Who has? Cards
Using this I have..Who has... game, students will have fun listening for clues all related to Valentine's Day. Deal the cards out to each player one by one until there are none left. It is important to use all the cards in a set. The first player will start with one of their cards. After they are done with it they can lay it in a pile in the middle of the table or place it in a basket/tray on table. The game is over when all of the cards have been placed in the pile/tray.
Valentine's Day Listening
Do a listening activity using one of our listening worksheets - link.
Valentine’s Couples - Famous Pairs
Make a list of well-known pairs that could either be famous couples or simple classic pairs, like: Romeo and Juliet; Beauty and the Beast; Batman and Robin; black and white; salt and pepper; Tom and Jerry; Hansel and Gretel; etc... Cut out the first name with the “and” in one piece. Fold and place all of the slips of paper in a bag. Students must draw one and supply the missing pair. You can divide students into teams and tally up a score.
This is a speaking activity for teenage classes on Valentine’s Day. It’s based on the concept of speed dating so you will need to organize the seats in 2 rows, with guys on one side and girls on the other. The students must face each other and then one side, girls stay seated at the same table, while the boys move from table to table.
There are 16 characters. The students have some basic information and a picture but they must “become” this person and then take it from there. At the end, students choose who they liked the most and why.
Give each pair a few minutes to chat, and then shout “change”.
You can download cards here.
Valentine's Day Taboo Game
One player tries to get his teammate to guess the word at the top of a card. The player must give clues, but he can't use any of the Taboo words in his description. The taboo words are written beneath the picture at the top of the card. Teams score points for each word successfully guessed. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.
Valentine’s day songs quiz.
Play the game Simon Says but change the name to Cupid Says. This Valentine party game will really get the kids up and moving!
You can even throw in some fun actions like put your hand on your heart, make an air kiss, give a hug, and more.