Valentine’s Day Classroom Activities

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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). 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.

 

What is it?

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Play this game using this video on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwMkjtHlWAI&t=2s

  

Secret valentine message

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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

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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).

 

I Have...Who Has...Valentine's day

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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

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Do a listening activity using one our listening worksheets.

 

Valentine’s Couples - Famous Pairs

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Famous couples worksheet

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 (download).

 

Speed Dating

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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

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One player tries to get his teammate to guess the word at the top of a card. (picture) 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

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This is a Valentine-themed song quiz for funny and useful holiday lesson. Listen to the song and choose the correct ending. You can do this activity online or download a worksheet.

 

Cupid says

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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.

 

Make a Word

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Use the letters in the words "Saint Valentine's Day" to make as many different words as possible.

 

Who Stole My Heart

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A child sits with her back to the class. Her hands are holding a paper heart behind her back.

Another child is chosen to walk up as quietly as he can and take the heart. He returns to his seat and puts the heart out of sight. The child in front turns around and says, "Who stole my heart? Was it you...?" (names a child in the class).
She has three guesses. If she guesses correctly, she stays in front and plays again. If she does not guess correctly, the person who stole the heart gets to go in front.