16 Engaging Valentine's Day Classroom Activities - Wife Teacher Mommy (2024)

Inside: Check out our fun list of engaging Valentine’s Day classroom activities for your elementary classroom or homeschool

One of my favorite holidays of the year is Valentine’s Day (or “Love’s Day”… as my cute 4-year-old boy calls it!) Well, the truth is if you know me I could say that pretty much ANY holiday is one of my favorites. I love them all. 🙂

Even still… Valentine’s Day is a time for love and joy and a great opportunity to bring these Valentine’s Day classroom ideas kids will love to your classroom or homeschool! From math to writing Valentine’s Day classroom activities, there’s something for every content area!

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What can I do for Valentine’s Day in the classroom?

You can use our Valentine’s Day Party Pack to easily throw a classroom party! It is the perfect resource for even the busiest teacher during the month of February! We have included everything you will need for a fun Valentine’s party from the activities to the decor.

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Celebrate the holiday as much or as little as you want in your classroom. If you are looking for more ideas outside of the party pack check out the list below of holiday-themed math, writing & reading activities that you can easily incorporate into your usual classroom schedule to celebrate the holiday while still engaging students in real learning.

Bonus tip: You can purchase these Valentine’s Day classroom activities separately or join Wife Teacher Mommy Club and get access to the full library of Wife Teacher Mommy resources.

Valentine’s Day Writing Activities

Secret Valentine Writing

Writing skills are so important in the elementary classroom but just as important is building community! Assign your students “secret valentines” that they will write letters to during the month of February. The plans are all ready for you, and you’ll start with an introductory story to get your students excited about writing kind letters based on writing prompts leading up to Valentine’s Day.

Involve parents with a parent letter, and set up a party for the “Big Reveal” day. Your students will love to get special letters from their classmates with this writing activity. The plans also come with teacher responses to hold the students accountable for their letter writing.

You and your students will LOVE this Secret Valentine Activity!

Conversation Heart Activities for Language Arts

Our candy hearts activity bundle also comes with many Valentine’s Day writing activities for your classroom (in addition to the fun math ones!). Try out the “Love Letter” Mad Lib assignment that reinforces parts of speech or try having students write their own open “love letter” using conversation heart words and phrases. Candy hearts plus learning make these activities sweet at any grade level!

You can also find these activities in the Holiday Candy Math & More Growing Bundles that include all 5 holidays for 20% off!

February ELA Sub Plans

My February ELA sub plans make it easy for you to have plans for your guest teacher ready to go. Whether it’s a planned absence or you have a last-minute emergency or illness, there are so many easy-to-integrate activities in this bundle.

Don’t need a sub? That’s okay! These Valentine’s Day activities are simply NO-PREP activities that are ready for ANYONE to use, whether it is for a substitute or you to use in your own classroom or homeschool.

Your students will love fixing the convention errors in the “Candy Hearts” sentence activity. The “What Does Love Mean?” expository writing lesson and activity will help your students discuss a deep concept like love while learning about the writing process from brainstorming to publication.

For the upper elementary students, one of my favorites is the Valentine’s Day ELA Review game, complete with dice templates to print and fold in order to review parts of speech. Writing instruction can be tedious, and these activities make it easy for your kids to find love in Valentine’s Day writing!

Monthly sub plans are available for kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades, and 3rd through 5th grades. Make your whole year easier with sub plans for any content area year-round.

Valentine’s Day Letter Handwriting Practice

Practicing handwriting is important for pre-k and kindergarten children, but it can get very monotonous. Mix things up with Valentine’s Day Write, Circle Draw! Worksheets for both numbers AND letters.

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On the Valentine’s Day Write, Circle, Draw! A-Z worksheets, students will trace the letters, then free write them. Then they will circle the picture that begins with the letter. A key is included for the teacher! Since the Valentine words are a bit trickier to know from the picture, have the students listen to the sounds to identify as you tell them what the two pictures are. Once they have done that, they will draw something that begins with the letter and reminds them of Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day Spelling Activities

These spelling activities have everything you need for Grade Valentine’s Day spelling instruction! They are quick and engaging and already have the weekly spelling unit ready to go. All you have to do is print & teach! This is a great purchase for structured festive spelling instruction.

These Valentine’s Day Spelling Activities are available for grades 1-3 and grades 3-6.

Valentine’s Day Directed Drawings

Check out this Wife Teacher Mommy Club exclusive Valentine’s Day Directed Drawings for Lower Grades and Valentine’s Day Directed Drawing for Upper Grades.

The Valentine’s Day Directed Drawing Packs are the perfect addition to your seasonal spread! Everything you need to get your students drawing and writing is included in the pack.

The Valentine’s Day Directed Drawing Packs include 6 different themed directed drawing options with step-by-step drawing instructions so that your students will be able to complete each drawing on their own or in a whole class setting with little to no guidance from the teacher, plus two different writing options for each object including a page with guided questions and a blank writing page for your students to create their own story.

These drawing/writing projects are perfect for Valentine’s Day writing centers, morning work, and fast finishers!

Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas

Conversation Heart Frame

Grab your phone or a camera and snap some pictures of your students to make a perfect gift for the true loves in their lives, their parents or guardians! Print out an adorable frame-worthy photo and have your students make their own conversation heart frames just like these ones!

Magic Color Scratch Hearts for Educational Activities

Try out these cute and mess-free magic color scratch hearts for an easy Valentine’s Day activity. Students can draw pictures, write their sight or high-frequency words, or make special valentines for their friends and family! This is a super low prep activity, but very engaging and fun for kids.

Valentine’s Day Math Worksheets

Valentine’s Day Candy Heart Math Activities

Grab a bag of your favorite Necco or Sweethearts conversation hearts for math activities that will keep your students engaged throughout the month of February. You can find these Valentine’s Day math worksheets for Pre-K through 6th grades. Use the candy hearts to count and sort by color for students just learning their numbers.

Bring it up a notch with a graphing activity where students can plot their count and sort data on a bar graph.

Students can even compare the numbers for each color by comparing numbers activity. This activity is so much fun! The kids love turning the crocodile to face the bigger number. There are crocodiles for greater than, less than, and equal to. This Valentine’s day comparing numbers activity helps children to find the number that is bigger. The crocodiles are even wearing a festive Valentine’s day hat.

Older students can use candy hearts to learn about fractions, comparing fractions, and probability. This means the older kids get to use the fun crocodiles as well! When I was student teaching in third grade, I did candy math activities like this with my students and they LOVED it.

February Math Sub Plans

Like my February ELA Sub Plans, these are packed full of Valentine’s Day math activities that you can easily leave for a substitute or use as activities while you are there!

They are perfect for the month of February! Your students will love these activities and you can rest easy knowing they are busy with meaningful math activities while you are away.

This set of February emergency sub plans for math can be used as a full day of sub plans OR for several days of your math block.

Grab them here for Pre-K, Kindergarten,, or .

Valentine’s Day Number Handwriting Practice

In our Valentine’s Day Write, Circle, Draw! 0-20 Worksheets your students will trace and then write the numbers. They will circle the picture that has the number of items on it. Then, they will add the number of items to a picture.

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I printed these worksheets with the Write, Circle, Draw Letter Writing Practice and bound them to make them into journals. They would be great for independent work, homework, centers, and more! Perfect for your classroom or homeschool. Check them both out here!

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Valentine’s Day Reading Activities

Differentiate with ease with these four February-themed reading passages. Each of the four topics includes three leveled passages that are each relevant for the same answer sheet! Topics include Leap Day, Groundhog Day, Black History Month (a spotlight on Dr. Daniel H. Williams), and Valentine’s Day.

Each of these reading passages comes with a full page of comprehension questions that will activate your student’s background knowledge and delve into deeper thinking.

Classroom Valentine’s for Teachers to Students or Coworkers

It’s so fun to receive gifts, but it can also be so much fun to GIVE them. You never know when someone needs a little pick-me-up and sometimes a simple note does just the trick! Let the people you love know how much you appreciate them this Valentine’s Day.

We have a few different Valentine’s Day Card options for you!

Wife Teacher Mommy Club Exclusive Valentine’s Day Cards

Valentine’s Day Punny Cards & Gift Tags -featuring cute puns such as Let’s “STICK” together! (use with glue or glue stick), I love teaching you “BEAR-y” much! ( use with cinnamon bears, gummy bears, bear grahams), You are a “SWEETHEART!” (use with candy hearts), You’re the “APPLE” of my eye! (use with apple jacks, apple, anything apple flavored, apple cider for a coworker), Valentine, you “MELT” my heart! (use with chocolate or hot chocolate), or Valentine, you “RULE”! (use with a ruler)

This February, try some new Valentine’s Day classroom activities by integrating math, writing, and art with fun, candy, and love-themed projects. Your students will thank you for the love and care you put into the plans in February and all year!

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