Happy Valentine’s Day! Your sweet students also get excited about this special day, just like you do. Get ready for some fun Valentine’s Day activities for K-2 students to try in your classroom. Here are a few to get you started!
Make Valentine’s Day Cards
Of course, parents and friends love homemade Valentine’s Day cards! First, just grab some art supplies: colored paper, crayons, markers, stickers, and colored pencils. If you’re brave enough, break out the glitter. I’m not brave enough but you do you!
One of my favorite activities in the month of February is to add a Valentine Letter Writing center to our Work on Writing stations. It’s a way for kids to take some time to create a treat for their friend…while sneaking in some writing!
To get it started, you’ll create a list of your students and print out the preferred paper. As students visit the Center, they’ll pick a classmate’s name from the list and write a card. The goal is for each child to write a note to each student in the class. I like to pass out the cards at the end of each day. I love reading what they write to one another and the kids get SO excited to have notes from their friends!
I include some vocab words at the Center to help the students generate ideas.
PS- You can also try digital valentines for your students if needed!
Create a Love Bug Craft
Next, love bugs are one of my favorite Valentine’s Day activities for K-2 kids! First, have children draw and cut out the shapes to make a love bug. Next, use a circle for the head and a long oval for the body. Finally, add pipe cleaner antennas and googly eyes for a fun look.
Who doesn’t love a love bug? Of course, each student can name their love bug and share it with the class. To extend the activity, you can encourage your students to write a story about their love bug!
Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt
Everyone loves a scavenger hunt! This is a classic game for K-2 Valentine’s Day activities! First, hide some sweet treats or special Valentine’s Day messages in your classroom. Next, give students clues and let them find the prizes. You can make it healthy and allergy free with cute Valentine’s Day pencils, erasers, or fidgets for prizes found in the Dollar Spot at Target!
Or, mix it up and make it a Find a Friend activity! You can grab a free copy below! This activity will get your students up and moving and learning a bit more about their classmates!
Play Valentine’s Day Bingo
Another fun Valentine’s Day activity is bingo! First, print a simple Valentine’s Day Bingo card. To begin, each child needs a card and markers to place on the pictures they call. Of course, markers can be conversation hearts, stickers, or actual markers to draw on the cards. Then, you can call out cards from a hat. Vertical, horizontal, or diagonal bingos win a prize!
Make a Heart Collage
Heart canvases are so much fun for your lovely artists! First, grab a large canvas and divide into sections. Next, have each student draw, paint, or make their own heart using tissue paper or other materials. You now have each of your students’ hearts to display in the classroom year-round. In addition, you can also have students make their own individual heart canvases for their families.
Play Valentine’s Day Math Activities
Your kids won’t even notice they’re learning math with these Valentine’s Day math games. First, create a picture with various Valentine’s Day pictures. Next, have students count how many cupcakes, heart shapes, or cupid arrows are in a picture. Finally, graph the different colors of cupcakes with a simple bar graph or on a chart. Which color has the most? The least? Make math a holiday event for Valentine’s Day!
Want some Ready to Go games for February? Make sure to check out February’s Centers in a Snap!
Start a Valentine’s Day Dance Party
Of course, Valentine’s Day activities for K-2 students shouldn’t just be sitting at desk! Get your kiddos up and moving!
First, put on some Valentine’s Day jams, and let your kids show off their moves! Next, dance with them to show them it’s OK to bet silly. Finally, let them practice their social skills as they watch each other and clap for their friends.
I love PE with Mr. G’s videos!
Recap of Valentine’s Day Classroom Activities
With these Valentine’s Day activities for K-2, you’re sure to have some fun in your classroom this February. Overall, these fun games, activities, and crafts are perfect for the season of love!
Whether you are looking for academic Valentine’s Day activities or just plain fun, these activities have you covered!