English Language Arts Ideas for Valentine's Day
Writing Ideas For Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is a wonderful time of year to get children writing. Children can write cards and letters to family and friends. Letters and poems can be sent in the mail to relatives and friends. Students can make handmade cards to give to classmates and teachers. Encouraging children to make handmade cards helps them to develop their writing skills.
Children should be encouraged to utilize descriptive words in their writing. Posting and referencing a word list helps students to create interesting writing pieces.
Valentine's Day Word List
- be mine
- box of chocolates
- secret admirer
Encourage students to add words to the word list. Students can look for related words when reading the Valentine's Day books below.
Crafts That Celebrate Valentine's Day
Children love to make crafts. Using everyday objects can help to create affordable art projects. In the picture above, a student decorated a toilet paper holder to make an adorable pink butterfly. Decorating paper lunch bags with pink and red tissue paper can turn them into a beautiful gift for the parents when students glue a poem on it. A shoebox covered with red or pink construction paper can be used as a "love note box". Students and parents can save the love notes they receive and place them in the keepsake box.
Valentine's Day Books
Recommended Reads Related To Valentine's Day
Big Universe Learning offers a large variety of books about Valentine's Day. Schools and families can easily access several online books to read with children. http://biguniverse.com
by Sigmund Brouwer (author), Dean Griffiths (illustrator)
Which boy will win the grand prize?
Johnny Maverick and his friends Tom and Stu want to win the prizes donated for their hockey team’s Valentine’s Day dance fundraiser. Whoever wins the dance contest takes home all the prizes, one of which is a graphite hockey stick. When the boys learn that Connie, the new girl in Howling, is a great dancer, they each want her as their dance partner. But they don’t think about asking her to go with them until it’s too late. And as usual, things don’t turn out as planned for Johnny and his friends.
My Calendar: Holidays
by Luana K. Mitten © 2009
Popular holidays throughout the year are highlighted for the emergent reader with engaging text and matching photos.
by Miriam Cohen (author), Ronald Himler (illustrator) © 2009
ISBN: 9781595723864 AR: /
Although the children are told to send a card to everyone in their class, George gets fewer cards than everyone else. But his classmates quickly rally round and successfully cheer him up.