St Valentine's Day teaching resources

St Valentine’s Day - 14th February

Love is a passion that has taken men to war, changed the course of English history and inspired some of our greatest works of literature. Explore this very human condition and the origins of St Valentine’s Day with this timely collection of free lesson ideas, assemblies and activities shared by the TES teaching community.

Assemblies

The story of St Valentine

  • Useful for an assembly and a discussion on the origins of the St Valentine celebration.

Valentine’s Day assembly

  • Learn about St Valentine’s Day traditions around the world and the meaning behind the special day.

History of St Valentine’s Day

  • Powerpoint with simple background information on St.Valentine’s Day.

Activities

Valentine’s Day colouring cards

  • Roses are red/ Yellow’s the sun/ These pages to colour/ Will prove lots of fun!

Happy Valentine

  • Ideas for the whole class; games, language activities, printable worksheets, word walls, puzzles, colouring pages and inspiration for arts and crafts.

Valentine’s Day card design

  • A template for pupils to use in their design of a St. Valentine’s Day card.

Valentine’s linguistics

  • A compilation of language puzzles for a Valentine’s starter.

Valentine’s quiz

  • A class quiz to test your pupils’ knowledge of the holiday.

Valentine’s Day crossword

  • Use this puzzle activity from the Encyclopaedia Britannica to learn about Valentine’s Day.

Maths

St Valentine’s Day card- area and perimeter

  • Find the area of and perimeter of the heart design, plus find the percentage of the card that is taken up.

MFL resources

French

Matching exercise for Valentine’s Day

  • Encourage pupils to write a poem in French for Valentine’s Day plus a matching exercise to prepare the poem.

Valentine’s listening: BBC Ma Langue

  • Transcript to go with the video on BBC Ma Langue.

The future tense (le future)

  • Revision for the future tense in French and worksheet with a poem to be changed from present to future

Spanish

Spanish Valentine’s Day

  • Basic Valentine’s relationship vocab, then a ‘find the present’ game which revises colours and numbers to 12.

Celebrating language

  • See and listen to pupils using their first/home languages.

Valentine’s day Spanish

  • Vocabulary list of phrases for students to compile a Valentine’s card.

German

German logic puzzle for Valentine’s day

  • After reading the clues you should be able to work out who is going out with who!

Ideas for Valentine’s theme in languages

  • Blog post and comments with ideas to exploit in French or German with a valentines theme, from KS2 upwards.

Ein Valentinsgedicht

  • Powerpoint to get pupils creating their own “poems” for Valentine’s day.