Valentine’s Day inspiration for EYFS and primary

Sian Evans
31st January 2017
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Top ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day and the theme of love in your classroom

With the day of romance fast approaching, why not bring some of that seasonal love and joy into your classroom? From uncovering the history of 14 February to creating gifts for loved ones, embrace the mood using one of these themed activities with your class.

Introductory ideas

  • Story of St Valentine assembly
    Explore the origins of Valentine’s Day and the reasons for celebrating it with this accessible presentation for young learners.
  • St Valentine comprehension
    Discover the man behind the holiday with this text, using the discussion questions and thoughtful challenge to extend thinking. 
  • Heart-shaped wordsearch
    For something quick and fun, get students thinking about keywords associated with Valentine’s Day in this themed task.

Creative activities

  • Hand card template
    It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without cards! Pupils can use this simple template to make a unique 3D card to share with friends and family.
  • Valentine’s Day toast recipe
    Spread the love in the kitchen with this step-by-step illustrated recipe to create a heart-shaped breakfast.
  • Valentine’s Day workbook*
    From drawing tasks to creative writing, spend time embracing the theme of love with this booklet packed full of nventive activities.

Love-themed lessons

  • Cupid cube literacy game
    Encourage imaginative story-telling, in pairs or in groups, on the theme of love with this cut-out-and-make pictorial die.
  • Valentine’s Day addition and subtraction
    Celebrate love in your maths lessons with these worksheets, which use pictures of hearts and chocolate bars to aid counting.
  • Valentine’s Day poetry lesson 
    Recap a variety of literary techniques with this comprehensive presentation before challenging older students to compose their own love poems.

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This post was originally published on 9 February 2016, and was refreshed on 31 January 2017.

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