Valentine’s Day inspiration for EYFS and primary

Sian Evans and Victoria Haughton
02nd February 2018
Love hearts representing Valentine's Day teaching resources for EYFS and primary pupils

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

Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day? Help students explore its origins before falling head-over-heels into the festivities with the help of these accessible assembly ideas and activities.

Valentines Day Assembly KS1

Brief outline of an assembly for reception/KS1, including music, story, song, visual stimulus, follow-on activities.
By nickygal


An awesome resource for Valentines Day
By TWPInternational

The story of Valentine Powerpoint

I made this to use in assembly so children would have an idea of where the whole St Valentine’s celebration came from.You could just as easily use on IWB in class. I make no claims for authenticity, this is info I gleaned from internet searches and made into a very basic story for younger children. Hope it’s useful. updated with spelling corrected oops!

By evebatten

Valentine's Day wordsearch

Something fun for 14 February - a heart-shaped wordsearch with words related to Valentine's Day.
By TheSchoolRun

Creative activities

It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without cards and crafts! These simple templates and inventive workbooks are bound to help pupils spread the love this February.

Valentines day Hands Card

I created this template for a Valentine's Day card however you could simply edit the text and use it for any occasion.
Simply photocopy on to any colour of card.

Cut out the hands and one strip. Fold the strip over each other in two centimeter spaces as you would with a paper fan.
Stick ends of the strip to the card and write your message.
By 6avin

Valentine's toast

Colourful recipe sheet showing how to make a healthy treat for St Valentine's Day.
By GreatGrubClub

Valentine's Day Workbook KS1

Great resource for KS1 themed St Valentine's Day. Reading, writing, and drawing activities which can be printed out as a complete workbook for the entire day or as individual worksheets. Comprehension on a party invitation, writing sentences, poems, verses, words and meanings, common and proper nouns.
By teachercellar

Valentine’s Day Craft :: Valentine Card Holder :: Valentine Day Mailbox

Paper Bag Valentine Post Office Craft

So many possibilities and extensions.

A Valentine craft for everyone in your classroom. 13 different roof tops and 18 front of Post Office designs…let your kids choose their own designs to create their own Post Office Valentine Day card holder.

I have used this simple craft in my room for years. Every year we create these Valentine Post offices. On Valentine’s Day the kids come in with their Valentine cards and delight in reading the names on the cards and delivering them to their correct Postal Box. Once the chaos is completed and all the Valentine cards are hand-out all I have to do is staple up the roof together and Voila! Valentines are packed up and ready to go home.

The kids love colouring all the bits and pieces and then sticking them on to create their own unique Post Offices. I have created very easy houses…trim, colour and glue. For the more complicated Post Office, we start with the “basic” office…colour, cut and glue on the bits. Then, for the kids who excel in fine motor, they just love colouring, cutting and adding all the bits and pieces to their projects, including the sides and the back of the Post Office. Make this project as simple or complex as needed.

I love adding the pieces to cutting trays in my Montessori classroom for cutting exercises.

• Printed craft templates
• Picture how to page
• Mix & Match Post Office parts
• Step by step instructions

More creative teaching ideas:
• Check out my Pinterest Board at Ms Lil. I have lots of great Valentine activities on my Valentine, Valentine board.☺


:: Paper Bag Crafts :: Valentines Ideas :: Valentines Day :: Valentine card holders :: Valentines printables :: Valentines paper crafts :: Paper Bag Houses :: Valentine Gingerbread House :: Ms Lil ::
By Ms Lil

Love-themed lessons

From literacy games to maths worksheets, there are plenty of innovative ways to recognise Valentine’s Day in the classroom. What are you waiting for?

Valentines Day Poem

A really interactive powerpoint and activity that asks children to use a variety of language techniques to create a valentines poem. Includes group work and individual work.
By rachaelcc

Valentine's addition and subtraction

Valentine’s themed maths worksheet. Addition with totals under 10, subtraction from numbers under 5.

By cw1983

Valentine's Day: Cupid's Cube

A resource with a printable worksheet. Cupid, the Roman god of love, appears in lots of stories - old and new. Now you can tell your own love story with the help if this cut-out-and-make Cupid’s Cube. For more FREE literacy resources, including two great Valentine’s Day games for ages 5 to 7 and 7 to 11, visit The Literacy Club website at

By TLChelen

Valentine's Day Activity Pack Maths and Literacy

This varied and differentiated pack of Valentine's Day activities is full of interesting and challenging literacy and maths to keep your students engaged and thinking! The pack offers 14 activities in total, including games, stations and worksheets.


Contents List
Teachers Notes and Instructions


♥ 5 In a Row Board Game
♥ Roll, Say, Cover Board Game
♥ Place Value Match Up (to 50) Station
♥ Addition Sort (to 20) Station
♥ Missing Addends (to 10) Station
♥ Least to Greatest (to 50) Worksheet
♥ Candy Repeating Patterns Worksheet


♥ VALENTINE’S DAY Acrostic Poem Template
♥ Sense/Nonsense Words Station
♥ Syllable Sort Station
♥ Fact or Opinion Worksheet
♥ The Story Of St. Valentine
♥ The Story of St. Valentine Sequencing
♥ The Story of St. Valentine Comprehension




Revision: Valentine's Day Math Odd and Even Station

Valentine's Day Puzzles

Teacher's Toolkit Thematic Resources: St. Valentine's
By TeachersToolkit

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