Do you celebrate Valentines Day with your students? This holiday gives teachers an opportunity to show their students how much they appreciate them--and most of all to point out how much God loves them!



A standard Valentines Day activity is to bring special treats to your class. Sweets are traditional for this holiday. Some ideas are:

  • heart-shaped cake
  • rice crispy treats molded into heart shapes
  • decorated sugar cookies (OR bring plain cookies, icing, and sprinkles and let the kids decorate)
  • strawberries and Nutella
  • cupcakes
  • candy: Kisses, M&Ms, and conversation hearts (bring small sacks and let kids make treat bags to take home)

You could ask students and their families to bring some of the treats.

Valentines Day Cards

This Valentine's Day activity is also traditional: exchanging cards.

I try to mail or hand out Valentine cards on which I have written personal notes of affirmation. This is a perfect opportunity to acknowledge and reinforce positive behavior and to let students know how much I appreciate them.

Sometimes teachers provide time for students to exchange Valentine cards during class.

You could bring supplies such as red, white, and pink paper; paper doilies, scissors, markers, crayons, glue sticks, etc., and set aside time during class for students to make cards for each other or family members.

Valentines Day Lesson

You may wish to do more than just bring treats or exchange cards. If you wish to do a complete lesson on Valentines Day--one which will help your students think about what love really is, check out this lesson:  WHAT IS LOVE?

I hope you enjoy these Valentines Day activities with your students and work to create a loving atmosphere in your classroom always.

"By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another."

John 13:35

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