LOVE is in the Air! Valentine's Day Ideas

Happy LOVE Week Everyone!
Sappy love songs, chick flicks, boxes of chocolates galore...I LOVE Valentine's Day and all of the glorious mushiness that surrounds it :)

I thought I'd share some LOVE with all of you! 


Lovey-dovey things at home:




Isn't that "Be Mine" banner the cutest? I put it up in our living room - to subtly remind my hubby that V-Day is coming! :)
You can download your "BE MINE Banner" for FREE from Fifth in the Middle.

I have a frame that I change out with different seasonal scrapbook pages - here's mine for February:

Lovey-dovey things at school

Here's my plan for Thursday: I really like to do seasonal activities that enrich my curriculum. I balance fun, cutesy things with activities that stretch the kiddos' brains.


1. St. Valentine
We're going to talk about the history of the Valentine's Day, focusing on a biography of St. Valentine. We'll do some reading comprehension questions and a short mini-lesson on cause and effect (using the passage)



In today's society, it is very hard for students to define what love is as it has too often been de-valued on television, in movies, and on the Internet. The true characteristics of love need to be revisited and what better time to do it than Valentine's Day?

Engage your students with this fun, engaging scavenger hunt that gets them up and moving and their brain juices flowing!

In our classroom, we discussed the word love and made an anchor chart, differentiating what the world says it is vs. what we know true love to be. And by true love, we clarified that we didn't necessarily mean mushy-gushy feelings (insert squeals and groans here), but pure love, love that lasts, God's love.
Valentine’s Day – or the Day of Love – is coming up! Today’s culture tells students that love is a temporary feeling that changes with our mood. It’s often based on behavior or how it makes us feel. But that’s not how God describes love. Engage your students with a discussion of what biblical love looks like. Blog post full of ideas, print-and-go activities, videos, and book suggestions. Resources created by Jessica Lawler @ Joy in the Journey.

After going on a Love Scavenger Hunt, the students thought about how they could share God's love with the world. We brainstormed ideas and created this fun display:
Valentine’s Day – or the Day of Love – is coming up! Today’s culture tells students that love is a temporary feeling that changes with our mood. It’s often based on behavior or how it makes us feel. But that’s not how God describes love. Engage your students with a discussion of what biblical love looks like. Blog post full of ideas, print-and-go activities, videos, and book suggestions. Resources created by Jessica Lawler @ Joy in the Journey.Valentine’s Day – or the Day of Love – is coming up! Today’s culture tells students that love is a temporary feeling that changes with our mood. It’s often based on behavior or how it makes us feel. But that’s not how God describes love. Engage your students with a discussion of what biblical love looks like. Blog post full of ideas, print-and-go activities, videos, and book suggestions. Resources created by Jessica Lawler @ Joy in the Journey.
To get more information on this print-and-go Christian unit, check it out in my TPT store:

*Note, I teach at a Christian school, so this activity is based on the love passage in 1 Corinthians 13 and I will be focusing on the biblical definition of love. However, this activity could still be done in a public school setting, focusing on the characteristics of kindness and love - without the biblical application.
Optional: Can't use it at school? Download it to use at home with your kids or at church with your Sunday School class or Youth Group meeting.

3. "Love is Sweet"
We're also going to extend the lesson (here comes the cutesy!) with this fun activity:
Each characteristic is a on a chocolate. The students will color them and glue them onto the box of chocolates and will proclaim to the world that "Love is Sweet!" :)
Click here to visit the original link from TOADally Tots.

4. Friendship Cinquains
We're also going to try our hands at writing poetry on this festive day. The students will be partnered up and will interview one another. Then, taking the information from the interview, they will write a cinquain about their classmate.


The form is created by Laura Candler. You can visit her site by clicking here.

5. 3-D Heart Mobile

For those in my class who are artistically-inclined, we're going to be creating these babies:
On the hearts the students will write different ways they can show love to their family and friends. 
You can see step-by-step directions to make this craft here: 3D Heart Mobile

6. Student Valentines

Here are the Valentines I plan to give my students - love them!
I printed them out, punched two holes in the right side, and stuck a festive pencil inside. I packaged them up with a small candy treat and a FREE homework pass! 

Well that's agenda for Thursday (in between passing out sugar-infused cupcakes and containing chaos managing game time)


What did you do on the Day of Love?!?


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4 comments

  1. I thought that something looked familiar in that first picture :) Hope the hint works! Thanks for downloading it!

    Diane
    Fifth in the Middle

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    1. Thanks for sharing it - it is SO cute! I printed out a copy for school too :)

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