Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday, but I still wholly embrace it! I am in love with love, and I can’t get enough of the sappy this time of year. From heart candies to red roses, from Llama Llama I Love You books to romantic gestures, it’s a time when the love in the air is palpable.
If you recall, I love to capitalize on any occasion as a learning opportunity, and Valentine’s Day is no exception! My friends at Education.com make that SO easy! They do all the heavy lifting so that all I have to do is click a button and download fun, educational and THEMED games for my little one. And just in case you think that the Valentine’s Day scramble OMPE unscrambles to spell MOPE (instead of the correct POEM).. whoops!.. they include answer keys!
Valentine’s Day Educational FUN for the Kiddos!
Celebrate friendship as you practice spelling with this fun Valentine’s Day word scramble and a crossword puzzle. Be sure and check out Education.com for more spelling and printables like this!
Beyond worksheets, there are so many other activities you could do to capitalize on the educational opportunity of Valentine’s Day!
- Practice handwriting on Valentine’s Day cards for classmates, friends, and family! (Here are some of my favorite homemade Valentine card ideas)
- Read a fun Valentine’s Day themed book (Here’s a list of books for EVERY occasion, including V-Day!)
- Make a Valentine’s Day or love themed comic and practice your handwriting while getting a little creative. (Here’s how!)
- Create a cootie catcher (aka, fortune teller) with Valentine’s Day sight words for a fun comprehension game! Sight words could include: Love, Cupid, Heart, Friend, Rose, or Candy. Let your imagine run free with this one! (Here’s how to make a sight word cootie catcher)
- Practice basic Valentine’s Day words in another language. For example, I love you in Spanish is te amo; heart in Spanish is corazón. (Here are some fun ideas for learning activities you can do on Valentine’s Day in Spanish)
Take advantage of this Hallmark holiday as a chance to get your children engaged in educational activities. I know I will!
PS: Have you seen these love language ideas for your children?