Valentine’s Day in the Classroom

Free ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day with kids at school. Easy and fun crafts, art projects, party games, videos, and engaging learning activities!

valentines day in the classroom

Hi Friend!

I don’t know about you but I find Valentine’s Day to be one of the best holidays to celebrate with kids!  My heart just bursts when I see all the sweet (and often hilarious) ways they choose to express their love for their family, friends & their teachers on this special day. ❤

While I am excited for Valentine’s Day, doesn’t it feel like we JUST finished celebrating all those December holidays?!  We hardly had a breather!  So to help make planning this Valentine’s Day stress-free and simple for you, I went ahead and gathered some great Valentine videos, crafts, party games from all around the web.  Take a look at what I’ve gathered and I’m sure you’ll have no trouble planning an extra special day for your sweeties in no time!

Valentine’s Day Videos

Valentine’s Day Facts for Kids!  Did you know teachers receive the most Valentines each year!?

Baby Shark Valentine!  Students are sure to sing along with this hit phenomenon!

Lava This is a Pixar short film that will warm your heart!  It’s a story of love and friendship with some facts about volcanoes thrown in!

The Heart Song  Your students will be spelling the word HEART in no time with this sweet song set to the tune of BINGO.  

The Valentine’s Song  This movement song will get your students up and dancing. The perfect choice if they need to burn off a little bit of extra sugar!

Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas

Paper Plate Sewing Heart  A great fine motor activity that results in a beautiful finished product!

valentine's day ideas for the classroom

I love that I…..  This activity allows students to reflect on what they love about themselves and is a great way to build self-worth!

Valentine's Day Ideas for the classroom

Stained Glass Hearts  These make a sweet little gift and are a great way to use up old crayons.

Valentines day classroom crafts

Paper Plate Love Birds  These sweet love birds will warm your heart.  

valentines day ideas classroom

Handprint Heart Tree  This simple craft is sure to pull on all the heartstrings!  

valentines day ideas for the classroom

Blowing Kisses Valentine’s Gift a heartwarming gift students can give their loved ones!

valentines day ideas for the classroom

Valentine’s Day Games

Valentines Stacking Game  Simple, fun and ZERO prep!

How To Play the Stacking Heart Game

Heart Lava  Kids always love playing “hot lava”!  This one will get them up moving around the room and having fun!  


Cupid’s Arrow  Simple, inexpensive and easy to prep!  Your students will love “shooting their arrows” across the room!  

Valentine STEM challenges   Simple but engaging STEM activities you can explore using candy hearts!  

Candy Heart STEM Challenges

Free Printable Valentine Memory Game  A classic game with a V-Day theme!  

Valentine’s Day Literacy & Math Bundle

Finally, I’m excited to share with you my very own Valentine’s Day Literacy and Math Bundle.  It has EVERYTHING you need to fill your Valentine’s Day while still giving you plenty of choice to ensure you meet the needs of all your students. Your class will sort, graph & record math data, practice writing skills with “Hearty Sentences” and “Love Letters,” create a Robot craft for a Valentine card bag or box, and make a loving card craft for a parent or other special valentine.  Let’s take a closer look…..

Robot Valentine Craft

All students need a place to collect their Valentines from their classmates!  In this activity, students choose the shapes they want to use to decorate a bag or box to collect Valentine cards and then graph the shapes they used to make their robot.

valentines day math craft

Conversation Heart Candy Math

Math is always more fun when it involves candy!  Students will sort, graph and record the data from their conversation heart candy. There are color and black & white sorting sheets (they can be saved for future years) and 2 different recording sheets to choose from depending on the needs of your class.

valentines day math activities

valentines day math activities

“Hearty Sentences”

In this activity students glue conversation hearts to make complete sentences. This is a great writing center activity that can be used throughout the entire month of February! My students love reading their creative sentences to each other! 

valentines day sentence writing

Valentine “Love” letter writing 

Students write friendly letters to classmates and other loved ones!  

valentines day friendly letter writing

Parent Valentine Card Craft

Students create  a heart-shaped necklace card with a loving poem that they can wear home and give to their special valentine!

valentines day heart craft

valentines day heart craft poem

Grab the Valentine’s Day Activities Bundle and your planning is DONE!

I hope these resources and activities will help to make Valentine’s Day in your classroom a stress-free, fun-filled day of learning and love for both you and your students!  💕


valentines day ideas for the classroom
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