January 22, 2014
by Ms Stefanie Galvin
Okay, so I might be getting a bit ahead of myself, getting all excited for Valentine’s Day when we haven’t even started school for the year yet – but what can I say? I love any opportunity to celebrate the importance of recognising those people in our lives who are special, especially with the kiddos in my class.
So, I’ve been stalking Pinterest (come on, tell me you haven’t been doing the same thing!) for some easy, fun crafts to do with the kids in the upcoming weeks. Considering my Prep/1s are going to only have been at school for 3 weeks, they need to be simple, easy to implement, and with lots of opportunities to explore their fine motor development. This pin, in particular, caught my eye and I’m seriously considering it as one of my options:
Click on the picture, or here, to view the original pin on Pinterest. Don’t forget to follow my Valentine’s Day board, too, for more ideas!
I’ve also dusted off my Valentine’s Day activities in my TpT Store and I thought I’d pop them up in case people are looking for a few fun centers to use with their own classes. Click on any of the images to view them in my store.
If you’re looking for an easy, print-and-go craft activity for your K-1 students, this fun, heart-shaped flower activity will satisfy your needs. This task has been designed so that you can differentiate it to meet the needs of your kiddos – with elements containing writing prompts, or blank prompts to fill in as needed.
Next up, I have a whole host of Literacy centers with a Valentine’s Theme:
Such Sweet Language has 7 literacy centers perfect for K-2, revising the alphabet, abc ordering, nouns, contractions, compound words, sentence building and a very cute Comma Pie craft activity!
Valentine’s Silly Sentences help your kiddos build reading fluency and support sentence structure by having them read, rebuild and write out sentences with a Valentine’s theme!
Label Valentine’s Day provides kiddos with practise labelling pictures – a really fun and easy center activity. This pack includes colour boards, black and white and as cut-and-paste options.
Finally, Pocket Chart Poetry (Ten Little Hearts) is an opportunity to explore poetry and song with a Valentine’s twist. It’s my newest activity, and you can read all about it here.
Plus, a fun little freebie for everyone, because it’s always great to have extra activities, right?
And, as a thank you for getting to the end of my very long post, I’m putting all five of these activities on sale for the next 24 hours! Get 20% off each one!
I’d love to hear your favourite activities – or even new ones you want to try out – for Valentine’s Day, so don’t forget to leave a comment!
I hope you all have a beautiful day!