Sunday, January 23, 2011

Valentine's Day Activities

Listen here, I love football season! I'm not even bluffing on this one {sort of}.  It gives me a PERFECTLY good reason to work on new fun things to do in my classroom and to share those ideas with the world. And, my hubby doesn't even complain that I'm not paying attention to him {because he is too busy yelling at the Steelers to pick up their game}. Oh, and there are some good looking hard working quarterbacks that are "fun" to watch!

Love Letters

This first idea came from some inspiration from www.proteacher.net {love, love, love this site}.  I took one tiny little explanation of a game and made it into 8 pages of printables!!! 
It is called love letters and I really think you {and most importantly your students} will enjoy this game/activity/word work. I've never taught during Valentine's Day so I NEED YOUR FEEDBACK (I'm usually off track).


{Click the picture for the FREE download}



Valentine's Day Book
The next idea is a great idea for any grade! Instead of throwing away all of those Valentine's Day cards that each of your students will get....instead....they will make a book of them!  They still make their cute Valentine's Day holders (tissue boxes, bags, cereal boxes, milk jugs), but will only keep their candy in it.  They will take out their cards and glue them into a book!


Here is what the cover of each student's book looks like:


And here is what the inside of the book looks like without the Valentine glued in (make sure each student has the amount of pages that you have students (example: I have 23 students in my class+1 (me)- each student will have 24 pages in their book):







Click HERE for the Valentine's Day book.

19 comments:

Ms.M said...

I adore the Valentines day book idea!!! I am so going to do that from this year on. I am also going to share with all the teachers I work with. It's wonderful. Thanks.

Ms. M
www.msk1ell.blogspot.com

Abby said...

Thanks so much! Great ideas!!! I've already downloaded them :)

ScrapinShana said...

Hi ladies! I recently found your blog and I'm lovin' all these fabulous ideas! If you get a minute, stop by my blog...I've nominated you for a blogger award! =)

www.scrapinshana.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

So cute! :)

Amber said...

Love it! Thank you!! :)

kool kindergarten kids said...

Thank you so much I can't wait to use it!

Kinderglynn said...

This is really cute and a great memory for the little ones! Thanks for sharing!
Donna
http://kinderglynn.blogspot.com/

Sarah Cooley said...

That book idea is FABULOUS!!! Can't wait until Valentine's Day!!!!

Sarah @firstgraderatlast.blogspot.com

NYCecelia said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. It is darling!

Cecelia

http://ilove1stgrade.blogspot.com/

Fuel the Brain said...

I read the idea of making a book. Love the cute printable to make that happen!
Thanks for sharing!!!

Hadar said...

I am going to make a valentine's day book for myself. I always feel guilty throwing my valentine's away...thanks!

KindergartenWorks said...

Hadar, Great idea to keep the guilt away! Thanks for sharing Rachelle!
-Leslie
www.kindergartenworks.blospot.com

Katie said...

i LOVE the Valentine's Book idea! What a great way to create something special out of those valentines!

:) Thanks for sharing!
Katie
www.persnicketypickles.blogspot.com

Ladybug said...

ANOTHER great idea!!!! :) Thanks!

Jenn said...

So cute! I'm definitely going to be using this this year!!! Thank you!!!

Rachelle said...

Thanks for the WONDERFUL comments! If you use this book, please take pictures! I want to see how everyone's book turns out! :)

Janae said...

I've done a book like this in the past, but this one is WAY CUTER! Thanks! :)

mcwill said...

Best idea ever! I did this on Valentine's Day. It took the kids over an hour, they totally read every card and were busy thanking each other and laughing at what they said. I also talked my son's teacher into doing it too and he LOVES his book! This is a keeper!

Diane B said...

This is so simple it's genius! I can't wait to do this with my firsties. I will have them use some of the vocab from the cards to write letters to each other. What fun...thanks for sharing.

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