Valentine’s Day activities that are hands on, fun, and keep your kiddos learning? Yes, please! Here are some of my all time favorite Valentine’s Activities that are teacher and student approved! I also have some FREE student gift tags for you as well at the end of this post!
Valentine’s Day STEM- Candy Heart Science
This Valentine’s Day STEM challenge is PERFECT for Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade (maybe even 3rd grade too) because students will work together, problem solve, and use their math, science, and engineering skills! Plus, it’s simple for you to prep and highly engaging!
The premise of the challenge is this: 3 animals have written love letters to their loves, but Cupid just had his wings waxed in preparation for Valentine’s Day and can’t fly to pick them up. The letters are coded, so students must work together to crack the code and figure out which animal sent the letter. Then, students must use the materials Cupid provided (tape and conversation hearts) to make a raft that will carry the love letter to Love Island where Cupid is currently located.
Students will ONLY use the candy hearts and tape to make the boat, so the only needed materials are candy hearts, tape, and a bin filled with water!
Once students create their design, they get to test it out! I’ve also included extension activities and an explanation of what makes a raft float or sink.
Dissolving Candy Science Experiment
Here’s another candy experiment for those left over conversation hearts! Students will observe to see which liquid dissolves the candy hearts quicker- hot water, cold water, soda, or juice.
You can also have students test chocolate candy versus candy hearts OR come up with their own experiment where they choose from different liquids and candy to test!
Letter Writing Craftivity
During holidays, I like to review skills because it’s a chance to do it in a fun way! One of my favorite Valentine’s activities is to have my students practice letter writing by making letter people!
I also love to review those key skills on Valentine’s day like nouns, verbs, inferring, ABC order, and reading comprehension!
I also love to throw in some fun writing practice and reading comprehension skills with fun Valentine’s read alouds! Students are already excited, so I find it helpful to just jump into the V-Day fun full force.
I also like to review math skills like addition, subtraction, and skip counting.
Target Inspired Valentine’s Gifts
And, of course, I love to give my students a little something to celebrate Valentine’s Day. I created these FREE gift tags to go along with these adorable Target slime and bubble gifts! I try to stick to non-food items, and these are both sure to be a hit. Click the picture above to download these editable freebies!