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Valentine's Day 2023 Teaching Resources

Get your classroom Valentine's Day ready with classroom decor, activities, printable cards, and more ways to celebrate this heartfelt day with your students! This teaching resource collection was created by the teachers of Teach Starter — so you know every printable, every worksheet, and every craft has been designed with teachers in mind! Looking for Valentine's Day vocabulary words? How about Valentine maths activities or templates to bring the February holiday into your reading rotations? Yup, we've got you covered! Many of the resources are even curriculum-aligned!

When Is Valentine's Day 2023?

You probably know by now that the event is celebrated on the 14th of February, but is Valentine's Day on a school day this year? The answer is a resounding yes — it's a Tuesday in 2023, and since it's not a public holiday, that means many schools will be open. It also means you'd best be ready for chocolate, card exchanges, and hugs from younger students this year.

How to Celebrate Valentine's Day at School

Not sure how to incorporate the Valentine celebration into your classroom this school year, or if it's even appropriate? Our teacher team has put together a primer on making this lovely holiday a lesson you'll love! While Valentine's Day is primarily associated with romantic love, you will likely want to focus on themes of kindness, friendship, and community, rather than romantic relationships. Ultimately, it depends on the school's culture, tradition, and your preference. You may opt instead to celebrate Library Lover's Day which falls at the same time! Here are a few ideas for activities you could do with your students:
  1. Create Valentine's Day cards: Have your students create homemade Valentine's Day cards for their classmates. They can decorate the cards with stickers, drawings, or cut-out hearts.
  2. Make a class valentine: Have your students work together to create a large Valentine's Day card for the class. They can use construction paper, glitter, and other craft supplies to decorate it.
  3. Have a Valentine's Day party: Plan a small party for your students, complete with Valentine's Day decorations, snacks, and games. You could play a game of 'Heart Hunt'where students search for hearts hidden around the classroom or have a dance party to Valentine's Day-themed music.
  4. Valentine's Day writing prompts: Give your students writing prompts related to Valentine's Day, such as 'What I love about my best friend' or 'Why I love my family.' Encourage them to share their writing with the class.
  5. Talk about emotions: Valentine's Day can be a great opportunity to teach children about emotions like love, kindness, and empathy. You could have a class discussion about what love means and how to show it, or read a book about friendship and discuss the themes.
It's important to keep in mind that Valentine's Day can also be a tough time for some students. Make sure to foster a positive and inclusive classroom environment and encourage children to treat each other with kindness and respect.
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