Valentine’s Day in the classroom is SO MUCH FUN! After the post-New Year slump, we love to go all out for Valentine’s Day! We start doing Valentine’s Day crafts as soon as February starts so we can decorate the class and build up the Valentine’s Day spirit.
But, with all that time dedicated to Valentine’s Day, we had to find a way to make them tie into our standards. That’s why we created these Valentine’s Day Math and ELA Crafts! Each hands-on activity is aligned to common core standards so your class can celebrate while also reinforcing the necessary skills.
Your students will go crazy over these adorable crafts! Check out our Valentine’s Day crafts below, and score not one but two freebies while you’re here!
Math Crafts for First Grade
Doubles Love Bug – Create these fun “love bugs” to display in your classroom, while giving students practice with adding doubles at the same time!
Counting by Hearts – Count by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s with your class while cutting and pasting a heart chain. Try hanging on student lockers for a fun seasonal display!
Valentine Favorite – This one is always a favorite! Students can ask their classmates and teachers about their favorite Valentine gift, and then record the results on a fun graph. You may want to set up time for students to go to other classrooms to gather even more results!
Robot True or False – Students love these fun Valentine robots – use them to incorporate determining whether equations are true or false.
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ELA Crafts for First Grade
Teddy Bear Sight Words – Practice reading and writing 10 sight words and incorporate them into a teddy bear craft that is perfect for a Valentine’s Day bulletin board!
Cupcake Vowel – Students will practice reading words and sorting between long and short vowels, and will cut and paste on a fun cupcake craft.
Parts of Speech Hearts – Students will read words and identify if they are nouns, verbs or adjectives and graph results.
Valentine Syllables Bouquet – Identify the number of syllables in Valentine’s themed words and then cut and paste to make an adorable bouquet of flowers. As a bonus, students can practice writing these words in a corresponding activity.
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Math Crafts for Second Grade
Valentine Skip Counting – Get practice with skip counting by 5’s involving numbers 1-1000.
Love Bug Even/Odd – Students will identify numbers 1-20 and determine if they are even/odd, sorting their hearts on a love bug!
Valentine’s Day Word Problems – Students will solve over 10 word problems that involve concepts including time, money and addition/subtraction. Then, they store their hearts in a Valentine envelope.
“Bee Mine” Shape Hunt – Search for different shapes within the heart, and graph the results on an adorable bee craft.
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We love to see these crafts in action! Send us a picture at [email protected] or tag us in your pictures on social media! Happy Valentine’s Day!