If you are a teacher, you home school or just looking for some Valentine writing activities to do this year with your kids here is a great one! Easy Valentine’s Day creative writing activity for the classroom.
Valentine’s Day is fun to celebrate in the classroom, and at home. When I was teaching and this day came around I thought outside of the box on how I could integrate the well known candy hearts into a few Valentine writing activities, and the kids loved it! It is cheap + you can make it into a group activity or individual project that will get their creative juices flowing. (originally published 1/14)
Supplies are writing paper or construction paper, pencils or white crayons, small candy hearts and glue. I was teaching 2nd grade at the time I came up with this so I used lined paper similar to the one you see here above, but you could easily change it to construction paper with or without lines on it (it is a fun activity after all so it doesn’t have to be formal), and could even give them black construction paper with a white crayon to do their sentences with.
You can incorporate your latest lesson(s) into this project such as the one below where you may be working on quotes, and you have them incorporate the saying on the heart into a quote, question, statement or whatever you are working on at the time. I went so far as having my more advanced students in the class incorporate the heart sayings into a paragraph, making sure it made sense with the phrases they had to work with.
I would quickly go through the hearts before handing out a pile to each student. The reason I say this is nowadays they have a few that may be inappropriate for younger kids to use in their writing (hot stuff etc….).
It doesn’t take much time, but worth it just to browse through them. Dixie cups are handy to use for this project if you have them on hand.