#CelebratewithDE – Valentine’s Day

Looking for something sweet to do with your classes on Valentine’s Day? Start with our Content Collection featuring curated resources from our curriculum team to engage students, and then try some of our special activities to help them celebrate.


Discovery Education Valentine’s Day Content Collection
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Content Collection

 
 

Holiday Kids: All About Valentine’s Day
(Canadian Subscribers)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades 3-5, 6-8, Full Video

Explore the history and traditions of the Valentine’s Day holiday. This program explains how the holiday originated over two thousand years ago in Rome as the festival of Lupercalia. The festival was re-named to honor the Christian priest Saint Valentine and became associated with romance in the middle ages. The history of Valentine’s Day celebrations in the United States is discussed, valentine-themed jokes are shared, and modern holiday celebrations for school children are described.

 

Ready Set Learn with Paz: A World of Friends: Valentine’s Day for Paz
(Canadian Subscribers)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades K-2, Video Segment

VALENTINE’S DAY POEMS: Watch this segment about Paz, the cutest little penguin, and the Valentine’s Day poems he made up for his friends. Write one of the poems Paz recited on the board so the students can use it as an example and invite your students to create Valentine’s Day poems for others. Give them the poem starter from the video and let them pick a recipient: “A Valentine poem for my __________ (friend +name, mom, brother/sister, principal, cat, etc.)…” and have them write the poems. Then, encourage them to recite the poems to the recipients.

 

Cat Valentine, Clown Valentine
(Canadian subscribers, Canadian subscribers)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades K-2, 3-5, Clip Art

VALENTINE’S DAY CARDS FOR EVERYONE: Using clip art as examples, have your students draw a favorite character and create greetings using alliteration or puns. Make a class gallery or have students place the cards into a basket, shake it up, and have each student pick one card to take home.

 

Grade 05: Area of Irregular Figures
(Canadian Subscribers)
Discovery Education Streaming, Math Techbook
Grades 3-5, Math Overview

MATH LOVE: How in the world can you measure the size of the heart? With guidance from an irregular figure math overview, of course. Challenge your students to draw hearts on graph paper and measure the areas. What shape and style of a heart covers the most area: a tall one, a wide one? Have some fun with math love this Valentine’s Day!

 

Discoveries America: Missouri: Hallmark Cards
(Canadian Subscribers)
Discovery Education Streaming, Social Studies Techbook, Science Techbook
Grades 6-8, 9-12, Video Segment

PROFESSIONAL VALENTINE’S DAY CARDS: Watch this short video about the history of Hallmark Cards and some of the jobs that are part of producing the famous cards. Then, invite students to create cards for each other (or family and friends) using various genres, such as humorous or sentimental. Students may create their cards individually or may form teams to mimic the structure at Hallmark: a writer, an illustrator, and a crafter.


Looking for more Valentine’s Day resources? Check out this post from our archives with more classroom suggestions.

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