Top 3 Valentine's Day Activities


Is your classroom décor working in lots of extra pink, purple, and red this month? Is it covered in hearts? Have you started sending home notes about certain cards that students will be passing out?

Valentines day will be here before you know it!

I am getting excited about planning a fun filled Valentine's day for my kids! Here are my top 3 favorite things to do with my kids in February!


LOTS of candy heart fun! Candy hearts are one of my favorite manipulatives to use in February. It is CANDY so the kids are excited (even if they taste like chalk) and there are soooo many ways you can use them!

I have been using these measurement ideas from Mom to 2 Posh Divas for a few years now and it is a hit with the kids every time! 

They can use the hearts to practice estimating and determining height, length, area, and perimeter of a shape using the hearts

Weight

Here is one of my students using a balance scale to determine how many candy hearts equal the same weight as a given Valentine (a decorated envelope with objects in it) 


Sort and Graph

There are a ton of really cute sort and graph candy heart products on TPT! I am using this freebie from Sarah E Masters with my kids.


You can also use the in science:

Dancing Candy Hearts
click picture to see original post and directions


Candy Hearts Reactions
click picture to see original post and directions




http://www.firefliesandmudpies.com/2015/01/06/rainbow-heart-suncatchers/


and this





Last but not least, I couldn't get through February without these workstations full of L*O*V*E




These activities (and more) can be found in this Mega Math and Literacy Pack 




Okay so I will admit, that was more like 3 categories instead of 3 things. I am sorry, I just LOVE this holiday!!!

Now I want to see YOUR top 3 Valentine's Day classroom favorites! Link up below!

LINK UP RULES

1. Your top 3 can be a pictures, a few words, or even a whole paragraph! All I ask is that you stick to this weeks theme. :)
2.  Link back to this site so that other know where to find your fabulous ideas!
3. You can link up your Top 3 Thursday post any day of the week but Thursday will be the most common day.
4. Read at least 2 other posts that have linked up and leave them a little love on their blog!

PS: Here are the upcoming Top 3 Thursday themes for the month of February!




4 comments

  1. Thank you for hosting this! I am so excited to be able to be part of it! I love your ideas! Trying to figure out how I can adapt some of them to third grade! I do love the window hearts! My kids would enjoy that for sure!

    Blessings,
    Becky
    CookingUpSuccess

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for hosting such a fun and great link up! I loved reading all about your Valentine's ideas - I love the heart craft! We love making things like that and putting them up on our class windows to catch the light! Your candy jar idea is amazing - that would be such a hit with our kiddos! Thanks for sharing your fun ideas! :)

    Teaching Autism

    ReplyDelete
  3. I absolutely love the Candy Hearts Science activity! I definitely plan on using this for our special Valentines Day party at our child care facility! Thanks for sharing this and all of your other awesome activities. I especially love the stations. This was fun!

    http://www.buzzingthrulife.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I checked out your cards and they are all ADORABLE! Thank you for sharing and thanks for linking up!

      Delete

Back to Top