Books to Read

The Night Before Valentine's Day

The Night Before Valentine's Day

Snow Valentines

Snow Valentines  (A Harry & Emily Adventure Holiday House Reader, Level 2) (Holiday House Reader)

Clifford's First Valentine's Day

Clifford's First Valentine's Day (Clifford)

Arthur's Valentine

Arthur's Valentine (Arthur Adventure Series)

Won't You Be My Kissaroo?

Won't You Be My Kissaroo?

Franklin Says I Love You

Franklin Says I Love You (Franklin)

Clifford's Valentines

Clifford's Valentines (Clifford)

The Day it Rained Hearts

The Valentine Bears



Center Activities

ABC Match

Cut out red, white, and pink hearts. Then label each heart with an uppercase and a lowercase letter on each half of the hearts. Then have hearts laminated. Cut hearts in half. Children need to match uppercase to lowercase.


Write a poem on a piece of tagboard or chart paper. Read the poem together in class often. Then provide paper with the poem also written on the bottom portion of page. Allow children to draw a picture to go with the poem on the top portion of page.

Collect poems from each month to create a poetry book, or put poems in a Memory book for students to take home at end of year.

File Folder Games

Provide file folder games relating to Valentine's Day for children to complete.

An example can be found at this website::

Preschool Printables

Or you can make up one of your own.


Sorting activity

Using candy conversation hearts, provide a sheet with hearts on it. Have children sort hearts into groups by color. To extend the activity provide a sheet to write how many of each color they had, and then graph it onto a bar graph. Compare with other students to see how similar or different their graphs are.

Candy Hearts

Provide a cup of candy hearts and a sheet of blank hearts for students to write messages onto the blank hearts. Students will pick a heart a copy the message onto their sheet. Then color the hearts.






Art Activities

Valentine Wreath

Cut out the center of a large paper plate. Attach red, white, and pink hearts to the ring to make a wreath. I encouraged my students to try and make a pattern with the colors they chose to use.

Heart Creatures

I have done this art project with 1st graders, but not Kindergarten.

Each child cuts out an assortment of large, small and medium sized hearts. Then try to create an animal from the hearts.

I found a similar idea at this website:

Kids Domain

Valentine Handprint

Paint the children's hands with pink or red or white paint. Keep their fingers together, and press onto paper in the shape of a heart. Write this poem underneath:








Mrs. Ballingall's Valentine's Theme

KinderTeacher Valentine's Ideas

KinderThemes Valentine Page

Mrs. LaBoon's Valentine Theme

abcteach Valentine page

Virtual Vine Valentine's Day

Mrs. Fischer Valentine page

Little Giraffe's Valentine page

Teaching Heart Valentine

KinderKorner Valentine

Bee Happy Teaching Valentine

Mrs. Stewart Valentine Unit

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