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Free Valentine’s Day Unit Study

by | Jan 7, 2021 | curriculum, holidays, social studies | 3 comments

Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14th of each year. This free unit study is a great way to teach your children more about Valentine’s Day. The unit is mostly designed for elementary-aged children, but your entire family will enjoy going through this study together. The unit includes information about the history of Valentine’s Day, as well as lessons and activities covering Valentine-themed science, math, literature, writing, crafts, and more. You may choose to do all of the lessons and activities in a single day, taking the day off from your regular studies, or spread the unit study out over several days leading up to Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day History

Watch one of these videos to learn about Saint Valentine and the history of Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day Writing

Have your children complete one of these copywork or poetry writing assignments.

  • Valentine’s Day Copywork – Over 50 pages of manuscript and cursive copywork to choose from. The copywork includes scripture and famous quotes about love.
  • Valentine’s Day Acrostic Poem Activity – Acrostic poem writing worksheet using the word “heart.” This printable is good for lower elementary.
  • Valentine’s Day Poetry – Students read a Valentine’s Day poem and then write their own poem with the same rhyme scheme. This printable is good for upper elementary and middle school.

Valentine’s Day Stories

Watch and listen to a read-aloud of one (or more) of the following storybooks.

Valentine’s Day Science

Complete a science experiment or STEM project using candy hearts.

Valentine’s Day Math

Do a math activity using candy hearts.

  • Candy Heart Math Printables (Pre-K to 1st) – These printables use candy hearts in counting, sorting, graphing, and pattern activities.
  • Candy Heart Math Graphing (2nd & 3rd) – These math worksheets use candy hearts to practice estimation, counting, sorting, tallies, pie graph, bar graph, and analyzing data.
  • Valentine Candy Heart Math Freebie (4th & 5th) – This printable provides practice with fractions, decimals, percents, mean, median, and mode using candy hearts.

Valentine’s Day Crafts

Make one of these Valentine’s Day crafts with your children.

  • Heart Suncatcher Craft – This simple craft uses contact paper and colored tissue paper to make a suncatcher. It’s perfect for younger kids.
  • Heart String Art – For this craft, you’ll need string or twine, a small piece of wood, hammer, nails, and the free template provided. This craft is better for older children. Younger children could do it too if you hammer the nails for them.

If crafting isn’t your thing, print out some cute coloring sheets instead at Shutterfly or Doodle Art Alley.

Valentine’s Day Treats

Choose one of these tasty and cute treats to make together.

Valentine’s Cards

Make Valentine’s Cards for friends and family. This year especially, it’d also be nice to make cards for nursing home residents and shut-ins. Because of the pandemic, many have not been able to have visitors or hardly even leave their rooms in nearly a year. While you likely can’t visit them in person, receiving a card in the mail would help them know that someone cares. Valentine’s cards are also a fun way to show appreciation to healthcare workers, police, firefighters, pastors, grocery store employees, mail carriers, and others in your community.

Community Service

Valentine’s Day is a great time to show love for your community. In addition to making cards for people who may be feeling lonely or unappreciated, your family could donate to a food bank, pick up trash in a park, do yardwork for a neighbor, or put together care kits for the homeless. The possibilities are endless.

Free Valentine's Day Unit Study

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