Make February 14 a special day with activities and lesson plans that extend Valentine's Day into academic subject areas. We have plenty of printables, slideshows, worksheets, quizzes, and art projects that will make all your students feel included in this holiday of romantic and platonic love. Included are printable books for teachers, card-making projects, information on the history of the holiday, and other resources that reach across the curriculum. There is plenty for your students to enjoy!

Printables
These resources can be used to increase learning and have fun on Valentine's Day. Several skill building activities are included along with Valentine-themed puzzles.
Slideshows
Our Slideshow galleries highlight various resources for Valentine's Day including printable activities, movies and literature.
Lesson Plans
Use our Lesson Plan resources to add to your Valentine's Day activities with card-making and teaching the ancient art of making paper.
References
Discuss the origins of Valentine's Day or which messages are written on candy hearts when you use our References information in your classroom.
Winter Resources & Activities
Choose from our Winter Resources and Activities, such as making a thermometer or weather station, to add to or extend student learning in the winter months.
Art Activities & Projects
Use these creative activities on Valentine's Day. Making paper in the ancient tradition and creating Valentine's Day cards, as well as reading a fun passage with its own activities will keep the fun going.
Reading & Language Arts Activities
Help your students learn more about Valentine's Day with fun and interesting activities such as scrambled words or word search games and much more.
Social Studies Activities
Extend students' learning with these printable pages. Activities include vocabulary building, a writing exercise, and a holiday/month match-up page.
Other Winter Holidays
Our favorite resources for the Winter Holidays cover many celebrations with numerous activities to enhance student learning in your classroom.

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Top Valentine's Day Printables for K-8

Celebrate Valentine's Day this February with one or all of our favorite printable activities. There are plenty of lesson plans, art activities, and other resources for you to enjoy with your class. Encourage your students to practice their creative writing skills, make homemade Valentines to exchange with their classmates, solve math problems, and more!

Romantic Couples Through the Ages

Pierre Marie
by Maya Cohen

Who says romance is dead? These dynamic duos have kept love alive throughout history. This Valentine's Day see if you and your sweetie stack up to these amorous couples, and revive your appreciation for your other half by taking a lesson in love.

Romantic Couples in Literature

Romeo and Juliet
by Maya Cohen

Do you prefer fictional romance to the real thing? If so, snuggle up this Valentine's Day with some seductive stories, and immerse yourself in tales of literary love.

Top 10 Valentine's Day Movies for the Lovestruck

Best Valentines Day Movies, Roman Holiday
Celebrate Valentine's Day with some true romance classics. These movies have it all: great acting, witty dialogue, lots of sparks, and, of course, true love! So snuggle up with a loved one and celebrate the day at home with great movies.

How Do I Love Thee?

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being an ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose

St. Valentine's Day

The origins of St. Valentine's Day are not known; however, there are several different martyrs named Saint Valentine mentioned in legends. The Roman priest named Valentine, who died circa 270, was imprisoned because of his Christian beliefs. At that time, Roman emperors mandated that people believe in Roman gods. The story says that Valentine was put to death on February 14 and signed his farewell note "From Your Valentine."

Cupid, and Other Classical Myths

Cupid (or Amor) is the son of Venus (goddess of love) and either Mars or Mercury. This ancient Roman god of love is commonly represented as a winged, naked, infant boy with a bow and quiver of arrows. Cupid appears in many myths and is best known for shooting arrows at gods and humans that make them fall in love. The name Cupid comes from the Latin word cupido, which means "desire."

Students may be interested in learning about Eros, Cupid's counterpart in Greek mythology.