February 7, 2020
If you haven’t noticed the copious amounts of red and pink hearts, chocolates, and flowers in the stores yet, Valentine’s Day is next week! Although this holiday might not seem so important to most, you can provide a fun approach to it with different activities for your students! My School Dance has a list of 5 activities that we narrowed down as our top picks. Here they are:
- Organizations-Split your class up into groups of 5-7 students. Have each group pick an organization such as a senior living facility, a homeless shelter, a boys and girls club, etc. They then can create some Valentine craft to give to this organization and brighten their day.
- Sweetheart Dance-Have your students host a Valentine’s Day dance. You can fundraise for it and donate your earnings to a local charity!
- Lunch Dates-Have your students invite a special someone such as a family member, parent, guardian, role model, etc. to a school luncheon. It’ll be a nice chance for the students to celebrate the holiday of love with their loved ones.
- Student Names-Send each student home with a list of the student’s names in their class. Then have them write one nice thing about each student. The next day have them go around and pass each of their comments to the other students.
- Arts&Crafts-Have your students create some type of craft or an artwork. Then, have them write a compliment or something nice about another teacher, administrator, custodian, or other faculty at the school. On Valentine’s Day, have them delivered to each person.
These are just a few of our top favorite activities that you can implement with any age level. Plus, a lot of these activities don’t require a lot, if any, money to do them. You can use a lot of the supplies that you already have to do these! Choose which activity works best for you and your students and let us know how it goes!