Be sure to read to the end to get the free valentine game template!
I love to make the most of Valentine's Day in the classroom! The main reason? A holiday that is devoted to teaching kindness, friendship, caring, love, and compassion. What could be better when working to making a climate of respect in your classroom.
I am always excited to get out my Valentine thematic supplies and move forward with this fun unit that is all about building character and the lifeskill of kindness. Be sure to check out wondergrovekids.org. They have some great Valentine videos that are short and effective. Here is an example of one they have shared for free on youtube.
FREE! To help you celebrate this year, I am offering our original version of the folk song, "There's a Little Wheel Turning in my Heart." Enjoy! And to extend the fun, try out the craftivity to enhance the learning.
Also, enjoy this free song poster for "Bushel and a Peck!"
You will love these cross-curricular thematic supplies!
Thematic Unit Contents:
Speedy Heart: Naming Alphabet Letter Sounds Fluently
Valentine YOYO: Reading Sight Words
Postal Race: Reading and Alphabetizing Names
Valentine Sounds: Blending Sounds Together
Capital Clash: Building Alphabet Letter and Sound Fluency
Vanishing Hearts: Reading Alphabet Letter Sounds Fluently
Vanishing Hearts: Reading CVC Words Fluently
Conversation Hearts: Reading and Writing High-Frequency Words
Sorting Mail: Reading and Writing Various Fonts
Find a Heart: Identifying Numbers
Valentine Count: Making Numbers Equal to 10
Cupcake Wars: Adding and Subtracting on a Number Line Using the Signs + and -.
Draw a Shape: Drawing Shapes
Symmetry: Making a Heart
Candy Heart Graph: Gathering and Interpreting Data
Decorate a Valentine Cookie
Bushel and a Peck
You are my Sunshine
Valentine Word Wall Words
Things I Love
Write a List
Write Word Wall Words
Guided Reading Books
Click here for a pdf version of the valentines that you can use non commercially.
Each Valentine has 50 circles on the main heart. Children roll the die and fill in the circles. When all of the circles are filled, the child wins! The die is attached to the Valentine with tape, and what could be more fun to play with than a die!