Valentine Thematic Unit Kindergarten & Free Song

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!"


Thematic Activities

You will love these cross-curricular thematic supplies!

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Thematic Unit Contents: 

Literacy Activities

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

Math Activities

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

Art Projects

Valentine Animals

Valentine Mouse

Valentine Puzzle

Kitchen Science

Sweetheart Pudding

Decorate a Valentine Cookie

Songs

My Friend

Love Dust

Bushel and a Peck

You are my Sunshine

Writing

Valentine Word Wall Words

Writing Prompts:

My Friends

Things I Love

I Can:

Label It

Write a List

Write Word Wall Words

Guided Reading Books

My Valentine

What people are saying...

Great ideas. Looking forward to implementing this unit.
Great lessons as always!
Another month, another great unit! My class is going to love the hiding number games with the cups. Thanks for the clear photos with the Valentine crafts. I can print the photos up for classroom volunteers to easily follow. Thanks!
Such good center activities

Great Supplementary Products

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And don't forget the quality literature!


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!