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St Valentine's Day teaching resources

Resources | Published 1 February, 2011

Love is a passion that has taken men to war, changed the course of English history and inspired some of our greatest works of literature. Explore this very human condition and the origins of St Valentine’s Day with this timely collection of free lesson ideas, assemblies and activities shared by the TES Connect teaching community.

Assemblies

The story of St Valentine

This free PowerPoint presentation is useful for an assembly and a discussion on the origins of the St Valentine’s Day celebration.

Valentine’s Day assembly

Learn about St Valentine’s Day traditions around the world and the meaning behind the special day.

History of St Valentine’s Day

This PowerPoint presentation includes simple background information on Valentine’s Day.


Activities

Valentine’s Day colouring cards

Roses are red/ Yellow’s the sun/ These pages to colour/ Will prove lots of fun!

Fun facts about Valentine’s Day

Learn some interesting information about Valentine’s Day with this quick quiz activity.

Valentine’s Wordsearch

Print this simple wordsearch for your class and see if they can find all of the Valentine’s vocab.

Valentine’s Day card design

This printable template is for pupils to use in their design of a St Valentine’s Day card.

Valentine’s linguistics

This compilation of language puzzles is perfect for a quick Valentine’s starter.

Valentine’s Day crossword

Use this puzzle activity from the Encyclopaedia Britannica to learn about Valentine’s Day.


Maths

St Valentine’s Day card- area and perimeter

Find the area and perimeter of the heart design, plus find the percentage of the card that is taken up.

French

Matching exercise for Valentine’s Day

Encourage pupils to write a poem in French for Valentine’s Day plus a matching exercise to prepare the poem.

Valentine’s listening: BBC Ma Langue

For a great listening activity, try this transcript to go with the video on BBC Ma Langue.

The future tense (le future)

Revise the future tense in French with this worksheet including a poem to be changed from present to future.


Spanish

Valentine’s day Spanish

This printable list of phrases will enable students to compile a Valentine’s card.

Spanish love-letter scaffold

Students will have fun writing mushy love letters to each other in Spanish and then translating them.


German

German logic puzzle for Valentine’s day

After reading the clues you should be able to work out who is going out with who!

Ein Valentinsgedicht

This free PowerPoint presentation will get pupils to create their own “poems” for Valentine’s Day.

German vocabulary for Valentine’s Day

Teach your class some essential vocabulary for Valentine’s Day in Germany.


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  • There's also a Valentine's Day assembly from your friends at TrueTube! It explores the origins of Valentine's Day and the meaning of love. There are some games, a short film and a PowerPoint presentation. Enjoy.

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    14:07
    10 February, 2011

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