In need of some last minute Valentine’s Day lesson ideas? These quick-and-easy Valentine’s Day centers to the rescue! Just submit your email here to receive the entire Valentine’s Day bundle, including everything you need to set up four math and four literacy centers.
These Valentine’s Day centers are designed for Grades 1–2, but they include accommodations and extensions for younger and older kids, too.
Here’s what you’ll find inside
Box of Friendly Chocolates
This activity encourages students to write compliments about one another on cute, candy-shaped cutouts. Post the compliments in a giant candy box to display!
Make Your Own Friendly Handshake
In this activity, students practice sequencing and communication by designing their own friendly handshake.
Make a Love Bug for a Friend
For this activity, students interview a classmate to find out what kind of “love bug” they would like. Then, they make the love bug using the included cutouts—plus their own creativity.
Practice friendship-related vocabulary and spelling words with this friendly game of tic-tac-toe!
In My Heart Number Sentences
For this activity, students pour out a cup of counters and practice making number sentences with them.
In this twist on the classic game, students work with a friend to roll dice, create number sentences, and cross out the answer on their Bingo boards.
Give Me Five
Invite students to roll a die, give that many high fives to a friend, and then work to find out how many fingers they gave total.
For this activity, students get a quick glimpse of a 10-frame or 100s chart, and have to identify how many hearts are there based on their numeracy skills.