Valentine's Day Lesson Plan for Elementary

Instructor: Kristen Goode

Kristen has worked in Elementary Education since 1993 - both as a classroom teacher and administrator. She holds a doctorate in Education Leadership.

Most people know that Valentine's Day is a holiday, but what is it all about? In this lesson plan, students learn about St. Valentine as well as the symbols of Valentine's Day and play a matching game.

Learning Objectives

By the conclusion of this activity, students will:

  • Describe Valentine's Day
  • Understand the original purpose of Valentine's Day
  • Know who declared Valentine's Day a holiday

Length

30-45 minutes

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.1

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.

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