Valentine's Day Lesson Plan for Elementary

Instructor: Kristen Goode

Kristen has been an educator for 25+ years - as a classroom teacher, a school administrator, and a university instructor. 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.

Materials

Instructions

  • Begin by talking about Valentine's Day.
    • What do students already know about the holiday?
    • What symbols/colors/ideas come to mind at the mention of Valentine's Day?
  • Next, show the video lesson, Valentine's Day Lesson for Kids: Facts & History.
  • Once the video has been shown, discuss:
    • How would you explain the idea of Valentine's Day?
    • Has Valentine's Day always been about the idea of love? Explain.
    • Why do you think so many people are excited to celebrate a holiday like Valentine's Day?
    • Why do you think flowers and chocolates are so popular on Valentine's Day?
    • What types of things would you want to do for your Valentine on Valentine's Day?

Activity

To reinforce learning, guide students through this activity.

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