Valentine's Day Lesson for Kids: Facts & History


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What was the original purpose of Valentine's Day?

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1. Who is Valentine's Day named for?

2. Who is believed to have declared Valentine's Day an official holiday?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How did Valentine's Day start and how did it officially become a holiday? You will need to be familiar with these kinds of topics in order to successfully complete this quiz/worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For this quiz, you will need to answer questions about:

  • The original purpose of Valentine's Day
  • Who the holiday is named for
  • Who named Valentine's Day an official holiday
  • What a cherub is
  • Which flower is most often given on Valentine's Day

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you get the most important information from the lesson, such as the origins of Valentine's Day
  • Defining key concepts - understand the meaning of certain words, such as cherub
  • Information recall - remember important names, such as who Valentine's Day is named for and who made it an official holiday
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to identify what flower is popular on Valentine's Day

Additional Learning

If you would love to learn more about this holiday, use Valentine's Day Lesson for Kids: Facts & History. The lesson will provide you with information about:

  • What Valentine's Day originally celebrated
  • Who Cupid is and what he represents
  • Popular gifts given on Valentine's Day