Besides Halloween, Valentine's Day is at the top of the list when it comes to kids' favorite holidays. Thinking about trading cards and candy gets them really excited the days leading up to the holiday. As teachers, we know 'if we can't beat them, join them' is the way to go. The best way to do this is to come up with Valentine's activities for upper elementary students that will not only engage them but help you continue with your curriculum.
Here is a list lessons that work in my classroom, so I've adapted them into a Valentine's Day theme. I'm hopeful that you will find some ELA activities here that you will enjoy using with your students.
Picture books and read alouds are a great way to bring a classroom community together, and Valentine's Day is a perfect day to share books about friendship, love, and kindness. Here are a few Valentine's Day books for upper elementary students that you can read aloud this February.