♥Valentine's Ideas Galore♥

I using holidays to disguise learning and Valentine's Day is no exception. Enjoy these ideas on how to sprinkle some sweet FUN into your homeschool week!

I like creating small packets of Valentine's printables for independent review activities. My kids enjoy taking a break from their regular assignments, yet they are still learning and reviewing concepts so it's a win-win for all! Here are my favorite FREE printables, games, and activities.
One thing I have learned in twenty years of teaching is that kids  activities that involve food, especially candy! Here are several learning activities you can do with conversation hearts.

One example is you can use your hearts as markers for Bingo. I printed off the BINGO cards from my favorite free BINGO card generator site.

 If you haven't tried shaving cream art, PLEASE do. Your kids will {heart} it!

Did you know that Valentine's Day is more than chocolates, cards, and candy hearts? I read The Story of St. Valentine to my kids and we learned why we celebrate St. Valentine's life on February 14th (the actual date Valentine was persecuted in the year 269). It's a day we can remember St. Valentine and how he told told the emperor and others about Jesus, how he married couples with secret ceremonies in the woods, and how he loved no other god but God alone while refusing to worship Roman gods. Learning about his courageous life makes celebrating Valentine's Day much more meaningful.

Since chocolate and Valentine's Day go hand-in-hand, Homemade Magic Shell is perfect to use for a Valentine's Day treat! This is so yummy!

Heart Art is one of my favorite Valentine's art projects because it allows children to be creative with hearts, and you'll never see two projects that are exactly the same. 

My Heart is Like a Zoo is a terrific book to compliment this art project.
I have my children recite this adorable poem for Valentine's. My Mother's Chocolate Valentine by Jack Prelutsky.

X's & O's is a variation of my absolute favorite dice game to practice multiplication facts. I call the game X's & O's since those letters represent hugs and kisses.
Valentine's Tissue Paper Art make beautiful decorations to display.
Below is one my oldest son made ten years ago, and I still decorate each year with it.

A friend of mine did this cute Valentine's writing activity with her children.

If you missed my post on these technology treats make sure to check out Valentine's Day Games, Stories, Apps, and More!


And my last treat to share is for all you incredible homeschool chicks! Annie and I recorded this radio program on Love last Valentine's Day, and it's about transforming your teaching and parenting with the Teaching with the Fruit of the Spirit study. It's a mini-study to motivate, encourage and inspire you to be the BEST parent you are intended to be!

Click on play below. (Just make sure to open a separate page if you decide to go blog-hopping while listening to the program.)

Here is the scripture that Annie and I placed around our homes to help our families learn it. You can grab a copy by clicking on the image below.
If you made it to the end of this mega-post, I'm very impressed! Wishing you a fun week that is filled with lots of hugs and kisses.☺

Happy Valentine's week!


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