Saturday, February 16, 2013

Valentine's Day!

Hope you all had a Happy Valentine's day! I know this is late, but maybe you'll find something you can use next year...

Valentine's Day Crafts 

The idea for these cute bees came from A Cupcake for the Teacher. She has a great template HERE.


Click here for my Heart Template and poem.

Math & Literacy Centers 
Here are just a few of our literacy and math stations...

Rainbow Write - Students spin the spinners and write the words using the correct colors.
How Many Heartbeats? - Students sort the pictures by number of syllables, then stamp or color the hearts on the recording sheet.
Sounds of My Heart - Students pick an object out of a container, then either stamp or color the beginning/ending sounds.
Break My Heart - Students break open the hearts and build sight words.
Sweet Sight Words - Students pick a heart, read the word, and write it in the correct column based on how many letters are in the word.
 Write the Room - Students hunt around the room for pictures/words and write them in the boxes.
Sweet Sums of Five/Ten - Students toss a cup of two-color counters, then fill in the five/ten frame and record their work with a drawing and equation.
 Counting by Tens - Students sequence the cards by tens, then cut and paste.
 Lovin' Addition - Students roll the dice and use counters to add. Then they record their equations.
 Add & Cover - Students roll the dice and cover the numeral on their game board. First to fill their board wins!
Connect Four -  In this game, students roll the cube, count the items, and trace the number. First to get four in a row wins!
 Candy Heart Graphing - Students sort and graph candy hearts.
 Measure Your Heart Out - Students measure the treats with cubes or hearts.
More or Less - Each partner chooses a card, then they spin the spinner to see who wins the cards (more or less). The player with the most cards at the end wins. You could also use these cards to play Concentration or Go Fish.
 Pretty Patterns - Students make patterns with hearts, then color them on the recording sheet.

All these activities and more are included in my February Centers Pack! 

I think I just learned how to join a linky party! I'm linking up with Simpson's Superstars to share Valentine's Day ideas! Yay! Go check it out...


  1. wow!! You were super busy last week :) I love those bees...and we did our hands like that in the art station. :)


  2. What is the saying that you have on the back of your heart? Very cute idea!

    1. Thanks! I also got a few emails about the Valentine hearts, so I just uploaded the template and poem (see the link under the picture) :)

  3. Thanks so much for the freebie, I was also wondering what was on the back of the hands. Your bee's are adorable. . .I just pinned it so I can remember for next year. I'm hosting a linky for people to share their Valentine's Day pictures, I'd love for you to link up this post if you have time. Thanks for always creating such wonderful products, I just added your Valentine's pack to my wishlist. Enjoy your weekend.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

    1. Thanks so much. I just linked up! My first link party! Yay! Also, I uploaded the template for the heart with the poem. The link is below the picture :)

  4. I love all of these awesome activities! Do you have a pattern for the BEE Mine craft that you wouldn't mind sharing? I'd love a copy for next year. Thank you

    1. I don't have a template, but A Cupcake for the Teacher has a cute one here:

  5. I LOVE YOUR SITE! Awesome ideas!

  6. Awesome Writing, I really Love Your Website. Really Cool Ideas

  7. nice blog for valentine's day 2016

  8. Valentines day 2016 is coming guys ..lets make it memorable for our valentines

  9. Thanks for sharing great information

  10. Your images are cool ..i like them