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1-2-3 Come Do Some Valentine's Day Activities With Me

I had so much fun making things with candy hearts on Monday,  that I thought I'd make a few more things for today.   If you missed the article, simply scroll down.  As usual, my brain was going a zillion miles an hour of what other things I could do with the candy heart generator.

candy heart activities, daily 5 word work activities for february, daily 5 activities for valentines day, candy heart games, candy heart centers, color word activities, contraction activities, valentines day certificates, 100 ways to say I love you, valentine word searches, valentine word finds, valentine crossword puzzles, how many words can you make using the letters in valentinesOne of the things I made was a set of candy heart color cards.  The colors are just the 7 in the box, but sometimes its nice to limit things, especially for younger children.  The favorite color and favorite flavor candy heart graphs from yesterday, will compliment these activities. 

Print; laminate and trim to make Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has" games.  I've also included a cover, if you want your students to make an Itty Bitty Candy Heart Color booklet.  Click on the link to view/download the Candy Heart Color Cards.

candy heart activities, daily 5 word work activities for february, daily 5 activities for valentines day, candy heart games, candy heart centers, color word activities, contraction activities, valentines day certificates, 100 ways to say I love you, valentine word searches, valentine word finds, valentine crossword puzzles, how many words can you make using the letters in valentinesContraction activities are often requested, so I thought I'd make a set of those, using 61 contractions

Students match the word cards to their contractions.  You could also have children choose several cards and then write what the contraction or words are, depending on which ones they picked.  Click on the link to view/download the Conversation Heart Contraction Cards. 

candy heart activities, daily 5 word work activities for february, daily 5 activities for valentines day, candy heart games, candy heart centers, color word activities, contraction activities, valentines day certificates, 100 ways to say I love you, valentine word searches, valentine word finds, valentine crossword puzzles, how many words can you make using the letters in valentinesSwitching gears, I wanted to design a few quick Daily 5 word work activities with a valentine theme. 

How many words can you make using the letters in the word valentines?  Challenge your students to work independently or in small groups.  Set a timer, or let teams work on their lists throughout the day. 

I came up with a whopping 312 words!  When everyone has shared their list, share mine and highlight any that students don't know.

Give some to each team and have them look the words up, and then share their results with the class. I've also included several certificates of praise. Click on the link to view/download the Valentine Word Challenge. 

candy heart activities, daily 5 word work activities for february, daily 5 activities for valentines day, candy heart games, candy heart centers, color word activities, contraction activities, valentines day certificates, 100 ways to say I love you, valentine word searches, valentine word finds, valentine crossword puzzles, how many words can you make using the letters in valentinesA Valentine Word Search is also a fun way to practice spelling, and build vocabulary.  This one has 22 familiar words associated with Valentine's Day, an answer key, plus several links for students to play valentine word searches online, as well as a list of quite a few sites for them to do valentine crossword puzzles

Including a site where they can make up their own crossword puzzle to share with their classmates.  Click on the link to view/download the Valentine Word Find packet.

candy heart activities, daily 5 word work activities for february, daily 5 activities for valentines day, candy heart games, candy heart centers, color word activities, contraction activities, valentines day certificates, 100 ways to say I love you, valentine word searches, valentine word finds, valentine crossword puzzles, how many words can you make using the letters in valentinesFinally, I enjoyed making a list of 100+ ways to say "I love you!" in different languages. Challenge your students to each learn 1 or 2. 

These would be fun to include in a valentine card students make for their families, or as a jumpstart to having students do some computer research and find 3-5 facts about one of the countries listed.  Click on the link to view/download 100 Ways To Say "I love you." 

candy heart activities, daily 5 word work activities for february, daily 5 activities for valentines day, candy heart games, candy heart centers, color word activities, contraction activities, valentines day certificates, 100 ways to say I love you, valentine word searches, valentine word finds, valentine crossword puzzles, how many words can you make using the letters in valentinesThat's it for today.  Thanks for visiting.  Feel free to PIN away. 

"Study without desire, spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in." -Leonardo da Vinci

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