I love to use this time of year to extend the holiday season of showing kindness to one another. Kids always seem to act kind of funny and embarrassed when handing out valentines. This is a fun way to kindness to one another without the awkward valentine's sayings!
Activities in this pack:
-Give a Heart: Students have a sheet with 2 hearts on their desk. Each student is given a heart sheet to write something nice about a person. They cut out the hearts and paste/tape them onto the persons sheet.
-Conversation Hearts: Use the heart to make a bulletin board, class book, or locker tag. Students use the heart to write personal messages to each other or another loved one.
-Send a Flower: Students design and color a flower. They will then cut the flower out and deliver it to somebody in the school. On the back, they will write a kind message to that person.
-Rhyme Time: Students will come up with their own valentine's rhyme.
-Kindness Chain: Print chains off on astrobrights or construction paper. Students will write down acts of kindness they have seen today or will do today. Complete the chains to make a decoration for your room!
-Design a Heart: Students will think of a person to give their paper to. They will color and draw on the hearts something that reminds them of that person. On the back they will write a personal message and explain why they drew the pictures the way they did.
-Fix a Broken Heart: Students will write on the two sides of a broken heart something they saw that was not kind or not the right choice. On the whole heart, they will write what the person should have done to show kindness.
-Send a Sweet Tweet: Students will send out a "tweet" on the iphone to somebody in the school.
-Thanks a Bunch: Color and cut out a heart and write a personal message on the back. Deliver the heart to the person without them knowing as a surprise!
-Penny Kindness: Parent letter and sheet for a Penny War. The sheet is used for the students to record who or where they would like to donate the money they raised.
-Heart in a Bucket: Similar to "Drop in a Bucket" but instead of dropping in water droplets, students will be dropping in hearts.
-Find a New Friend: Friend survey to pair students up so that they work with somebody new for an activity.
-Candy Kindness: Students design their own flavor of a kiss or hug candy with a person in mind. Then, they will explain on the back why they chose that flavor for that person.
-Acts of Kindness: Students will record acts of kindness that can be done throughout the day. When a student sees one being done, they move the card to the board. Once the class collects a certain number of "Acts of Kindness" you have a celebration!
I hope this will make your valentine celebrations more meaningful!