Valentine's Day Word Search, Color, and Write: "Pattern Picture"

Valentine's Day Word Search, Color, and Write: "Pattern Picture"
Valentine's Day Word Search, Color, and Write: "Pattern Picture"
Valentine's Day Word Search, Color, and Write: "Pattern Picture"
Valentine's Day Word Search, Color, and Write: "Pattern Picture"
Valentine's Day Word Search, Color, and Write: "Pattern Picture"
Valentine's Day Word Search, Color, and Write: "Pattern Picture"
Valentine's Day Word Search, Color, and Write: "Pattern Picture"
Valentine's Day Word Search, Color, and Write: "Pattern Picture"
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Celebrate Valentine's Day with this "Search, Color, and Write" activity pack. That's right! It includes a word search, a coloring activity, and writing paper to add to your banner piece. It is perfect to assign to recognize Valentine's Day in February and will add color and pizzazz to your classroom displays.

My students always love word searches, and they really love when I give them time to color. This pack includes both of those PLUS a writing paper component if you choose to use it. Your students will love their finished product because it is fun, whimsical, and different. They will be proud of the finished display of banner pieces.

What are the three components that make up the Search, Color, and Write activity pack?

  1. Valentine's Day Word Search - Students will find 23 words in the puzzle. Words are found in all directions within the puzzle, even diagonally and backwards, so keep that in mind if considering this for third grade. An answer key is included for the word search.
  2. Valentine's Day Coloring Page - (3 background patterns to choose from) The coloring component is a Valentine's themed "Pattern Picture" Banner Page. Read below to find out more about pattern pictures. Students will use the words on the banner page, as those are the words they will find in the puzzle. Each time they find a word listed on the banner in the word search puzzle, they circle it in the word search and then also color that spot on the banner. They can use whatever color they would like. Coloring the word just indicates they found it in the puzzle. This is instead of having a standard list of words for a puzzle. After they find all words and those puzzle pieces on the banner have been colored, they can color the rest of the banner any way they like. I encourage my students to color my pattern pictures so that no two spaces that touch on the background are the same color, which gives the banner a whimsical and fun look that really pops.
  3. Valentine's Day paper that Attaches to the top of the Banner Page - For this part of the activity, students will glue their writing paper page to the top of the banner page. Directions are given on how to glue it. The great thing is that students have vocabulary words related to Valentine's Day because they are listed on the pattern picture. If my students need more writing paper, I simply have them continue their writing on a piece of notebook paper and then staple it behind the front piece. You just lift the banner and keep reading.

Can the banner pieces be turned into a long class banner? Yes. Once all students have completed coloring their banner piece, you can hang them side by side for a fun Valentine themed bulletin board or hallway display. I have also had teachers take my individual student banners and just staple them individually onto their bulletin board and not connect them to form one long banner. You can display the banners however you would like in your classroom.

NOTE: If you have any questions about the product or your are unsure about something, please do not hesitate to send me a message through the Q and A before you make your purchase. This will help to ensure that you are happy with your purchase, which is my main goal. :-)

Do kids have to do all three activities? Not really. For example, you could just give them the banner page as a Valentine's Day Coloring Activity. This might be fun for morning work, indoor recess, early finishers, or even for a substitute. You could also have them do the word search part with the banner but not have them do the writing component. You pick what works best for you.

What are Pattern Pictures? They are fun themed pictures with patterns behind the image. When students color the patterns in a variety of different colors, the finished product is whimsical and fun. For the most pep or POP from your pictures, tell your students to use lots of different colors and try not to have two of the same colors touching. Each poster looks unique when finished due to students picking their colors for each section. I have an entire line of pattern pictures which can be found by CLICKING HERE.

How might I use this Valentine's Day activity in the classroom?

✱A literacy center if your students write about some of the words listed on the word search

✱Last minute sub activity or leave as extra work for a sub

✱English as second language vocabulary review

✱Use ten words in a sentence or state the definition to give you an idea of what they know about each word.

✱Early Finishers - Finished early with work activity

✱Quiet morning work activity for students on the day of the holiday or the day you are introducing the topic shown on the word search.

✱Use the words in a short narrative telling about the holiday or topic.

✱Summarize what they have learned about the topic using the words as a guide.

✱the list goes on and on for ways to incorporate the words into lessons and not use just as a word search


**Please....if you ever notice any mistakes, just send me a quick message. I appreciate you allowing me the opportunity to correct things before you rate the product. I can get things corrected in a jiffy, and you can redownload. This might include things like leaving a word out by accident, spelling something incorrectly due to a typo, etc. This rarely happens but just in case, I appreciate you giving me then chance to get it corrected for you. Thank you :-)

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