Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

It's that time of year again! We have
everything you need to inspire your
students, from time-saving tips to
classroom crafts and educational
activities. Start the school year right!

Valentine Activities

Yarn Heart

Help your child create this beautiful heart creation made out of wire and yarn.

Make a Heart Map

In this Valentine's Day activity, your second grader will design her very own heart map to show what she's really made of.

Heart Chain

Spread the love this Valentine's Day with a sweet and charming paper heart chain!

Valentine's Day Painting

This heart print makes the perfect simple and sweet gift for Valentine's Day!

Valentine Treats

Raspberry Hot Chocolate

Make hot chocolate for a special Valentine's treat. White chocolate dyed pink with raspberries - what a perfect way to cheer up a winter day!

Make a Valentine Lollypop Greeting

Sure, you can go out and buy a box of Valentine cards--but for a special message try this simple craft activity to make someone's day.

Delicious Red Velvet Cupcakes

This Valentine's Day, you and your child can bake up a batch of classic red velvet cupcakes and learn more about this vintage treat while he uses his measurement skills!

Peanut Fudge

This dreamy combination of peanut butter and chocolate is a spectacularly simple recipe that is even safe for your young child to try.

Valentine's Day Printables

Valentine's Day Shape Match-Up

Can your child cut out and match each chocolate to its empty spot in the box? He'll boost his fine motor skills and important shape recognition skills.

Play Valentine's Day Tic-Tac-Toe!

Sweeten up the classic game of Tic-Tac-Toe with this colorful Valentine's Day version! Instead of X's and O's, your child competes using hearts and chocolates.

Valentine's Day Math

Happy Valentine's Day! Your first grader will color all the candies in this heart-shaped box while solving some sweet math problems.

Heart Matching Game

Can your child get to the heart of this Valentine's Day activity? Challenge your child to find and connect the pair of hearts that match. It's more difficult than you'd think!

Read more: Valentine's Day Coloring Pages

Valentine's Day Recipes and Party Ideas

Host a Valentine's Day Tea Party

Create a Valentine's party to remember for your children by hosting a Valentine's Tea.

Popcorn Pops

Give that plain red lollipop some pizazz this Valentine's Day! All you need is some popcorn, pink marshmallow goo, and a few decorations.

Valentine's Day Breakfast

Give your child a heartfelt, heart-healthy breakfast this Valentine's Day. This breakfast idea's great for a sweet touch to the morning, even a busy one!

Valentine's Day Salad

Instead of eating only sweets this Valentine's Day, help your child make this tasty savory dish that's full of color, fresh flavors, and heart-healthy ingredients.

Teaching About Love

Kindness Counts: Teaching Empathy

One of the most important parts of a child's education is her social education--and teaching kids empathy can go a long way towards eliminating anti-social behaviors.

Four Ways to Make Your Child Feel Special on Valentine's Day

Here are a few different ways to express your love for your youngster, celebrate Valentine's Day, and ease her fears of what may or may not happen at school.

Valentine's Day Tips

Valentine's Day Etiquette: Dos and Don'ts

Your kids may be too young to date, but that doesn't mean he's too young for Valentine's Day angst.

5 Ways to Go Green this Valentine's Day

Here are a few easy ways to show Mother Earth your love this February.

Valentine's Day Around the Globe

Take a break from the teeming card shop shelves this February for a peek into how other cultures celebrate Valentine's Day.

The History of the Valentine

An estimated 1 billion valentines are mailed every year. Sure, they express love – but do you know why?