I don’t know about you, but I just love the month of February! There are so many great holidays to celebrate in the classroom including, Valentine’s Day. One of my favorite ways to embrace this day is really more with a theme for the month that focuses on love, kindness and friendship. Here are a few of my favorites activities to use in the primary classroom during the month of L O V E.
Low Prep Valentine Cards
I’ve always loved making cards and giving them to other people. I even had a snail mail penpal during my undergrad years! Sharing a card really fills my cup up and this is a great activity to share alongside your kiddos. These food themed valentine cards or pages are low-prep and are fun for kiddos to make for a friend, teacher or loved one at home. You can grab them here.
Retelling a special story!
Practice core retelling (AND CRAFTING) with a popular story that shines light on loving yourself, being a good friend and being kind to others. You can peep Craft and Retell February here.
A staple story for the month. I swear this book gets sweeter and sweeter each year that I share it with students. It’s meaningful, an easy read aloud that flows and is perfect for digging into comprehension surrounding character analysis, problem + solution and theme. You can find these interactive read aloud activities here to help dig into the text.
SWEET TREAT Math Games
Print and GO math games with sweet treat themes. These mats focus on addition and subtraction within 10 and work well with common classroom maninpauatlives or those coveted Dollar Spot finds. You can find the mats here.
Math Craft Display
Need an easy and purposeful bulletin board or locker decoration? This little elephant with *editable* math problems not only can dress up your space for the month but works well as an independent kinder activity or informal assessment. You can find it here.
Sight Word Spelling
I love practicing sight word spelling different ways (during whole group). The kids always think it’s so fun to pick a word and spell it orally, using a magnetic letter app, table writing, building it with legos, stamping it – you name it, they love it. This *sweetheart* craft was born out of this idea! We used it in a whole group setting with a sensory bin. Volunteers would pick a *secret word* and read it. The kiddos at the table would write it on their hearts and another volunteer would spell the word! After we got all our words, the kiddos crafted it up. You can find this freebie here in my TpT.
MR. HATCH Activities
Classic and so, so heartwarming! A perfect read aloud to remind us to tell others how we feel! You can find these support activities here in my TpT.