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Friendship Theme for Valentine’s Day at School

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in the classroom can prove itself to be quite tricky. A Friendship learning theme can make in the classroom Valentine’s celebrations run smoothly. I have created a list of activities that you can do with young children for Valentine’s Day.

How to plan a Friendship Learning theme? Plus FREE V-Day themed Materials

During Valentine’s week, I like to teach based on the learning theme of Friendship. To teach preschoolers or elementary-aged children about friendship we play cooperative games, work together on a single shared art project, do building activities at the block center, or do a scavenger hunt together. These activities require children to rely on each other to get things done. After each activity, I ask the class to name someone who was a good friend while we worked and to tell us what that person did that was friendly. I keep an eye on the children as they work so that I can name friendly things they have done, this ensures that no one is left out. Countless picture books teach preschoolers about friendship and I list 10 of my favorite in another post “10 Picture Books about Friendship that are Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Super Simple Craft for Kids – Ninja Turtle Valintine’s Day Cards

Materials Needed for the Ninja Turtle Craft

  • construction paper (green, blue, red, orange, white, black)
  • glue
  • scissors
  • black marker
  • FREE TPT cutout

This craft is super simple and children will love making them. The year I made this craft with my class, I had the children make several to give to friends. Each friend had a Ninja Turtle heart from everyone in the class. We had a preschool class of 9 children.

ninja turtle craft

Super Simple Craft for Kids – Minion Valentine’s Day Cards

Materials Needed for the Minion Heart Craft

  • Construction Paper (yellow, light blue, white, black)
  • glue
  • scissors
  • black marker
  • FREE TPT cutout

minion heart craft

Super Simple Craft for Kids – Heart Poster

This craft is a great Valentine’s gift that children can give to their parents or teacher/principal. When I made this craft with my class the students made one (with both of their handprints in the middle) for their parents and a group heart project (with 1 handprint from each student) was gifted to the Center Director.

Materials Needed for Handprint Tissue Paper Heart Craft

  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Marker
  • Tissue paper
  • Pink or red washable paint

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