For many children that live outside of an English speaking country, Valentine's Day is the first time that they experience the Holiday.
Many teachers encourage kids to make valentines. Others just prepare a class party.
I am sure that many of you have your own experiences of Valentine's Day , both the good and the bad, that you can share with the class.
It is nice to have children make their own cards to give to their parents to emphasize their love and have them show family love as part of Valentine´s Day, or maybe make some cards in class for their classmates, but be sure not to hurt anyone´s feelings.
A great teacher from Caracas Miss Rodulfo, made these cards for Valentine, they turned out so cute.Here´s the link to download them: http://www.fileswap.com/dl/j0foL2rRXl/valentines_lollipops.pdf.html
Here´s a cute favor I made for my kids classmates. You can download the template at www.skiptomylou.comPrint it onto cardboard and follow the instructions on their site.
The original idea came from :
I created the hand template, here´s the link: http://www.fileswap.com/dl/xq3UD2HytU/valentine_hand_cream.pdf.html
Math activities help students link math to their everyday experiences. This gives them the opportunity to build math vocabulary that will be useful later in life.
Just small hearts with a number on it, makes this game an easy one to pull off at any time.
Crafts: I got the template fom this wonderful web site (http://www.kidssoup.com/) but you have to pay for membership. If you want the pattern, please write (firstname.lastname@example.org) It´s done with construction paper and a CD shiny side up I glued the punched hearts. You can either user the text "You make my heart smile" or leave it blank. Use it as a wall picture or bulletin board decoration.
I based this activity off all the photo booths I've been seeing on PInterest , it´s a huge trend, I thought it might be nice to have a little fun with the class. I made these Valentine photobooth props. For the heart I printed and glued the foam pieces ,then added a stick. I also made a Heart frame, so the students could hold the frame for taking the picture. Here´s the link http://www.fileswap.com/dl/P5tZLxz7Yc/photo_booth.pdf.html
Send me your Valentines pictures to post them at the Facebook Group: ESL/EFL Preschool Teachers. Leave me some comments, I´d love to hear from you.