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26+ Valentine’s Day Activities & Resources to Love. “The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.”- Blaise Pascal Valentine’s day is around the corner.

26+ Valentine’s Day Activities & Resources to Love

This holiday is about the heart and a great opportunity to get your students to show compassion to their peers, community and loved ones. Your students can reflect on the commercialism of Valentine’s Day and participate in activities to find the true meaning of the holiday. Below, find activities and free resources for getting students to learn the science, history, math, and value of Valentine’s Day, while appreciating others. Valentine's Day Learning to Love. 15+ Apps & Activities for Valentine’s Day. Part of the Mobile Learning series!

15+ Apps & Activities for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day is when we show our friends, family, and the people important in our lives how much we care about them. This holiday is a great time for teachers to help inspire their learners to show those they care about how much they mean to them. We should always take the time in classrooms to teach what it takes to be a good human being among the other skills we teach. Below are a few mobile apps that will get your learners excited about spreading kindness as well as supporting their creativity. Valentine's Day Lesson Ideas & Resources.

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Vday Idioms. Poetry. VDay Apps. Recipes & Treats. Pet Talking Valentine's Day Ecards. Love You a Latte Talking Cardcard typelarge SendFalseCard MessageTalking ecards SAY what you WRITE.Price1Customer TypefreePathNoneIs New?

Pet Talking Valentine's Day Ecards

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FalseRating OwneraverageRating Percentage0.0Mature Content0Hedgehugs and Kisses Talking Cardcard typelarge SendFalseCard MessageTalking eCards SAY what you WRITE.Price1Customer TypefreePathNoneIs New? FalseRating OwneraverageRating Percentage0.0Mature Content0Purrfect Love Talking Cardcard typelarge SendFalseCard MessageTalking ecards SAY what you WRITE.Price1Customer TypefreePathNoneIs New? Candy Heart Experiments for Valentine's Day. I admit it — I just don’t like conversation hearts!

Candy Heart Experiments for Valentine's Day

I definitely have a sweet tooth, but those little hearts just don’t do it for me. Which is why it’s not unusual for me to have a half-empty bag of them leftover from last year. Last week, we used some of the old candies in a few candy heart experiments. Our question was simple – what will happen to the conversation hearts if we put them in different liquids? Of Valentine’s Day - Valentine’s Day. The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery.

of Valentine’s Day - Valentine’s Day

We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite? The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. Create to Celebrate Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s day is just around the corner!

Create to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Beyond the hearts, chocolates, cards and candy, it’s a wonderful way to encourage children to reach out to the people they love and care about, by sharing a fun game they made themselves. There are lots of ways to express love and appreciation, but if you’re a teacher or parent looking for a unique (and “green”) way for children to celebrate the message of love and friendship, encourage them to customize and share Tynker’s new Valentine’s Day interactive card with the special people in their lives.

Here is a starting template… Remix this project To get started — A Techie Valentine’s Day. Grow old with me!

A Techie Valentine’s Day

The best is yet to be. ~Robert Browning Valentine’s day is just around the corner and love is in the air… Here are my suggestions to tell your love to others in Web 2.0 way… Animoto is a life saver. Make a story with telling your love with Storybird. You can tell your love with AcapelaTV. What about creating word clouds with love words using Wordle? Valentine's Day Sudoku. Various Hearts found in Google Earth. Word Hearts and Other Shapes. February Freebies Galore! February is such a fun month in elementary school, even in the upper elementary grades.

February Freebies Galore!

You can do all sorts of activities with the holidays in February as well as create fun winter lessons. Learning doesn't have to be sacrificed in the name of fun, either, as you'll soon discover! Over the last few years, I've created loads of free resources for February that I'd like to share with you now. I've also invited other bloggers to link up their free February items, too. February Activities Mini Pack This 25-page packet offers ready-to-use lessons and activities for February that foster higher level thinking while motivating students. Chinese New Year Activities The Chinese New Year begins on February 10th, and this packet includes two literacy activities to use when studying or celebrating this special event.

Black History Character Bios During February, many classrooms celebrate Black History month. Believe it or not, I have several more February Freebies, too! (Linkup closed) Valentine. The Best Sites To Learn About Valentine’s Day. Check out my New York Times post on Valentine’s Day lessons for English Language Learners!

The Best Sites To Learn About Valentine’s Day

And here’s my second NY Times student interactive on the holiday! Valentine’s Day is approaching, so I thought another “The Best…” list might be in order. So here are my choices for The Best Sites To Learn About Valentine’s Day (that are accessible to English Language Learners, of course). They’re not in any order of preference, though: Karen Ogen- i Teach With Technology: Valentine's Day Interactive Games and Activities. Word Hearts: Use this tool to fill the heart shape with the word(s) of your choice.

Karen Ogen- i Teach With Technology: Valentine's Day Interactive Games and Activities

Then change your fonts, color, shape, and background. Heart Writing: Type or copy/paste your text into the text box. Then choose your font and font size. The writing will transformed into a heart shape that you can print or save. Voki Talking Avatars: Choose a holiday themed Valentine's avatar then give it a voice by typing text, recording audio, uploading an audio file, or recording by phone. Valentine Word Drop: Unscramble the words before they hit the ground. Make a Valentine with a Connecting Word. English Language Listening Lab Online - Learn English Naturally. Valentine's Day. Shrine of St. Valentine in Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church in Dublin, Ireland Saint Valentine's Day, also known as Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine,[1] is a holiday observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it is not a holiday in most of them.

Saint Valentine[edit] Historical facts[edit] St Valentine baptizing St Lucilla, Jacopo Bassano Numerous early Christian martyrs were named Valentine.[7] The Valentines honored on February 14 are Valentine of Rome (Valentinus presb. m. Legends[edit] J.C. There is an additional embellishment to The Golden Legend, which according to Henry Ansgar Kelly, was added centuries later, and widely repeated.[3] On the evening before Valentine was to be executed, he would have written the first "valentine" card himself, addressed to the daughter of his jailer Asterius, who was no longer blind, signing as "Your Valentine Folk traditions[edit] Connection with romantic love[edit]

101 Best Valentine's Day Quotes. Saint Valentine's Day, better known as simply Valentine's Day, is the annual commemoration of love celebrated on February 14. Valentine's Day was created by Pope Gelasius I in 500 AD to honor the Christian martyrs named Valentine. The religious observance of the day was deleted by Pope Paul VI from the Roman calender of saints in 1969 but is still often permitted.

Valentine's Day was first related to romantic love by Geoffrey Chaucer during the Middle Ages. Until the 19th century handwritten valentines were often given rather than modern mass-produced greeting cards. Valentine's Day Quotes: Best, Most Inspirational Sayings For Spreading The Love On Valentine's Day 2010. Valentine's Day quotes can serve as inspiration as you pen messages for loved ones this Valentine's Day 2010. Whether you prefer to share these Valentine's Day quotes in their current form, or make them a bit more personal, they're sure to be useful.

We collected the best 25 Valentine's Day sayings we could find. Feel free to share them or use them in any way to spread the love. "Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life. " -Aphra Behn "You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. " An Animated History of Valentine's Day. In Paris, a Wall of 'I Love You's' - Arts & Lifestyle. "Ti amo. " "Nian'-ni-né-sné-i-kou-nou. " "Sé-rèt-lèk. " "Daï-sou-ki.

" Those and hundreds of other I love you's litter a blue-tiled wall in the Abbesses garden at Montmartre. The sentiment, expressed in 250 languages, is meant to inspire peace and love; it covers 416 square feet. The wall was created by "two artists as a rendezvous location for lovers and a lasting monument to eternal adoration. " The piece of artwork was created by Frédéric Baron and Claire Kito, who originally collected the phrase in notebooks by knocking on the doors of embassies and asking their neighbors until they had collected more than 300 languages all expressing the powerful sentiment of love.

As you might expect from such an ode to humanity, admission is free. Image courtesy of Paris Sharing/Flickr Image courtesy of Paris Sharing/Flickr Image courtesy of Matthieus Mueller/Flickr Top image courtesy of Flickr user Oh Paris. A quick Lesson for Valentine’s Day. Sneaky Valentines Day Code {Activities for Kids} This Valentines Day code is a secret spy code for kids. Add it to your Valentines Day activities for kids for some sneaky fun. Untitled. Valentine's Cards: Coded Message. Today we have the wonderful Trisha from joining us from Inspiration Laboratories on our 31 Days of Love and sharing her science-y Valentine’s Card – can you crack the code?! Hi! I’m Trisha from Inspiration Laboratories, and I’m happy to be sharing our secret code card with you today. We combined art and science {one of our favorite things to do} to make a pretty Valentine’s Day card and placed a secrete code message on the inside.

Valentine's Day Secret Messages. Project. Magnetic Poetry : Play with the Love Magnetic Poetry Kit. Loading ... Virtual Valentines:Melting the Miles between Classrooms - Home. Piskel - Free online sprite editor. Valentine's origami. Teenage Book Nudgers. This topic is currently marked as "dormant"—the last message is more than 90 days old.

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