# Valentine’s Day Paper Wreath

Love is in the air! Here is an easy Valentine’s Day activity for your students to make and display in your classroom to add a festive feel for the holiday. 1) Have students trace two circles on a piece of paper. (Plates and bowls are good for this part.) Cut along the lines to create … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Paper Wreath »

# STEM Leprechaun Trap Activity

Looking for a fun but educational activity to do with your students for St. Patrick’s Day?  We’ve put together a STEM focused lesson where students will figure out how to catch their own leprechaun! Leprechauns are smart and very tricky, too.  Do your students want to catch one?  If so, they will need to make … Continue reading STEM Leprechaun Trap Activity »

# 7 Great Ways to Use Pawn Game Pieces

Pawn Game Pieces are versatile and make learning fun! You can use manipulative pawn pieces in and out of the classroom. It perfect for fun summertime learning! Prevent summer slide and use Pawn Game Pieces for the math activities below: Addition Have children count out each number to be added and then combine the amounts. They … Continue reading 7 Great Ways to Use Pawn Game Pieces »

# What’s Inside Your Heart? A Valentine’s Day Classroom Activity

Each year on February 14th, people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” Your students can use this pattern to make a special valentine for a friend or family member. Download the pattern from our book Celebrating Holidays.

All you need is white drawing paper, red or pink tissue paper, glue, scissors, a pencil, and a marker.

Step 1: Fold the piece of white drawing paper in half. Draw half a heart onto the paper.

Step 2: Cut out the shape. Unfold it so you have a whole heart. Place the heart onto the tissue paper and trace around it. Cut out the tissue paper heart, then set it aside.

Step 3: On the white paper, write a message in the center of the heart shape for a friend or family member.

Step 4: Glue the top parts of the hearts together, with the tissue paper on top. Give the message to a friend or family member.

You can also use the rest of the white drawing paper and any leftover tissue paper to create another valentine. Just glue the tissue to the back of the drawing paper to cover the heart-shaped hole, then write a message on the front of the paper.

From Teacher Created Resources Celebrating Holidays Grades 3-4