February is a time for red rose bouquets, candy boxes, and heart-shaped cards. But Valentine’s Day isn’t just about what you get or who you get it from—it’s about celebrating love in all its forms, expressing love and feeling loved in return. And what better way to celebrate than with words? We all know how beautiful and moving a romantic letter or a sonnet can be; why not let your kindergarten students spread love in their own words with these four sweet creative writing activities?
Activity #1: Family Valentines
One of the best Valentine’s Day traditions is that of giving and receiving a valentine. While often romantic, these special notes don’t have to be just between lovebirds. Encourage your students to choose a family member to give one to, either in their immediate or extended family. Use the framed paragraphs writing strategy to guide them as they explain why they love that person and wish them a happy V-day!
Activity #2: Lovely Nouns
Get a little grammatical with this writing activity by asking your kindergarten students to think of three different types of nouns—one person, one place and one thing that they really love. Ask them to describe in detail what it is they love about each person, place and thing they chose. Encourage them to share their responses with the class!
Activity #3: Expressions of Love
Valentine’s Day is all about expressing love—and not just by saying, “I love you!” Ask your students to think outside of the box and brainstorm a list of as many ways as they can think of to show, not just tell, someone you love them. This can be anything from doing chores without being asked to paying them a compliment to simply giving them a big hug. The more ways they can think up, the merrier!
Activity #4: Cupid for a Day
We always hear about Cupid and his arrows—but what would it be like to be the little winged guy? Let your kindergarten students play a bit of pretend with this narrative writing activity by asking them to imagine and then describe what they would do if they got to take over Cupid’s job this Valentine’s Day using the simple story starter, “If I was Cupid on Valentine’s Day, I would…”
Celebrating the Creative Side of Valentine’s Day
Providing your kindergarten students with activities that allow them to explore and express their feelings will prove that candy isn’t the only exciting part of Valentine’s Day! Better yet, choosing to then publish their work provides your kindergarten students with a lovely keepsake that they can pull out of the school library or off the classroom bookshelf to look back on cheerfully anytime of the year and for many Valentine’s Days to come.
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