Sunday, January 27, 2013

Valentine's Day Literacy and Math

I started creating a series of I love holidays and seasons products. It started with I Love Autumn Literacy and Math.

I created them specifically for FIRST GRADE.  The activities could be used by other grade levels, depending on the level of the students. I include nonfiction writing, creative writing, word activities, a survey and graphing activity, booklets, 3 literacy and 3 math centers, and MORE. The series follows a similar format, but I change activities that lend themselves to specific holidays and seasons.

I recently completed I Love Valentine's Day Literacy and Math.

Here's a preview of some of the activities and centers:

I place tubs of nonfiction books out for the students to read. I include different reading level readers, so students at all levels can read and learn about Valentine's Day. Reading, writing, listening, and sharing knowledge about Valentine's Day are included in the activities.

Of course, we want to have fun as we learn. Lots of FUN Valentine's Day activities are included. My students love the survey activity. They put their surveys on clipboards and cruise the room to survey the students in the class {and anyone else who enters the room}. 

I started creating read, write, draw booklets, so students could learn more about the seasons and holidays, as well as, add to the booklets with their own drawings. "My Valentine's Day Book" is one of these creations. 

Some of the activities lend themselves to partnering. Making words using the letters in VALENTINE is one of them. 

A writing activity can be  included in a Valentine's Day Class Book {writing printables and a cover are included).

The three literacy centers: 
1. Valentine's Day sentences: put word cards together to make 9 Valentine's Day sentences.
2. Valentine Hearts long vowel sort: long a, o, and i picture cards.
3. "Bee" My Valentine compound words: match word cards to make compound words.

The three math centers:
1. Valentine Bugs three number addition
2. Valentine Hearts and Candy ten frames: find the sums and record answers as equations.
3. Valentine Penguins place value: count place value rods.

Click HERE to purchase.

Oh my! Can you tell how much I LOVE fonts and graphics?

Here's a FREE printable from the packet. Click on the picture to download.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. 


  1. Your Valentine pack looks great! Thanks for the freebie too! And you aren't alone in your love of fonts and clip art!
    Rowdy in First Grade

  2. I really like the activities in your packet! I don't do literacy centers though and my math centers are mostly manipulatives right now. Would you consider breaking it up and selling the black and white items (the writing and Valentine's activities) as a set? If that's even possible!

    1. Hi Kim,

      I hadn't thought of doing that, but it makes sense, since I know that not all teachers do centers. I'm finishing up another packet, but I'll separate the activities and upload them to TPT this week.


  3. Hi there!
    Thank you so much for the V-Day freebie! I can always use great materials! I am delighted to meet another first grade teacher and happy to be your newest follower!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe


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