Ah the month of love and holidays galore. There are a ton of holidays in the month of February (check out this post for even more ideas for the month), but I think when people think of February the holiday that first comes to mind is Valentine's Day.
As a student myself I have fond memories of making “mailboxes” for all those cards I got ( I actually saved some and they scream “90's”). There are many ways to have students create mailboxes, so it's entirely up to you! With a little construction paper, glue, and shudders, glitter, any of these items can quickly become a fun mailbox!
- File folder
- Large empty can
- An empty gallon milk jug with the top portion cut off.
- A legal size of construction paper or cardstock simply folded and stapled on the sides
- A paper bag
- Shoe box
- Tissue box
- Cereal box
Valentine's Day Cards
After all those cute mailboxes are made you remember, “Uhhhh poop, I forgot to get Valentine's Day for my students!” Given how much teaching has changed in just the past 2 years, I wondered how Valentine's Day could be still celebrated even if you were virtual.
These Valentine's Day cards are both printable and digital and will save you from having to stand there in the store deciding between Marvel, Harry Styles, Encanto….or whatever else is currently popular at the moment.
Another way to celebrate Valentine's Day is by sneaking in some educational content!
For example, using the Pepto Bismol…sorry, Candy conversation hearts, students can graph the times a certain word is show or the color. Now if you want less sugar, this graph is printable or digital….no chalky gross tasting (sorry not sorry) hearts required.
Another fun math activity for Valentine's Day is practicing geometry! I mean, shapes have feelings too! While reading a letter, students will fill in the blanks by showing they know each shapes attributes.
If you are looking for even more NO PREP or digital activities my Valentine's Day No Prep and Digital ELA and Math Activities Unit is full of Valentine's Day activities for second grade!