I did a post the other day where I shared a round-up of fun Valentine themed games, projects and food to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your kids. I know that we will be doing many of the ideas ourselves because taking time off from our regular homeschool schedule is a welcomed break from the normal routine. And while it is great to just have a good time and celebrate something fun, I also wanted to try and find exciting activities to do that involved a touch (or more!) of learning as well. Besides, who says you can’t have fun and learn something at the same time?!
I know it is possible to do both, so I went to Pinterest, my trusty source for all things fun, and found these great learning activities that you can incorporate into your homeschool day as you celebrate the excitement of Valentine’s Day!
Valentine Fun for Your Homeschool Day:
1. Here’s a great, big collection of seasonal STEM ideas and sensory activities (via Little bins for little hands).
2. Make, then break cotton ball hearts (via Lalymom).
3. Have fun doing some fizzy heart science (via Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails).
4. For more complex ideas try these Valentine themed STEM activities (via STEM activities for kids).
5. To practicing spelling words, try writing in sand (via Lalymom).
6. More fun STEM ideas with this candy building STEM activity (via Little bins for little hands).
7. Try this STEM project where you make a heart out of just triangles (via Handmade Kids Art).
8. Make candy heart catapults (via Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails).
9. Valentine’s Day Mad Libs (via Scholastic).
10. Learn how you can make candy hearts dance (via Playdough to Plato).
11. Try getting your marble through your homemade heart maze (via Made for 1st Grade).
12. Play this fun alphabet scavenger hunt game (via Mom Inspired Life).
13. Several simple and fun STEM activities for Valentine’s day (via STEM Activities for Kids).
My daughter is not a big fan of math, but I know that she likes doing math games so I made some Valentine’s Day printables for her, and I wanted to share them with you all as well! I know that she enjoys math a lot more when we use activity sheets like these:
I love finding activities that are fun, but that also incorporate learning because it makes the experience so much more enjoyable. We use workbooks and a curriculum in our everyday routine, but the beauty of homeschool is that we are able to easily take a couple of days off from our normal school work to do fun holiday projects. I know that my kids are still learning, they are just having fun while doing it!
I hope this round-up of ideas helps you as you incorporate some of these things into your homeschool day as you celebrate Valentines with your kids! Have you done any other activities for the holiday that bring fun and learning together?