Valentine’s Day is going to be much different this year with the restrictions we are all under due to Coronavirus. Here are some ideas you might want to try with your children and they can all be done digitally.
What Do You Know About Valentine’s Day?
Did you know that it is celebrated differently around the world.
Many Latin American countries know the holiday as el día de los enamorados (day of lovers) or día del amor y la amistad (day of love and friendship). Though couples exchange flowers and chocolate on this day, the holiday’s focus is also directed at showing gratitude to friends!
In Japan, it’s customary for just the women to give sweets to the men in their lives, with the quality of the chocolate indicating their true feelings.
Did you know the group of people who receive the most Valentine’s Day messages and cards are teachers. And rightly so!
Share A Love Song With Your Class
Here is a poem, written by our very poet in residence David Horner. It is all about the mishaps that can befall anyone going for their first kiss!
Share it with your children – they will love it.
Can you remember your first kiss?
Valentine’s Day Haiku
Children enjoy writing Haiku. For some it is the rigid form and the fact it is so short that appeals.
We have a great PowerPoint lesson (that can also be used digitally) that takes the children through what Haiku is and what syllables. Then they are given them some half completed Valentine’s Day Haiku to complete before they then go off and write some of their own.
Here’s a romantic Haiku I might have used in the past…
I love you as much
as a bar of chocolate
with fruit and nuts in.
Have a lovely Valentine’s Day
Mike and David from Goodeyedeers