17 Sweet Reading Activities for Valentine's Day sure to Help Your Kids Fall in LOVE with Reading
If you are looking for ways to integrate reading activities for Valentine's Day or literacy ideas to spur on your beginning readers, here is a great list for you! Plus, a bonus free set of printable Valentine's Day bookmarks perfect for a little side craft for your students.
Make sure you integrate lots of reading into each of the holidays and seasons throughout the year - these are golden opportunities to help your child succeed in school, and bloom in their educational pursuits.
There are a ton of books and stories to surround the February/ Valentine season, and hopefully you can take advantage of that by creating reading activities. Here are 15 to get you started:
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17 Reading Activities for Valentine's Day
- Valentine's Day Sight Word Lists
- Valentine's Day Escape Room - Nonfiction Reading
- Valentine's Word Searches
- Valentine's Day PreK Bundle
- Printable Valentine's Day Sight Word Bingo
- Free Valentine's Day Worksheets
- Valentine's Day ABC Clip Cards
- Free Printable Saint Valentine Coloring Book
- Sight Word Love Bugs
- History of Valentine's Day Sketch Notes
- Printable Valentine's Day Word Searches
- Valentine's Day Synonym and Antonym Bundle
- DIY Valentine ABC Game
- Cut-Up Sentences for Valentine's Day
- Valentine's Day Owl Alphabet Roll & Color
17 Sweet Valentine's Reading Activities
1. Valentine's Day Sight Word Lists by My Three Readers - get here.
Beginning readers usually focus on learning a few sight words in the beginning of their journey of learning to read. In addition to a strong core of phonics, it's helpful to have your students shore up a strong base of high frequency words. Grab these lists from 1-1000 of Fry's first sight words.
2. Phonics Valentine's Cards by My Three Readers - get here.
Printable Valentine's cards that your youngest readers can make for anyone! One single page prints out a foldable card that opens with a message in the middle.
Three foldable cards that highlight the blends "TH", "SH", and "CH" will be another step toward learning a few phonics blends during February!
3. Valentine's Day Escape Room by Teach With All Your Heart - get here.
For older kids (5th-8th), take a look at this Valentine's Day Escape Room. Available on TPT with this description, "Valentine's Day Nonfiction Reading Escape Room! Get your readers ENGAGED in one of the things they often say they don't like... reading nonfiction.
Escape rooms are the latest craze to take classrooms and it is easy to see why. Students are engaged like never before! They are participating in challenging games that they WANT to engage in, all the while using critical thinking skills! "
4. Valentine's Word Search Printable by About a Mom - get here.
Word searches are a great way to pass the time when you need to fill it. Plus, they encourage an interaction with letters and word formation for beginning spellers and readers.
Grab this Word Search printable that is perfect for Valentine's Day for your kids!
5. Valentine's Day PreK Bundle by Primary Creations - get here.
A whole bundle of printable Valentine's Day goodies that will help spur on your little sweeties in reading (and in math, too!)
Grab this whole set of activities (79 pages in all - wow!) that will help introduce basic reading and math concepts, while developing fine motor and problem solving skills too!
6. Valentine's Day Sight Word Bingo by Extreme Couponing Mom - get here.
A fun way to practice sight words with a group of kids who are beginning readers!
This sweet printable set comes with 20 Bingo Cards, 60 power words for calling, and printable conversation hearts to use as markers. Love it!
7. Valentine's Day Printables Packet by Sight and Sound Reading - get here.
Integrate reading activities by utilizing this set of Valentine's Day printables by Sight and Sound Reading.
These free printables include activities with Letter V for teaching your beginning alphabet learners. Head over and check them out!
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8. Bee My Valentine ABC Clip Cards by Books and Giggles - get here.
This little activity looks like so much fun. Your little ones will love it, and it's a free printable!
A great way to work on the letters of the alphabet, students will help the bee find hearts, flowers, and honey while practicing uppercase-lowercase matching.
9. St. Valentine Coloring Book by Sight and Sound Reading - get here.
Teach your children a little bit of a history lesson, along with this free printable coloring book of St. Valentine.
This is the perfect way to involve books and reading into the holiday, and in a fun way too! On top of that, she is offering this little printable book free. Grab it now!
10. Sight Word Love Bugs Literacy Center by 2KinderSpirits - get here.
Sight Word Love Bugs is a fun matching game for beginning readers to practice learning sight words - perfect for literacy centers!
This game includes the sight words: the, like, is, my, he, she, see, look, we, are, have, for, am, to, with, me, of, they, do, that, go, here, from, can, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine and ten
11. Valentine's Day History Sketch Notes/Coloring Page by English Elixir - get here.
Take a look at this sweet printable! Engage your students with a combination of sketch notes and coloring images. Allow your students to spend the class period researching and coloring their pages.
This resource allows students to use any informational text found online or in a book, as it has very basic headings. There is also a page with no headings, so you or your students can add them.
12. Valentine's Day Word Search by Natasha at The Artisan Life - get here.
An interactive way to learn words - use a word search! You can grab this fee printable Valentine's Day word search, perfect for the month of February, and Valentine's Day.
From The Artisan Life website: Word searches are a fun, screen-free, no-prep activity for a cold February day. Just print and hand them to your kiddos with a pencil to keep them busy!
13. Valentine's Day Synonym and Antonym Bundle by Confessions of a Frazzled Teacher - get here.
A great way to practice synonyms and antonyms - grab this bundle to teach your kiddos about words in a fun way.
This set includes 24 Antonym cards, 24 Synonym cards, and 32 task cards with both. Great way to practice with your kids!
14. DIY Valentine ABC Game by About a Mom - get here.
15. Cut up Sentences for Valentine's Day by 2KinderSpirits - get here.
Get your students to engage those fine motor skills, and have fun too by reading, writing, cutting and gluing these Valentine's Day cut-up sentences.
Your children will be reviewing sight words, following print left to right, writing, understanding that words are separated by spaces, and making meaning from print.
16. Valentine's Day Owl Alphabet Roll & Color by Conservamom - get here.
Take a quick peek at this super cute Owl Valentine's Day printable sheet from Elia at Conservamom.
A great (and easy, no prep) way to get your littles working on letters and numbers. When your child rolls the dice, they color the part with the number they have landed on . Quick and fun!
17. Valentine's Day Bookmarks by My Three Readers - get here.
16 Free printable Valentine's Day bookmarks - perfect for beginning readers of any age!
If you are a parent or teacher trying to instill a love of reading in your kids, try out these bookmarks, perfect for the Valentine's Day holiday.
Here are a few book ideas for your own little valentines. To help kids become great readers, you need to be sure to read aloud often.
Have fun this Valentine's Day with hearts, candy, and lots of sweet love!
Be sure to be intentional to incorporate reading with all the activities you choose for the holidays. February is a great month to fill reading with love and hearts. If you have more ideas for reading activities, be sure to let us all know in the comments!