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Valentine’s Day Language Arts Resources for Homeschooling Families

Valentine’s Day Vocabulary & Grammar Activities for Preschool, Elementary, Middle & High School

Valentine's Day language arts resources

Are you looking for ways to make Valentine’s Day fun, but your kids don’t need any more candy?

Check out these homeschooling resources perfect for jazzing up your Valentine’s Day without adding to the sugar buzz!

Valentine’s Day Math and Vocabulary Activities for Early Learners

1. Valentine’s Day Sizes Sorting and Ordering for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Can your toddlers and preschoolers order items from big to small or reversely, from small to big?
If not, here’s how to teach them to order by size, starting with objects:

For your toddlers, grab some objects and toys from around your house. Select two objects that are clearly different sizes and ask them to point to the item that is bigger and then the one that is smaller. Repeat with different objects until they are correct each time.

Next, you can show them two objects, then point to one and ask them to tell you if it’s big or small.

Once they can verbally (and correctly) tell you which one is big and which is small, then it’s time to move onto printed pictures.

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Next Step: Using pictures of objects

Use the Valentine’s Day Language Skills Printable Packet for Early Learners: Valentine Sizes in the Free Resource Library for your printed pictures.

Print and cut out the cards from the packet. Give your child 1 set of 4 cards at a time: ie., all 4 of the conversation heart cards. Ask your child to find the smallest one. Then the biggest one. Then see if they can fill in the two cards in the middle in the correct order so that they are lined up from smallest to biggest.

Next, see if they can sort them from biggest to smallest.

Finally, point to each card and label the cards out loud for your child: small, medium, big, really big.

Or you can teach them small, smaller, smallest and big, bigger, and biggest by removing one of the four cards and showing them just three at a time.

When introducing new words or concepts just make sure you follow these 3 steps to reduce frustration and to help their understanding:

  1. Show and tell them what it’s called.
  2. Ask them to point to one that you name out loud.
  3. Point to one and ask them to tell you what it’s called.

Also included in the Valentine’s Day Language Skills Printable Packet for Early Learners in the Free Resource Library is a Valentine’s Day vocabulary matching game.

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    Valentine's day matching game for preschooler vocabulary

    2. Valentine’s Day Vocabulary Matching Game for Toddlers & Preschoolers

    You’ll want to print the matching game pages on cardstock for the best results. It comes in both a black and white set and a colored set for printer-ink friendliness.

    Or, for more of a challenge for your little ones, print one sheet as black/white and one colored page.

    Next cut out cards and lay them face down on the table.

    Then have your child turn over two cards. Encourage your child to say the name of each card they turn over. If they don’t know what it is, tell them and let them repeat it after you.

    Now, if they turned over a match, they get to keep the matching cards. If not, have them turn the cards back face down and it’s the next person’s turn.

    Finally, whoever has the most cards at the end of the game, wins.

    Here’s a list of the Vocabulary Words for Preschoolers in the matching game:

    • Teddy bear
    • Valentine card
    • Box of chocolates
    • Chocolate candy
    • Cupcake
    • Dress
    • Envelope
    • Gift (or present)
    • Hard candy
    • Conversation heart
    • Chocolate kiss
    • Locket
    • Rose (or rosebud)
    • Hearts
    • Candy
    • Lollipop

    You’ll find the matching game included in the Valentine’s Day Language Skills Printable Packet for Early Learners in the Free Resource Library.

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    Valentine’s Day Vocabulary and Grammar for Early Elementary up to High School

    This Valentine’s Day Language Arts Vocabulary & Grammar Activity Packet resource for homeschooling families helps your child learn new vocabulary words as well as work on grammar skills.

    The packet includes three levels of Valentine Day vocabulary word lists PLUS a printable Silly Sentences worksheet for each level.

    First, print out the vocabulary word cards that best fit your child’s ability level: PreK to 2nd grade; Upper Elementary; and Middle to High School.

    Next, have them cut the word cards out. Then ask them to sort the vocabulary word cards into the parts of speech categories.

    For PreK and Lower Elementary use these categories: Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives.

    For Upper Elementary and Middle/High School use these categories: Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, and Adverbs.

    Some of the words appear more than once in the list because they can be used in more than one way. For example, the word “present” is both a noun and a verb. So you’d put one of the cards labeled “present” in the noun group and the other card labeled “present” into the verb group.

    Now for the fun Silly Grammar Sentences part!

    Turn all of the vocabulary word cards face down. Have your student pick one card from each group. Then let them write those words down on the Valentine’s Day Silly Sentences Writing worksheet in the appropriate spaces: N for noun, V for verbs, etc.

    If your child needs a refresher on the parts of speech and what they do, watch these classic School House Rock videos.





    Now, for younger kids, Jack Hartmann Kids Music Channel has fun parts of speech videos.

    Action Verbs



    Finally, have them make up a silly sentence using all of those words in the large box. They can even draw a picture of the silly sentence if they’d like.

    Make more copies of the Silly Sentences Worksheet if they enjoy the activity and want to create more Valentine’s Day silliness.

    Get your copy of the Valentine’s Day Vocabulary & Grammar Activity Packet for Early Elementary to High School in the Whole Child Homeschool Resource Store. It’s only available as part of the BIG Valentine’s Day Language Arts Printable Bundle.

    BIG Valentine’s Day Language Arts Printable Bundle

    The BIG Valentine’s Day Language Arts Bundle contains all three of these packets:

    A Valentine’s Love Bugs Craftivity

    Valentine’s Day Language Skills Printable Packet for Early Learners

    The Valentine’s Day Vocabulary & Grammar Activity Packet for Early Elementary to High School

    More Valentine’s Day Language Arts Fun

    Here are 5 more ways to incorporate these grammar words into your homeschooling Valentine’s Day language arts lessons:

    1. Have your child write out the definition of each word.
    2. Make a matching game with the word cards and the definitions written on other strips of paper.
    3. Have your child use the vocabulary word properly in a sentence.
    4. See how many vocabulary words your student can use in one short 5 sentence paragraph or story.
    5. Make up a Jeopardy type game where the “questions” are the definition and the “answer” is the vocabulary word.

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    Inspire Creativity in Your Children + Gnome Writing Prompts from In All You Do

    Do your kids struggle with creative writing? These encouraging & fun writing prompts may just be what they need. Check out these tips and the gnome printable from In All You Do.

    10+ Awesome Valentine’s Day STEM Activities for Kids from Hess Un-Academy

    Every kid loves fun, hands-on STEM activities! Take a learning adventure with these Valentine’s Day STEM activities!

    Chocolate Secrets from Julie Naturally

    Does anything go better with Valentine’s Day better than chocolate? It’s the top Valentine’s Day candy and it’ll be fun to explore this delicious (and even nutritious) food.

    Valentine’s Day Unit Study from The WOLFe Pack

    A Valentine’s Day Unit Study that is filled with ways to enjoy the special day. Kids will LOVE it because it’s fun; Moms will LOVE it because it’s educational!

    The History of Valentine’s Traditions from Homeschool on the Range

    Find out why we have our traditions for Valentine’s Day!

    Love songs from Musicals from Music in Our Homeschool

    It’s easy to find time for this15-minute Valentine’s Day music lesson of listening to some of the greatest ever love songs from musicals.

    DIY Felt Fortune Cookies Valentine’s Day Craft + free Valentine printable from Making Room 4 One More

    A cute Valentine’s Day craft of felt fortune cookies that make a sweet Valentine’s Day gift that is so easy, your kids can help make a batch.

    Valentine’s Day Language Arts Resources for Homeschooling Families from Whole Child Homeschool

    Valentine language arts resources and printables for all your kids: toddlers up to high school. The pack includes vocabulary games and grammar fun including a silly sentences activity.

    Make Some Easy Sweetheart Popcorn For Valentine’s Day from Our Crazy Adventures in Autismland

    Eat Sweetheart popcorn and learn about the history of Valentine’s Day!

    How to Have a Valentine’s Day Homeschool Party from Everyday Graces Homeschool

    Simple & easy directions to organize your own Homeschool Valentine’s Day Party

    Valentine’s Chocolate Pudding Cream Cheese Frosting from Homegrown Motherhood

    Top your favorite cake with this Valentine’s Chocolate Pudding Cream Cheese Frosting!

    27 Valentine’s Day Books for Kids from Heart and Soul Homeschooling

    Need inspiration for filling your library book basket? Check out these fun favorites for Valentine’s Day.

    5 Valentine’s Day Snacks that Teach About God’s Love from Stand Up, Reach Out

    Mix up your Valentine’s day with these 5 faith-based snacks that teach kids how to love God and others (and they’re so simple, your kids can make them on their own next week!)

    Story Time: Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch from Orison Orchards

    The classic book, Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, is one of those special books that inspires you to see the world a bit differently than you did before. Mr. Hatch has a way of making you want to be a better person! This story time lesson includes some fun, Valentine-themed literature activities plus an easy snack.

    15  Fast and Fun Valentine’s Day Snacks for Kids from Thrive at Home

    15 of the our best (fun, fast,& fabulous) Valentine’s Day snacks for your kids that you and your kids will love!

    DIY Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas – Beautiful Heart-Shaped Upcycled Book Decorations from Geez, Gwen!

    Create a beautifully upcycled Valentine’s Day Craft: a Book Page Paper Heart Garland! This sweet art project for tweens and teens makes a keepsake you’ll hang up year after year!

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