Valentine’s Day is a fun opportunity to take a break from our regular routine and units. February has the potential to be a special month in language classes. I love this holiday because students can review colors and numbers and learn simple phrases to write Valentine’s cards in Spanish. I use candy hearts, and I classify them with my students according to their colors. I also place them in containers and students have to guess the quantity. Students also have fun learning what the message on each heart means.
Last year I showed the movie “El Día de San Valentín, Charlie Brown.” One thing I do is to show a movie and then have the children complete a short task afterwards. This is a simple activity for the younger grades, but it can be adapted to different levels, too. This year I decided to create an activity set that students may use to talk in Spanish after watching the movie.
Download the free activity set HERE!
I show the movie to my students in Spanish and show English subtitles. According to your level and class meeting frequency, you might want to watch it in Spanish without subtitles.
¡Feliz Día de San Valentín!
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