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25 Inspired Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Your Homeschool

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. How do you celebrate it in your homeschool? Here are 25 Inspired Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Your Homeschool!

You will love these fun and varied ideas for Valentine's Day in your homeschool. #valentinesday #homeschool #valentinesactivities #ichoosejoyblog

[Today’s post is a compilation from contributor Michelle Habrych and Gena Mayo.]

Disclosure: I get commissions for purchases made through affiliate links in this post.

I’ve brought together some videos for all ages to learn a little about the holiday.

  • First, there is an animated “The History of St. Valentine’s Day” on YouTube. It’s just under two minutes and is a basic story about St. Valentine.

  • “Bet You Didn’t Know: Valentine’s Day” is slightly longer and has a bit more about the holiday. It is appropriate for all ages.
  • Finally, for older students, “The History of the Holidays: Valentine’s Day” from History Channel is four minutes long and mentions the pagan history of the holidays.

When I think of Valentine’s Day, candy comes to mind. I discovered some great videos about candy to watch with the kids.

  • Do you want to know about those conversation hearts? Martha Stewart has a short video on how they are made!
  • Valentine’s Day would not be complete without chocolate! Science Channel’s “How It’s Made” has a video on making chocolate!

Rabbit Trails Through Valentine’s Day

Check it out here:

Rabbit Trails through Valentine's Day

If your kids are like mine, they often like to do hands-on projects.

  • I have gathered some great videos to get you started in that direction. Full-Time Kid from PBS has a video on how to make your own conversation heart candies.
  • “Valentine’s Day Fun and Easy Kids Crafts” is a 13-minute video of an elementary-aged girl and her mom making simple crafts.
  • Here are directions to make a Valentine’s decoration, a gift idea, and two yummy treats.

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Perhaps you want to enjoy a love-themed movie as a family.

You don’t want it to be too sappy or contain anything too inappropriate for the kids. Here are some of my suggestions.

  • Disney/Pixar’s Up is a good starting point for a younger audience. Widower Mr. Frederickson learns to experience the love of being a grandfather-figure to a young boy through their adventure in South America with a flying house.
  • Meet the Robinsons, another Disney animated movie, offers a story of finding love and acceptance through adoption.
  • Ever After, starring Drew Barrymore, is a retelling of the Cinderella story and the first “chick flick” my daughter and I watched together. It is simply wonderful, but boys may not enjoy it. It is better for preteens and teens.
  • Moms’ Night Out is one the entire family can enjoy together. It has many different love stories in it (spouses, parents, siblings, and friends). The movie’s comedy will have everyone laughing out loud, while other parts may bring a tear to your eyes.
  • Also for preteens and teens, Penelope is a different type of fairy tale about love. There is nothing inappropriate in the movie, but it does contain some mature themes younger children may not understand. I highly recommend this funny and touching movie.

If you’d like to read more about Valentine’s Day, here are a couple of suggestions.

  • Author and illustrator Gail Gibbons offers Valentine’s Day for younger children to get a piece of basic knowledge about the holiday in her signature style.
  • The Berenstain Bears’ Valentines Blessings is another one to check out. A quick search of the Internet can help you find free printable bookmarks for the holiday as well.

Finally, incorporate Valentine’s Day learning into your regular school day with these activities.

Free Valentine's Day notebooking pages

15-Minute Valentine's Day Music Lesson Freebie with 5 Printables

Heart Crystals A Valentine's Day Science Experiment

Download these pretty Valentines to print and give to your friends this Valentine’s Day!

Contributor bio:

Michelle Habrych plans to spend this Valentine’s Day with her family seeing the new Lego Batman movie.


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  2. I was trying to think of something fun but a little educational for Valentines day this year! This is a great list! Thanks!

  3. Andrea Denner says:

    Hoping to watch some of those videos tomorrow. Thanks for the compilation 🙂

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