Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Valentine's Day Fun 2016

Can you believe Valentine's Day is just around the corner?
I big puffy heart Valentine's Day and there are TONS
of great online heart day activities for kids. 
Below are some of my favorites!  

Valentine's Day Games and Stories: 

{LOVE this one}

Bleepy's Gifts- Addition

Valentine's Day Stories and Videos

Punny Valentine Story from Mighty Books
These are precious and so fun!!

Valentine's Day History
Valentine's Day History from the History Channel

A fabulous slideshow of hearts found in nature can be found here.

Heart Writing Fun
You can make your own customized candy heart here

or here

or here
which would be so fun for spelling word practice!

This fun site allows you to type in your own words (poem, story, etc) 
and then it turns it into a heart shaped page! Here's one I did using part of I Corinthians 13.

This Word Hearts site allows you to change the color of font, the font, the background color, 
and use your own words to populate a heart. This would be fun to use for spelling word practice!

Image Chef has a heart shaped Word Mosaic that would be fun for Valentine's Day! 

Write your own Heart Poem here. 

Make your own heart maze here. 

Classroom Junior has some fun Valentine's Day mad libs HERE

Read Write Think has a fabulous shape poem interactive that allows 
student to create and print a poem (or short story) in the shape of a heart. 

Valentine's Day Apps: 

Free Apps

First Words Valentine teaches kids about letters, how letters relate to words, and even how to spell words. This app is toddler-tested and approved, with a user-interface designed specifically for the littlest of fingers. The game includes beautiful illustrations, each matched with entertaining sounds and high-quality recordings of letters and words. 

Draw *Animated* Hearts with special effects on your pictures or on 
a nice background, and share them via email/twitter/Facebook!

Create cute valentines cards in 1 click with 9 sweet animal characters
and send via message, Facebook, or email. 

Paid Apps

Create photo-realistic candy hearts (and now chocolate hearts, too) with any message you can think of. Write your own 1, 2, 3 or 4-line message, pick a color, decide whether to use one of the beautiful included backgrounds, choose a font size, and then this app creates a beautiful candy heart just for you! And, with one click you can save your creation to your Photo Album and then email to anyone you want, or use as your background wallpaper!

A fun matching game using candy hearts. Catchy tune and sound effects. 
Score is based on how fast you finish matching - 
compete against your friends to see who is faster!

i See-quence... Valentine's Day is an application providing a photo social skill story for individuals that need support in understanding the process of Valentine's Day. Twenty-seven icons with real picture images are used to illustrate the sequence of events. Each page can be individualized for the user by adding personal photos taking pictures with an Apple camera ready device, add text and audio.

A sweet Valentine's story that can be read to you with silly animations and sounds on each page.
Also includes several games and activities!

Valentine's Day Printables

ABC Teach has tons of fabulous printables including bookmarks, 
alphabets, candybar wrappers, math puzzles, comprehension activities, shape books, and more!

Teacher's Pay Teachers Valentine Freebies can be found HERE

From Laura Candler:

Smart Notebook Files can be found HERE

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Click HERE to find all of these educational Valentine's Day 
websites, apps, games, and more- all in one place!

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