Valentine’s Day

Hopefully this post reaches you in time to be of some use! I am visiting family in NY, and so I don’t have time to put together a new Valentine’s Day activity for y’all to use. Instead, I’m compiling a list of CI-friendly Valentine’s Day activities from around the web! I have an old story that I might finish formatting to post before the end of the week… but don’t hold your breath. These activities are pretty Spanish-heavy, but you should be able to adapt at least a few of them if you teach a language other than Spanish.

  1. Hearts from Cynthia Hitz: Students practice the subjunctive by writing notes to their ‘love’ telling them what they want them to do. She used them to make a bulletin board, which is an often-overlooked form of program advocacy through the simple visual reminder that language classes are available and appear to be fun.
  2. Valentine’s Day Pinterest Board: Follow this board to find all kinds of V-Day ideas (some that I love, and some that I don’t… but at least they’re there for you to decide for yourselves!), and stay updated with new ones that I find around the web.
  3. Bryce Hedstrom’s ‘Occupy Valentine’s Day’ activity: for all of the students that DON’T have a special someone in their lives on this day
  4. MovieTalk and activities for El Soltero from Elizabeth Dentlinger
  5. Poem activity: Find a love poem (or anti-love poem) in your target language and use the activity that Michele Whaley describes at the beginning of this post
  6. My ‘Carlos el cleptómano’ unit: Uses the target structures to talk about dating customs in Spanish-speaking countries. Get just the script in Spanish and English here.
  7. Short film unit for “Love Recipe”: a husband and wife prepare for a big date (4 day unit)
  8. A MovieTalk video shared by Michele
  9. Resources from Sharon Birch: There are a LOT.

3 comments

  1. Great ideas! Thank you for helping teachers. Proverbs 19:17 says, “Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his deed.” Lately, as a teacher, I’ve felt “poor,” but generous teachers like you help me. I am truly thankful.

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