Día del amor y la amistad: A Spanish Round-Up

by | Jan 26, 2016

Inside: Día del amor y la amistad: Spanish ideas and activities for the home and classroom.


Looking for ideas and activities for Valentine’s Day in Spanish? I’ve collected some amazing resources to share comprehensible Valentine’s-themed activities in your classroom. There’s enough here to fill a week, if you want to! 

Valentine’s day in Spanish goes by several names– El día de los enamorados, Día del amor y la amistad, or Día de San Valentín— and it’s not always celebrated on Feb. 14th. But either way, it’s fun to celebrate friendship and love, and the theme lends itself well to relevant, engaging activities.

Some of the links are divided into high school and elementary, and middle school classes could probably use some from both categories. Please share if you have fun ideas for Valentine’s Day in Spanish, as well!

For decor inspiration, see my post on Spanish Valentine’s Day Bulletin Boards and Decorations






Adivina Cuanto Te Quiero

Te Quiero Más (Spanish Edition)

El cuento de Oso Carinoso y la tarjeta del Dia de San Valentin

Valentine’s Day / Dia De san valentin (Powerkids Readers

Easy & Fun Ideas


  • Choose a song and just focus on a few keywords (like te quiero!). Do a really easy listening activity like Draw, Listen, Check
  • Make your brain breaks Valentine-themed with the freeze game:



There are lots of infographics related to Valentine’s Day. These are perfect #authres for students, to spark discussion and give some input. I’ve collected some good ones here:

Spanish terms of endearment


Credit: Infografías en castellano

Spanish terms of endearment for kids



Songs for Día del amor y amistad


I gathered a few examples from YouTube. If you want my complete list of recommendations, click on the images below to see the playlist.

classic spanish love songs










Free Printables

Only freebies here!

For Middle/High School

Candy Love Letters from Creative Language Class

Como Escribir un Poema de Amor from Throw Away your Textbook

10 Ways to Spice Up Valentine’s Day in Your World Language Classroom from World Language Cafe

Spanish Valentine Game: Matching Verb-Pronoun Combinations from Spanish Playground

Mi pareja ideal from Sol Azucar

Printable Cards & Labels from Think in Pink 



Printable Decor


Spanish Valentine Treat Boxes from Spanish Playground

Spanish Valentine Decorations from World Language Cafe

Printable Valentines Day Banner in Spanish from Living Mi Vida Loca

Spanish Valentine’s Day Cake Toppers from Ladydeelg

a whole llama love bulletin board

Bulletin Board Ideas and Printables from Spanish Mama

All Ages


Valentine Cards in Spanish

FREE Spanish Valentine’s Day Cards from Spanish Mama

Tarjetas para San Valentín from Pa Monísima: Yo

Free Cards from Mommy Maleta

Printable Cards for Kids from Spanish Playground

Practice Numbers in Spanish from Ladydeelg

Spanish Card from Flapjack Education

Multilingual Valentine Love Letter from Multicultural Kid Blogs



These would make great MovieTalks for a Valentine’s in Spanish day. You narrate the stories in language the students understand, discuss, possibly type up a reading, and voila– you have a high-interest, language-packed activity. 












MovieTalks or Videos for Younger Students






Videos for Día del amor y amistad






Día del amor y amistad 


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Hey! I’m Elisabeth, a teacher and mom raising two bilingual kids in the Peruvian jungle. Read our story here. I love digging up the best Spanish resources for all you busy parents and teachers!

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