Valentine’s Day in Spanish Class: Comprehensible Ideas and Activities
Inside: Día del amor y la amistad: ideas and activities for celebrating Valentine’s Day in Spanish class and at home.
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.
ACTIVITIES FOR VALENTINE’S DAY IN SPANISH CLASS
Easy & Fun Ideas
- Draw and label hearts like in the image above.
- Do speed dating as described here. So fun!
- Ask or tell a funny Valentine story.
- 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:
Credit: Infografías en castellano
Songs in Spanish for Valentine’s Day
Here are some fun picks from YouTube, or click on the images below to see the playlist with my complete list of recommendations!
Free Printables for Día del Amor y la Amistad
Only freebies here!
For Younger Kids
Free Bilingual Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids from Ladydeelg
Valentine’s Sentence Building Activity Sheets from Mommy Maestra
Matching Hearts Game from Mundo de Pepita
Spanish Valentine Game with Silly Rhymes from Spanish Playground
Valentine’s Day Blog Hop – Spanish Style from Sra. Casado Teaches Bilinguals
Spanish Numbers 1-10 Hearts Interactive Notebook Activity from Island Teacher
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
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.
Valentine’s Day Google Doodle
Elite commercial about la amistad.
La máquina de la amistad (Coca-Cola).
Animación para el mes del amor y la amistad (short film).
Post-it love (short film).
MovieTalks or Videos for Younger Students
Pocoyó celebrates love and friendship.
Feliz San Valentín con Pocoyó.
Videos for Día del amor y amistad
Quick “Historia de San Valentín” with subtitles in Spanish.
El día de San Valentín de Charlie Brown (25min).
El Chavo del 8, El Día de San Valentín (22min).
An introduction to Valentine’s Day in Spanish for beginners (more comprehensible for novice high and up).
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