Valentine’s Day in Spanish Class: Comprehensible Ideas and Activities

by | Jan 26, 2016

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

  • 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:

Infographics

 

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 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!

classic spanish love songs

Sad Spanish Songs Square

Free Printables for Día del Amor y la Amistad

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

MovieTalks

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).  

 

Día del amor y amistad

 

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