15 cute instructional Valentine’s Day movies that youngsters will love

When February 14th rolls around, all of your best lesson plans are flying out the window. Embrace the excitement with all-day vacation activities like these educational Valentine’s Day videos. Your students will have fun learning the story of the day, counting hearts, saying “I love you” in multiple languages, and more!

1. How did Valentine’s Day start?

This educational Valentine’s Day video traces the history of the holidays from the time of Roman Emperor Claudius II to the present day. It’s perfect for older elementary school kids, with fun animation and catchy music.

2. The legend of Bishop Valentine

This short video tells the legend of Bishop Valentine, who in Roman times, despite the prohibition of Emperor Claudius II, led marriages and then fell in love with the daughter of his prison inmate. While the story is probably more myth than fact, it’s fun to share with kids as a version of the Valentine’s Day story.

3. Valentine’s Day facts for kids

In addition to the St. Valentine legend, this video includes facts like the number of cards sent each year, who will receive the most Valentines (they are teachers!), And much more. Before sharing this video, make sure that your kids can guess the correct answers to each question first.

4. HEART song

Learn to spell the word “heart” as you sing this charming song, based on the familiar melody of bingo. Teach the little ones to act as a surprise to their parents!

5. Valentine’s Day Phonics

In this Phonics video, you will learn a word about Valentine’s Day for each letter of the alphabet. Challenge your students to find more words for each letter too!

6. Five little hearts song

Practice counting to five as you sing with these cheerful Valentine’s Day hearts. As children sing, have children hold the correct number of fingers over their hearts to make the number connection.

7. Count 10 Valentine’s Day hearts

Get more counting practice with this simple educational Valentine’s Day video. Children count hearts from one to ten, slowly at first, then faster. Use it as an introduction to other Valentine’s Day math activities or as a warm up exercise to start the day.

8. Skip the number of hearts by 2, 5 and 10

For two, five, and ten, do the count as you learn how many hearts a class made for Valentine’s Day. This educational Valentine’s Day video has hundreds of charts for kids to keep track of.

9. I’m a Little Valentine Shape Song

Learn shapes like heart, square, and triangle with this Valentine’s Day song. Children quickly learn the melody and words, filling in a new form for each verse.

10. Valentine’s day math trip

Take a Valentine’s Day trip through a series of math problems, focusing on more than and less than. As soon as each new problem arises, pause the video and ask your students to come up with the correct answer. Then keep checking that you got it right.

11. Pete The Cat’s Valentine’s Day

Pete doesn’t think Valentine’s Day is “cool,” but when he sets out to write personalized cards for each of his friends, he learns the importance of telling people that you care. It is an important message that every child should hear.

12. Love grows sing and sign

Expand the love of everyone with a cute singalong that also includes basic sign language. It’s perfect for pre-K and early elementary school. Would you like to learn to sign “Happy Valentine’s Day”? Also check out this video.

13. I love you in many languages

Join Elmo and learn how to say “I love you” in a variety of languages ​​including Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, German, and more. You might want to watch ahead and learn the pronunciations for yourself, then take a break after each break and help the kids learn how to say them correctly.

14. Hugged Hearts Directed Drawing

Follow us and learn to draw these two adorable hugging hearts. Kids can turn their drawings into a Valentine’s Day for a friend or family member when they’re done.

15. How candy hearts are made

No list of educational Valentine’s Day videos would be complete without learning about candy hearts! Show students how these ubiquitous Valentine’s Day treats are mixed, punched, dried, and packaged. For a special surprise, hand out some candy hearts for kids to enjoy while they watch!