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Valentine’s Day in Spanish Class

¡Feliz Día de San Valentín!

Looking for purposeful ways to celebrate el Día de San Valentín in your Spanish classes? Wondering how to do this without it being “romantic?” My favorite activities for this time of year include poetry writing, sweet notes for classmates and teachers/colleagues, and of course valentine cards. All of these activities can be done to celebrate friendship and express gratitude, rather than romance. As always, I love writing that can double as classroom decor, so students can show off their skills! I hope you can get a few ideas or inspiration for activities to try with your students this year 🙂

1) Poetry Writing

Spanish Valentine's Day Poetry Activities Día de San Valentín

I love giving my students the opportunity to show off their creative side. They can choose from various templates and write acrostic poem to a friend, a sweet poem with similes, and more! These poems do not have to be romantic in nature, and they motivate students to be creative and discover new vocabulary.

If you want a broader topic, these spring poetry prompts are also great!

2) Letter Writing // Gratitude Cards

Spanish Valentine's Day Class Decor Writing Prompts

Motivate your students to write letters to friends, family members, or even teachers. Students can express why they are grateful for the people in their lives. Again, this doesn’t have to be romantic! I love to emphasize the importance of friendship 🙂 and the difference our classmates can have in our lives.

These  hear pages come in color or black and white — whether you print the color version or your students color them themselves, they make for great classroom decor after the fact! There are also two sizes- full page writing prompts, or small heart templates.

These small notes are another sweet option to express gratitude for the people in our lives. These ones in particular are not romantic in nature at all, and instead focus on giving thanks 🙂

3) Llama Valentine Cards

Sometimes a cute valentine is the best way to make someone’s day! Honestly, I still have cards hanging on my board from *last* Valentine’s Day. These Llama Valentines come in color or black and white so your students can do the coloring!

4) Posters/Coloring Pages

Spanish Classroom Posters and Coloring Pages Valentine Theme

Our sophomores sometimes have state testing right around this time of year. I like to keep extra coloring pages in my room on those days, for students that finish early and would like a way to unwind. This Valentine’s Day set has cute phrases and clipart for Valentine’s Day.

Have fun!

Most of the activities I mention above can be found in my Valentine’s Day Bundle, which can be found by clicking here. If you try any of them with your classes, I’d love to know what you think!

Thank you for reading!

My name is Erin and I have 8 years of experience teaching high school Spanish. I love building positive student relationships and bringing a bit of fun into my lessons to keep my students engaged!

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