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Valentine’s Word Find

How many words can you make out of Valentine’s Day?

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Valentine’s Conversation Starters

  • What is Valentine’s Day?
  • What is the origin of Valentine’s Day? (Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day?)
  • Is Valentine’s Day celebrated in your country?
  • How is Valentine’s Day celebrated in the United States?
  • How do children celebrate Valentine’s Day in school?
  • What do you usually do for Valentine’s Day?
  • What do you plan on doing this Valentine’s Day?
  • Do you make any special food for Valentine’s Day?
  • On Valentine’s Day, is it more common for men to give gifts to women or for women to give gifts to men?
  • What are common gifts that people give on Valentine’s Day?
  • What is your favorite Valentine’s Day memory?
  • What is your Valentine’s dream? If you could do anything or receive anything on Valentine’s Day, what would it be?
  • Do you know anyone that has become engaged or married on Valentine’s Day?
  • Would you want to get engaged or married on a holiday? Why or why not?
  • What is a “valentine”?
  • Have you ever gotten a valentine or love letter on Valentine’s Day?
  • What is Valentine’s Day like for singles? (What do single people do on Valentine’s Day?)
  • Do you think Valentine’s Day makes single people feel lonely?
  • Do you think Valentine’s Day is too commercial or consumerist?
  • What are common gifts that people give?
  • Do you know anyone that has gotten engaged or married on Valentine’s Day?

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Romeo and Juliet

Read the poem with a friend and try to figure out what each bold word means based on the context.

My dear Juliet, your sight is everlasting as heaven above.

Your eyes gleam as bright as a lavishly blue jewel.

As my eyes set on yours they leap at the sight of love.

Your love makes me so crazy I’ve become love’s fool.

 

Your sincere love is winter’s breathe.

My love for you is stronger than anything else.

The sight of you made me more stiff than death.

Your voice chimes as beautifully as bells.

 

Our family’s feud is due to tear us apart.

Though I’ve been banished, my love still longs for you.

I wait again to catch your heart.

Oh, Juliet I wish we could start love of new.

 

Our love shall last forever till we die.

No one in the entire world loves you more than I.

Geoffrey Elliot

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I Like / I Don’t Like

Write “I like” or “I don’t like” in the blank space.

______________________ Valentine’s Day

______________________ the colour red

______________________ chocolates

______________________ going on a date

______________________ candlelight dinners

______________________ surprises

______________________ holding hands

______________________ heart-shaped balloons

______________________ going out to eat

______________________ romantic music

______________________ going to the movies

______________________ red roses

______________________ choosing a Valtentine’s Day card

______________________ talking on the telephone

______________________ going for romantic walks

______________________ stuffed animals

______________________ watching “romantic comedies”

______________________ love poems

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Saving Cupid

The news came over the radio.

“Emergency! Cupid is all out of arrows. Valentines Day will probably be cancelled!”

I knew we had to act fast as soon as I heard. I gathered my equipment and headed out the door.

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The Box of Chocolates Mystery 

Someone stole all the chocolates from the chocalate box But who?…You finish the story.

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Valentines Day Vocabulary Word Scramble Advanced

Work with a partner to unscramble the words.

dngciaellht   ______________________________

radling        ______________________________

negeagd      ______________________________

sgeemsa      ______________________________

ornmeca      ______________________________

etmsntieanl  ______________________________

forteuenht   ______________________________

aedrets       ______________________________

rboiceetaln   ______________________________

bouqute       ______________________________

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Winter Conversation Starters

How does winter differ from other seasons?

What articles of clothing do people wear to help them stay warm during the winter?

What sports do people participate in during the winter?

Do you enjoy winter sports? If so, what’s your favorite?

What are some other popular winter activities?

What’s your favorite winter activity?

Which do you enjoy more, winter vacation or summer vacation? Why?

Do you like winter? Why or why not?

What’s your favorite season? Why?

Would you prefer to be in a snowstorm or a thunderstorm? Why?

What is your favorite winter holiday? Why?

Do you like snow? Why or why not?

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Winter Hokey Pokey

Use this activity to talk about clothing that’s worn during winter. Get your class to brainstorm all kinds of winter clothing ideas and then incorporate them into the song.

The Winter Pokey (to the tune of “The Hokey-Pokey”)

  • You put your right mitten in,
  • You take your right mitten out.
  • You put your right mitten in,
  • And you shake it all about.
  • You do the winter pokey, [shiver]
  • And you turn yourself around.
  • That’s what it’s all about!
  • You put your left mitten in….
  • You put your right boot….
  • You put your left boot….
  • You put your long scarf in….
  • You put your warm cap in….
  • You put your snowsuit in….

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Winter Sports Word Scramble

Unscramble the word for the sport.

  • tbiaholn
  • esepd nsaitgk
  • kis ujminpg
  • eferesylt ksiing
  • wodnillh siikng
  • noabongwdirs

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