Lesson Plans and Materials for celebrating Valentine’s Day for the whole month of February.

Related Topics: Love and Romance, 8-9

Warm-up

How Hollywood Says "I Love You" - YouTube

How Hollywood Says “I Love You” – YouTube  (3:53)https://youtu.be/mCPZaX_foxUClips from various films. TRANSCRIPT: I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, and the thing is, I love you. You are the epitome of everything…

 

I love you x 100 - YouTube

I love you x 100 – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/P5f1Y3CWTc0Happy Valentine’s Day! A video with “I Love You” in many languages (not 100)                      …

 

Music

David Bowie - Valentine's Day - YouTube

David Bowie – Valentine’s Day – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/S4R8HTIgHUUDavid Bowie’s official music video for ‘Valentine’s Day’. A starter in a less romantic class

 

The Valentine's Medley (FreddeGredde) - YouTube

The Valentine’s Medley (FreddeGredde) – YouTube (6:43) https://youtu.be/d0JoX4qm8OEFreddeGredde with the guitar. You could try to count the songs

 

Valentine's Day Rap English ESL Grammar Vocabulary Pronunciation with Fluency MC!.wmv - YouTube

Valentine’s Day Rap English ESL Grammar Vocabulary Pronunciation with Fluency MC!.wmv – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/qK2y4SUSDqsA Great Song by Jason Fluency MC written for the special Day of Valentines!

 

Love Song - One word, many languages - YouTube

Love Song – One word, many languages – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/eqL5m_ZO9SgLyrics: Liebe, Khwām rạk, Láska, Love Szerelem, Cinta, Agapi, Hobb, Rakkaus, Miłość, Bhalobashá, …

 

Elton John - Can you feel the love tonight! - YouTube

Elton John – Can you feel the love tonight! – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/n8FM8nyy_FkElton John – Can you feel the love tonight, with lyrics!!! ^^ Enjoy!

Vocabulary

English Vocabulary - Saint Valentine's Day

English Vocabulary – Saint Valentine’s Dayhttp://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/vocabulary-lesson-valentine-day.php#.VNY9D_nF_iUCelebrated on 14 February. It is a day when you give a valentine card to someone you have a romantic relationship with or would like a romantic relationship with

 

ESL/ELT Valentine's Day vocabulary quiz - Holidays | Valentine's Day (February 14)

ESL/ELT Valentine’s Day vocabulary quiz – Holidays | Valentine’s Day (February 14)http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/vocabulary/holidays_valentines1.htmlHOME PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS To be copied or done individually. Write the answer 1:1 (yr 8-9)

 

ESL Guess the Valentine's Day Idiom - ESL Kids Games : ESL Kids Games

ESL Guess the Valentine’s Day Idiom – ESL Kids Games : ESL Kids Gameshttps://eslkidsgames.com/2018/02/esl-valentines-day-idiom-activity.htmlIn this activity, students have to try and guess the Valentine’s Day idiom.

Valentine’s Day Quiz A Vocabulary Quiz to be copied or done individually. Choose the answer 1:1 (8-9)

Words of Love – A Valentine’s Vocabulary Many close synonyms to be used either in writing or vocabulary activities (8-9)

Lesson Plans

My Valentine – A fun lesson for Valentine’s day The lesson is based on a Paul McCarthy song. (7-8)

English Lesson Plan on Valentine’s Day A listening/reading lesson on the celebration of Valentine’s Day with various vocabulary activities

Quia - St Valentine's day by Stephanie.

Quia – St Valentine’s day by Stephanie.http://www.quia.com/cz/305649.html?AP_rand=1467911014Here are 6 pages about St Valentine’s day. Listen to Stephanie, our American assistant, and play the games. The last pages teach you about fun superstitions. (yr 7-8)

 

CBBC - Newsround - Valentine's Day

CBBC – Newsround – Valentine’s Dayhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_1770000/newsid_1779400/1779489.stmA whole lesson plan with downloadable worksheets from BBC

 

Love is Like Life but Longer | Film English

Love is Like Life but Longer | Film Englishhttp://film-english.com/2011/07/27/love-is-like-life-but-longer/A Film English lesson plan around a beautiful 10-min film. Use the whole plan or just the film

 

All of Me by John Legend | Lyrical English

All of Me by John Legend | Lyrical Englishhttps://lyricalenglish.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/all-of-me-by-john-legend/A lesson plan with a music video, Power Point slides and a worksheet

 

The Travelling Teachers: Saint Valentine' s Day activities

The Travelling Teachers: Saint Valentine’ s Day activitieshttp://thetravellingteachers.blogspot.it/2015/02/saint-valentine-s-day-activities.htmlA blog for EFL students and teachers about cultural topics and new digital tools. (yr 8-9)

 

Reading

What is Valentine's Day, and how did it start? - CBBC Newsround

What is Valentine’s Day, and how did it start? – CBBC Newsroundhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/16945378It’s the day when people show their affection for another person or people by sending cards, flowers or chocolates with messages of love.

 

Symbols associated with Valentine's Day

Symbols associated with Valentine’s Dayhttp://www.theholidayspot.com/valentine/symbols/index.htmThere are many symbols that are attached to Valentine’s day and with an expression of love.

 

A LOVE STORY

A LOVE STORYhttp://www.groovetoenglish.com/lovestory.htm
To be read together or 1:1                                                                 …                                                       …

 

Short Love Poems - Valentines day love poems.

Short Love Poems – Valentines day love poems.http://www.short-love-poem.com/valentine.html
Read and learn short love poems. Why not write your own?

 

VALENTINES – Silly Poems for Kids, Children and Adults.http://www.brownielocks.com/valentinepoems.htmlA compilation of poems written by many authors. Excerpts Taken from a book titled “Valentine Poems”  Read for fun and/or write your own

 

21 Of The Most Romantic Quotes In Literature

21 Of The Most Romantic Quotes In Literaturehttps://www.buzzfeed.com/alisoncaporimo/beautiful-romantic-quotes-about-love?utm_term=.fte4YNxXe#.vonQ509L7“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.” ―Alfred Tennyson

 

My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun (Sonnet 130) by William Shakespeare - Poems | poets.org

My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun (Sonnet 130) by William Shakespeare – Poems | poets.orghttps://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/my-mistress-eyes-are-nothing-sun-sonnet-130My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun

BBC Learning English | News about Britain

BBC Learning English | News about Britainhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/newsenglish/britain/090210_nab_valentine.shtmlIt’s that time of the year when couples show their love for each other by sending cards, flowers and chocolates. A reading/listening text about Valentine with good vocabulary (year 9)

 

Valentine's Day Facts - DreamreaderDreamreader

Valentine’s Day Facts – DreamreaderDreamreaderhttp://dreamreader.net/lesson/valentines-day-facts/  Every year on February 14th, Valentine’s Day is celebrated by many couples.  Here are five interesting facts about Valentine’s Day that you might not know! With audio

Valentine Short Story Mysteries If your students are less romantic, they might prefer one of these mystery stories (yr 8-9)

Listening

Valentine’s Poem (1:42) A cute story by Ellen D. Masters

Valentine's Day: A History of the Day of Love

Valentine’s Day: A History of the Day of Lovehttp://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/valentine-love-february14-candy-hearts-chocolate/1850316.htmlThe day for lovers began in ancient Rome. The story by VoA, transcript available

 

ELLLO Views #944 Valentine's Day Around the World

ELLLO Views #944 Valentine’s Day Around the Worldhttp://www.elllo.org/english/0901/T944-Mel-VDay.htmA very natural dialogue with transcript and comprehension questions (yr 8-9)

 

Viewing

Bet You Didn't Know: Valentine's Day Video - History of Valentine’s Day - HISTORY.com

Bet You Didn’t Know: Valentine’s Day Video – History of Valentine’s Day – HISTORY.comhttp://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day/history-of-valentines-day/videos/bet-you-didnt-know-valentines-dayHow did St. Valentine become associated with love and romance? Get the full story behind the holiday. An array of a dozen 2-4 min videos about Valentine’s Day topics

 

CUPIDON on Vimeo

CUPIDON on Vimeo (7:23) https://vimeo.com/51924598#A cute but wordless animated story to use as a discussion or writing prompt                          …

 

ESLpodTV Lesson 32 - A Valentine Story - YouTube

ESLpodTV Lesson 32 – A Valentine Story – YouTube (2:40) https://youtu.be/XjwLa_EenvoA Valentine’s Day story of a young man in love whose passion is thwarted by an evil old crone. A funny little story, but watch it first to decide whether it suits your students

 

Valentine's Day Facts and Statistics - YouTube

Valentine’s Day Facts and Statistics – YouTube (1:49)https://youtu.be/y1V21oU9qU0What are some fun facts about valentines day? Surprise your friends with some new valentines day facts!

 

The Science of Kissing - YouTube

The Science of Kissing – YouTube (5:50)https://youtu.be/dwJ-wwF9XVsPucker up. I’m gonna lay some science on you! Don’t miss our next video!

Speaking

ESL Discussions: Conversation Questions: Speaking Lesson: Valentine's Day

ESL Discussions: Conversation Questions: Speaking Lesson: Valentine’s Dayhttp://www.esldiscussions.com/v/valentines_day.htmlSpeak in pairs or groups, mix the questions and leave out the ones that do not suit your group (yr 6-7)

 

Speed dating, icebreakers and PowerPoint - YouTube

Speed dating, icebreakers and PowerPoint – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/3tEDBWuHoZIUsing a PowerPoint slide show for maximum communicative practice in the EFL classroom. Instructions to the game are on a video and on a blog (yr 8-9)

 

Valentine's Day Discussion Topics

Valentine’s Day Discussion Topicshttp://www.theholidayzone.com/valentine/vdiscuss.htmlGreater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  (yr 8-9)  

 

Writing

Limericks Read for inspiration to write your own
Dear Jo A downloadable break-up letter with several suggestions how to react to it in writing from AnnaRose’s blog
Passion Prompts Sentence starters to write about relationships (8-9)

Valentine's Day Writing Printable: The Case of the Missing Arrows

Valentine’s Day Writing Printable: The Case of the Missing Arrowshttps://www.weareteachers.com/valentines-day-writing-printable/Uh-oh, Cupid’s arrows are missing on Valentine’s Day! Students draw suspects and craft a creative writing piece about who stole Cupid’s arrows.

More Materials

18 Punny Valentines Jokes + Free Printables for Your Students

18 Punny Valentines Jokes + Free Printables for Your Studentshttps://www.weareteachers.com/valentines-jokes/What better occasion than Valentine’s Day for corny kid jokes? Share these (not too mushy!) ones with your students, then download the free printable cards

Valentine's Day - Valentines Day 2017, St Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day – Valentines Day 2017, St Valentine’s Dayhttp://www.stvalentinesday.org/The most expensive energizer which can heal any ailment and suffering is “Love”, which is in fact all around!! Everything imaginable about Valentine’s Day

 

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Dayhttp://www.theholidayspot.com/valentine/Valentine’s Day This is a festival to express romantic love through giving cards, letters, flowers. It is a day to celebrate the spirit of love. You will love this absolutely for…

 

Is English the language of love? | Visual.ly

Is English the language of love? | Visual.lyhttp://visual.ly/english-language-love?utm_source=visually_embedAn infographic (yr 8-9)                                               …                                                                     …

 

Final Words

List of Love Quotes, Famous Quotations, Kissing Quotes, Breakup Quote

List of Love Quotes, Famous Quotations, Kissing Quotes, Breakup Quotehttp://www.links2love.com/quotes.htmThere are several links to quotes. I would love to make cards of them and have my students read them out loud one by one Dead Poets’ Society -style, kicking a ball or standing on a desk.

 

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