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Fun Middle School Valentine’s Day Activities

These middle school Valentine's Day activities can be used instead of or in addition to hosting a class Valentine’s Day party. 

Middle school Valentine’s Day activities can make your regular lessons more engaging for your students. 

While candy and valentines can be fun for many, finding ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the middle school classroom can be challenging – candy hearts and poems will only take you so far.  

So for the teacher struggling to figure out what to do to keep their curriculum both timely and engaging, here are some useful middle school Valentine’s Day activities you can use in your classroom, including a digital escape room, creative writing, and a complete Valentine’s Day unit.

Middle School Valentine’s Day Activities

These middle school Valentine’s Day activities can be used instead of or in addition to hosting a class Valentine’s Day party. 

Valentine’s Day Digital Escape Room

Check out these middle school Valentine’s Day activities.

One way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is by playing a game and students love digital escape rooms. This Valentine’s Day Digital Escape Room will keep your students excited and focused. From deciphering code to watching videos and answering questions, students will work together to succeed in this project.

This Resource Includes:

  1. Digital Escape Room with 11 Challenges (“locks”)
  2. Detailed teacher directions in text and video format
  3. Answer Key
  4. Student Instructions
  5. Reflection Questions

Community building and teamwork are important components of this fun activity. Learn why teachers should use digital escape rooms in their classrooms in this article, Why Use Digital Escape Rooms in Middle School?

You can find the Valentine’s Day Digital Escape Room on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Valentine’s Day Creative Writing

Elevate your writing curriculum and infuse seasonal fun into your classes with this Valentine's Day Creative Writing Assignment. Students step into the shoes of characters such as a lost Valentine, candy hearts, a box of chocolates, stuffed animal and flowers, crafting imaginative written products based on character-specific writing prompts.

Creative writing can be a great way to create a fun Valentine’s Day lesson, whether because your school has banned parties because the parties are occurring later in the day or because you want something timely and educational. In this Valentine’s Day Creative Writing Assignment, students select a role from a given list and write from that viewpoint using a provided prompt. This activity has the added benefit of being a no-prep activity and can be completed in one day or stretched over multiple days.

This Resource Includes: 

  • Comprehensive Teacher Instructions
  • One Engaging Valentine’s Day Creative Writing Assignment
  • Standards-Based Grading Rubric (Level 1 – Level 4)
  • Points-Based Grading Rubric (Final Percentage Mark)
  • PDF & Google Slides Formats

You can find the Valentine’s Day Creative Writing Assignment on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD. It is also included in the Valentine’s Day Unit. The Valentine’s Day Unit can be found on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD

Don’t Forget About Non-Fiction With This Valentine’s Day Non-Fiction Article

Have your students embark on an educational journey with this Valentine's Day Non-Fiction Article created for middle school students. Discover the magic of this holiday with this Valentine's Day Non-Fiction Article which offers a deep dive into the traditions, history, and cultural significance of Valentine's Day, making it the perfect addition to your classroom this season.

Studying the history of a holiday is a great way to incorporate non-fiction materials and reading skills into a more formal holiday curriculum. However, sending students out to research can be problematic, especially if you are not looking to do an entire research unit.

This Resource Includes: 

  • An Engaging Non-Fiction Article in both modified and regular versions
  • MP3 Audio Files
  • 3 Post-Reading Activities
  • Answer Keys
  • Print and digital options.

This Valentine’s Day Non-Fiction Article is a great way to overcome these challenges while including non-fiction.  Everything you need is provided for both an informative and engaging activity. You can find the Valentine’s Day Non-Fiction Article on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD

Need a complete Valentine’s Day Unit?

Check out this engaging Middle School Valentine’s Day Unit, available in both print and digital formats, and designed with middle school students in mind.

If your school goes all out for Valentine’s Day and you want an engaging yet curriculum-focused middle school Valentine’s Day activities unit, check out this Valentine’s Day Unit

This middle school unit contains ten engaging middle school Valentine’s Day activities that will help reinforce your students’ reading, writing, and creativity skills. Students will learn about the historical background of Valentine’s Day traditions and prepare for a Valentine’s Day discussion about current customs. These middle school Valentine’s Day activities also have a focus on kindness and can be used throughout the month of February.

This Valentine’s Day Unit can be found on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD

Included lessons in this middle school Valentine’s Day activities unit:

  • Introduction – Share Kindness With Others Challenge
  • Lesson 1 – The History of Valentine’s Day Article
  • Lesson 2 – Valentine’s Day Opinion Questions
  • Lesson 3 – Fishbowl Class Discussion & Opinion Writing Assignment
  • Lesson 4 – Vending Machines Podcast Lesson
  • Lesson 5 – Valentine’s Day Choice Board
  • Lesson 6 – Valentine’s Day Creative Writing Assignment
  • Lesson 7A – QR Code Vocabulary Search
  • Lesson 7B – Valentine’s Day Word Detective, Word Search & Crossword Puzzle
  • Lesson 8 – Valentine’s Day Word Call Game

These middle school Valentine’s Day activities are designed to keep your students engaged while providing the teacher with quality lessons reinforcing key literacy skills. For even more Valentine’s Day ideas and activities, check out this blog post, Fun Valentine’s Day Lessons For Middle School Students. You may also be interested in reading this blog post all about Inclusive Holiday Celebrations

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