Valentine’s Day Math, Language, Science & Art Activities

Valentine’s Day Math, Language, Science & Art Activities

I) Math:
(A) Give students Valentine’s Day candies that come in several colours.
1. Graph them according to colour.
2. Find the colour mean, median and mode.
3. Calculate colour fractions, i.e. 18/24 reds, 2/24 pinks, 1/24 blue, 2/24 purple, 1/24 yellow. Turn fractions into decimals and then percentages.
4. Students write and trade their own Valentine’s Day word problems. Be sure that they are multi-step, include irrelevant information that must be weeded out and clever/well written.

(B) Plotting Ordered Pairs
On a piece of graph paper students follow directions in order to plot/map out Valentine’s  Day pictures. (Younger students can use a 100s Board).

II) Language

(A) Valentine’s Day Poetry
Students choose their favourite recipe. Replace food items with “Valentine’s Day/Friendship/Love Words”. (Brainstorm words as a class.)
i.e.

My Valentine’s Day Cake
Just for You!
Ingredients
8 oz (225 g) Love
2/3 cup (140 g) Kisses
1 cup (210 g) Hugs
1 cup Roses
4 Smiles
4 heaped tablespoons (1 dl) Kindness
4 tablespoons Winks
1½ teaspoon Joy
1 teaspoon Faithfulness
4 tablespoons Trust

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a heart-shaped 10 inch (25 cm) cake tin (3 inches tall) with non-stick paper and grease the tin. .
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes with love.
Serve and enjoy.

(B) Word Challenge:
How may words can you make using the letters in “Happy Valentine’s Day”.

 

III) Science Class:
Human Body:
We have learned about the cardiovascular system and the heart. Use this knowledge to create Valentine’s Day cards:
Decorate the outside in the traditional way. On the inside record ways to keep heart healthy.
Examples include:

  • Eating heart healthy foods.
  • Make time to exercise every day.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Eat foods that are low in cholesterol, fats and salt.
  • Eat foods containing Omega-3 fatty acids (i.e. fish, flaxseed oil, soybean oil, etc.)
  • Eat heart healthy foods, i.e. blueberries, oatmeal, salmon, soy, spinach,
  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.


IV) Art Activites:

1. My favourite card:
“Heart in Hand Valentine Card”  http://bit.ly/zbXCkE

2. Make “Crazy Card Carriers”  http://bit.ly/w8WXdo

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