By: Andrea Dillon
Holidays are a great time to pull in fresh ideas for your homeschool and make the day exciting and fun. I always enjoy trying to find something to break up our typical day, but I get tired of just seeing the overly familiar worksheets or cut and paste activities. For Valentine’s Day this year, I decided to add STEAM fun to our Valentine’s Day. Below you will find Valentine’s Day activity ideas for science, technology, engineering, art, math, and more.
Valentine’s Day Science Activities
Science can always be a fun learning time that feels like a break. There are just so many various projects and ideas out there to try. Give these Valentine’s Day science activities and experiments a try.
- Experiment with candy hearts and investigate what happens when you add them to different liquids.
- Write a secret message to your Valentine with invisible ink and then let them figure out their secret message.
- Explore static electricity and try to make cupid fly.
- Use all that Valentine’s Day candy and investigate which chocolate melts faster. Science and a sweet snack. Extra bonus!
- Make a one of a kind Valentine’s Day keepsake by turning milk into plastic and creating something special! I love this one. We made heart keychains for our friends!
Technology and Computer Science Valentine’s Day Activities
Technology is taking over the world. Tablets, phones, and computers surround us. It is important to include technology education in your homeschooling —what better way than by adding in some technology and computer science Valentine’s Day activities.
- Take your Valentine cards a step further with these light up circuit valentines.
- Create a beautiful bouquet of circuit flowers to decorate for Valentine’s Day or give as a neat gift!
- Help your homeschoolers develop their coding skills while making a unique heart.
- Write a poem for your Valentine or just express your love with a twist. Use Festisite’s text layout to turn your words into beautiful art.
- Practice coding and create a unique Valentine’s Day card with this Free Scratch coding activity.
Engineering Valentine Projects
Engineering is a great way to help inspire your children to think creatively. Give these fun Valentine’s Day projects for kids a try. If your children like these and you want to try your hand at more engineering ideas, try creating a makerspace at home!
- Break out the LEGO bricks and make a candy box to hold all your sweet treats.
- Perfect structural skills and problem solving by creating a paper heart sculpture.
- Create a candy catapult and see who can launch their treats the furthest!
- Stack them tall before they fall with the candy heart tower challenge.
- Design and build your best heart candy structures. Make a house, rocket, or whatever your heart desires! This one is going to become a Valentine’s Day tradition in our house.
Valentine’s Day Art Projects
Art is the most common way to include Valentine’s Day fun into your homeschooling. Go traditional and make decorations or try something new with the ideas below!
- Use sharpie and alcohol to create unique heart art.
- Break the yarn out for something different and make some yarn squiggle art.
- Fold some 2D origami hearts or take a harder challenge and create a 3D puffy heart.
- Practice new art skills and learn how to make optical illusion art with Op Art Hearts.
Math Valentine’s Day Projects For Kids
How can you make math fun? Hands-on activities and games are always a sure bet. Try these math Valentine’s projects to help.
- Mix some spelling and math with Scrabble Math. Use Scrabble tiles or free printable tiles to make Valentine’s Day themed words and encourage them to come up with more of their own after they are finished!
- Get extra practice with this addition and subtraction Valentine’s Day Game.
- Play grab the candy with this fun battleship-like game.
- Learn about Mobius strips and make these topology fun hearts!
- Practice spatial relationships and see if you can take on this heart tangram.
Other Fun Valentine Projects
Do you want some more Valentine’s Day project ideas for your homeschoolers? Try some of these free printables and ideas.
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