St Valentine's Day
February 14th is a day when loved ones send each other cards, flowers or chocolate. Scoilnet contains some links that can be used on a cross-curricular basis to make the day a fun learning experience in the classroom.

Funschool - St Valentine's Day
FunSchool has created a wonderful Valentine's Day website for children. It is packed full of activities including - interactive games, crafts, jokes, cards, and a lot more. Many of the activities would be ideal for use on an interactive whiteboard. (Some of the interactives require Flash.) Games from the FunSchool site regularly feature in Scoilnet's most used resources.

DLTK Games
Packed full of educational games that are both printable and online. Includes Hangman, wordsearches, mazes, crossword puzzles and printable memory cards. The colouring page from the same website is suitable for the younger children.

Making Learning Fun - Valentines
Contains links to themed activities - Maths, literacy, recipes, art and colouring.

The History of St. Valentine's Day - An Irish Connection
The origins of the day are a little mysterious. Some say it dates back to a pagan festival in Roman times. Others take a more Christian slant on the story with the martyred Saint Valentine being central to the whole story. Indeed, part of the remains of St Valentine are said to be burried in a church in Dublin.

The Story of St Valentine - A Worksheet (PDF)
From Abc Teach. Tells the story of the martyr who stood up to the emperor and defended his beliefs. A reading comprehension, writing prompt, and word search activity. Easy to use. Other printable worksheets from the Abc Teach website are also excellent: Valentine Baloon (print out and write a poem); Word Scramble (write down as many words as possible from the words Valentine's Day); Multiplication Sets.

French - The Language of Love
Taken from our website this link gives you some of the key words on Love and Friendship.

Scoilnet Quiz
Six questions but one or two are on the history of St Valentine.

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