Celebrate Valentine’s Day in your classroom with stations! I love doing stations in my Spanish classroom! They are a great way to provide choice and allow students to learn in a small group setting. Especially for a holiday or celebration like Valentine’s Day when you have so many activities to choose from, doing stations is a great opportunity to include more than one activity! This post will include several options for station ideas and crafts you could include in your secondary Spanish classroom. Here are some great Valentine’s Day Activities for Spanish class!
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There are tons of Spanish songs about love and romance that you could use for listening activities! I personally like to use Tengo Tu Love because my ones can easily hear “tengo” over and over again in the song! We do some cloze listening with the lyrics, then some activities to follow up! Looking for a great playlist? Check out Spanish Mama’s post here!
Another fun activity for listening is to have a little fun with some “pick up lines”. Cheesy, silly, and great for novices, students listen to recorded “pickup lines” in Spanish and try and complete the sentences. You can play the listening file for your students, or you can give them the link and allow them to work individually- up to you! Click here to see more about this resource.
This conversation heart matching game is a great, simple reading activity for novice students! Use Spanish to English pairs or Q&A pairs for students to practice their reading skills in this print and go station!
A word search is also a great option for novice students to read and practice! I love them because it has a sneaky focus on spelling in a relaxed, low-stress way.
If you’re looking for a fun novel to read with your students or to add to your FVR library with some romance to them, you should check out La Clase de Confesiones and its sequel by A.C. Quintero! My students loved them both and found them very relatable! They may also love ¡Papacito! by Craig Klein Dexemple. My students always love all of his books and think they’re very funny.
It wouldn’t be a list of Valentine’s Day Activities for Spanish class without some cute cards! This is one of the easiest station options for students. Give them the list of phrases to help them get started, some markers, and some paper, then watch them be creative! I like to give them some of the pre-made ones to just color as an option as well. They’re fun to exchange, or hang on lockers for their friends!
Another fun writing activity for novices is to create a “personal profile” about themselves! It’s set up similar to a social media profile, and I give them some ideas for what to include about themselves. Perfect for level one students to review likes/dislikes, and descriptions! Click here to check it out!
Valentine’s Day Activities for Spanish Class
There are TONS of options for stations! If you’re feeling overwhelmed, or would like a print and go option to save you time, check out my stations for Valentine’s Day! I have 7 different resources that include a variety of modes and hands-on options for your novice students.