Are your kids learning how to identify the alphabet, syllables, or beginning sounds? You can easily incorporate all of these skills and more into a Valentine theme in your preschool or pre-k classroom.
When your students engage in literacy activities focused on a common theme, they’ll begin to develop important oral language, literacy, and vocabulary skills.
Valentine Literacy Activities for Preschool
A themed unit study around a popular holiday like Valentine’s Day can be lots of fun for your little learners!
Your kids are going to love these fun, hands-on Valentine literacy center activities and games that will help them build vocabulary and develop critical emergent literacy skills like rhyming, syllables, beginning sounds and more.
Valentine Syllable Activity
Are your students learning to identify syllables in spoken words? Syllables are an important part of developing phonological awareness skills. In this activity, students will identify and say the name of the picture, and clap number of syllables in each picture. This activity includes a black and white recording sheet and is available in the Valentine Literacy Packet.
Valentine Beginning Sounds Activity
Are your students learning to identify beginning sounds? Beginning sounds are an important part of developing phonological awareness skills. In this activity, students will identify the beginning sound of each picture and attach a clothespin with the correct letter to the corresponding picture. There is also a black and white recording sheet included with this activity. The beginning sounds activity is available in the Valentine Literacy Packet.
Valentine Rhyming Activity
Are your students learning how to rhyme? Rhyming is an important part of developing phonological awareness. This is a fun game that can be played in large group and is available in both black and white and color. Students take turns rolling the cube and generating a rhyme. This activity is available in the Valentine Literacy Packet.
Valentine Alphabet Game
Are your students learning to identify and name the letters of the alphabet? Letter identification is an important part of developing phonological awareness skills. This game includes both upper and lower case versions in black and white or color. To play the game, students will take turns drawing a card, identifying the letter, and marking it on their recording sheet. This activity also includes two recording sheets, one for uppercase letters and one for lowercase letters and is available in the Valentine Literacy Packet.
Valentine Vocabulary Cards and Chart
Are you looking for vocabulary word cards for your Valentine unit? The printable word chart and vocabulary cards are available in both black and white and color. Place the printable word cards in a pocket chart or on a word wall. These cards can be used to help develop vocabulary and can be found in the Valentine Literacy Packet.
Valentine Pocket Chart Sentences
Are your students learning concepts of print? The predictable text in this pocket chart set will help your students learn concepts of print such as left to right directionality, return sweep, one-to-one correspondence, and more. The printable pocket chart sentences are available in the Valentine Literacy Packet.
Valentine Printable Emergent Reader
Are you looking for printable emergent readers for your Valentine theme? The predictable words in this book are designed to support your beginning readers. Use this book to reinforce concepts of print such as words are separated by spaces, left to right and top to bottom, written words match spoken words, common sight words, and more. This easy to assemble printable reader is offered in both black and white and color in the Valentine Literacy Packet.
Valentine Picture Book List
Oh, and you’re going to want some good, age-appropriate books to read aloud to your kids for your Valentine theme! Don’t worry, I’ve got your back, you can find a huge list of Valentine books for preschool HERE.
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