Don't you love it? Explore the origin and activities associated with Valentine's Day with these heartfelt themed worksheets!

What is Valentine's Day? Every year in February, there is a day specified to dedicated love to dear ones. It is celebrated annually on February 14th and is known as Valentine's Day. We celebrate it every year but have you ever wondered what the actual date is all about? Let's take a look! There are many stories that narrate the incidents that happened on the 14th of February. The most accountable story says that there was a Saint Valentine who was imprisoned by Emperor Claudius for officiating marriage illegally among soldiers. Emperor Claudius believed that marriage distracted soldiers from their duties. Legend says that before being executed, he wrote a letter to the daughter of his jailer, Julia, and signed it with “Your Valentine.” It is believed that he was buried on 14th February and Julia planted almond and pink blossoms beside his grave as a symbol of lasting friendship and love. Valentine's Day is also referred to as Saint Valentine's Day. In some parts of the world, it is also called Feast Saint Valentine. It originates from Christian feast day to honor one or maybe more early saints named Valentinus. This is why it is celebrated throughout the world as a significant religious, cultural and commercial festivity of love where people give their loved ones flowers, confectionery and greeting cards.

What a great assortment of Valentine's Day worksheets you can find here. They contain a number of different activities using a dedicated set of vocabulary words related to the holiday celebration, including word search, fill in the blanks, scrambled words, word wall flash cards, acrostic poems, crossword puzzles, and more. The collection also includes six different packs of Bingo cards, which can be used during discussions of the topics. Last but not least, a KWHL (know, what, how, learn) diagram is included to help students pick a topic to explore in more depth. Always observed on the 14th day of February, this holiday has been around since the 18th century. Contrary to popular belief, card and flower companies did not invent this holiday.

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Where did Valentine's Day come from? - Reading

1,700 years ago, a martyred Saint named Saint Valentine died and today we are still celebrating Valentine's Day!

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Multiple Choice Questions

In 269 AD, an emperor named Claudius led the Roman Empire. He was extremely upset that fewer and fewer men were willing to join the military and felt that it was because they did not want to leave their new wives or families. I

Where It Came From - Short Answer Questions

There are also some other stories about Valentine's Day that coincide with the Pagan Festival called Lupercalia. This was a time of year when the Pagans, who were people who did not believe in Christ, celebrated fertility.

Why Is Cupid Related to Valentine's Day?

The Romans had a great many mythological gods that represented many things in their life. Cupid was the God that controlled the force of love.

Cupid - Multiple Choice Questions

Basically, he is associated with Valentine's Day because of his perceived importance in making people fall in love.

Cupid - Short Answer Questions

In mythology, Cupid is both sweet and devious. In fact, the Greeks believed that he was a troublemaker and would often get into trouble and mix things up on purpose.

Who Was Saint Valentine? - Reading Passage

Throughout Roman history, there were several people named Saint Valentine who appear in ancient texts. Interestingly, each of them had been martyred, meaning put to death by the Emperor.

Who Was Saint Valentine? - Multiple Choice Questions

Claudius was not pleased that so many young men were getting married and he was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his army.

Saint Valentine - Short Answer Questions

Very few early writings contain many facts about Saint Valentine, other than the date of his martyrdom and his determination to continue marrying people. His legacy says little besides the fact that he was a priest.

How Much Money Is Exchanged During the Valentine's Day? - Reading

Each year on Valentine's Day, men and women spend money buying cards, gifts, chocolate, jewelry and flowers in order to make the person that they love feel special.

How Much Money - Short Answer Questions

Today, greeting card companies sell an estimated 1 billion cards during Valentine's Day and it is ranked as the second largest card-giving holiday of the year. In addition to cards, it is typical for people to purchase chocolate, flowers, candy and jewelry.

How Much Money - Multiple Choice Questions

Both men and women buy cards and gifts during Valentine's Day. While 85% of all women will purchase Valentine's Day Cards, men purchase more flowers, chocolates and jewelry than women do.

What are The Most Popular Items to Exchange During Valentine's Day?

When you think of Valentine's Day, you probably think of cards. Many children give small Valentine's Day cards to their friends in school.

Most Popular Items - Multiple Choice Questions

Each year during Valentine's Day, billions of dollars are spent on gifts. The most popular gifts are flowers, chocolate and jewelry.

Who Celebrates Valentine's Day throughout the World?

In Japan, Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14th, as well, however only women give gifts to men.

Who Celebrates - Multiple Choice Questions

In Japan, Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14th, as well, however only women give gifts to men.

Who Celebrates - Short Answer Questions

Africa celebrates Valentine's Day as well. Their celebration is more like the ancient celebration of Lupercalia and they mix herbal potions made from plants, barks and roots into a love potion that is customarily drank on this day.

What Other Holidays Honor Love Throughout the World?

Similarly, in the United States holidays like Mothers and Father Day are also celebrations of love.

Honor Love - Multiple Choice Questions

Chinese people celebrate a day called "The Night of Sevens" and it is commemorated on the seventh day of the seventh month of the Chinese calendar.

Honor Love - Short Answer Questions

While these holidays are specifically set aside for friends and lovers, every country has special days that are meant to raise awareness of the people that we love in our lives.

What do the Different Colors of Roses Signify?

Each year during Valentine's Day, billions of Roses are sold and they are the most common flower given to women by the men in their lives for special occasions.

Colors of Roses Signify - Multiple Choice Questions

Red roses are perhaps the most common. When you love someone romantically, red roses say it best, because they are known as the roses of love.

Colors of Roses Signify - Short Answer Questions

Yellow roses are a sign of happiness, gladness or joy. They are common to give for birthdays and other special occasions as well as in the beginning of a relationship.

What Symbols are Associated with Valentine's Day? - Reading

One symbol that is not as widely used, but is still associated with Valentine's Day is a harp. The harp is a musical instrument that represents the ‘art' of love.

What Symbols are Associated with Valentine's Day - Multiple Choice

Lovebirds and doves are also symbols of love. While they are not as popular during Valentine's as the others, they are frequently used on cards and gifts.

Symbols - Short Answer Questions

Old traditions of sending love notes to people that were tied up in a knot gave birth to the use of knots as a symbol of love.

Why is it Celebrated on February 14?

The answers are not exactly clear; however, two of them are very probable.

Celebrated on February 14 - Multiple Choice Questions

It was a coincidence that this was also the day that the Pagans held a love lottery. 200 years later, the Pope made a proclamation that February 14th would be Saint Valentine's Day.

Celebrated on February 14 - Short Answer Questions

The Pagans were not Christians and were often persecuted for their traditions. One tradition was called Lupercalia and it was celebrated on February 14th and 15th each year.

Visual Crossword

That's a heart, not a puppet.


Help the boy find his next Valentine's Day card.

Visual Addition

What a loving elephant. Add them up.

Word Scramble

"Sweetheart" is the hard one here.

Word Search

Heart Throb got up in the puzzle.

Visual Subtraction

Take away all the love balloons.

Alphabetic Order

Ten words to form a line.

Missing Letters

These are all missing two letters.

Word Chop

Is this more a spelling or phonics activity?


Do you know even more than you thought.

Bingo Card #1

courage sweetheart caring arrow candy

Bingo Card #2

card romance flowers friendship party

Bingo Card #3

love cupid Free Space joy chocolate

Bingo Card #4

promise courtship heart valentine forever

Bingo Card #5

hope admirer heartthrob unity charm

Bingo Card #6

Put it all in together.

Friends are Here

Don't be selfish and use the "I" for you.

Love Poem

Take your time here.

The Day Poem

We didn't add an "S" to the end of the poem.

Word Wall

Who is working on this one?