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

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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Come From Worksheet

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 on this particular date!

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History Multiple Choice Worksheet

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 Worksheet

Where It Came From - Short Answer Questions

There are also some other stories about this date 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.

Cupid Reading Worksheet

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 Worksheet

Cupid - Multiple Choice Questions

Basically, he is associated with this holiday because of his perceived importance in making people fall in love.

Cupid Short Answer Worksheet

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 He Worksheet

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.

Saint Valentine Multiple Choice Worksheet

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 Worksheet

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.

Money Exchange Worksheet

How Much Money Is Exchanged At This Time - 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.

Money Short Answer Worksheet

How Much Money - Short Answer Questions

Today, greeting card companies sell an estimated 1 billion cards during this time 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 Multiple Choice Worksheet

How Much Money - Multiple Choice Questions

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

Popular Items Worksheet

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

When you think of this holiday, you probably think of cards. Many children give small themed cards to their friends in school.

Items Multiple Choice Worksheet

Most Popular Items - Multiple Choice Questions

Each year during this segment in time, billions of dollars are spent on gifts. The most popular gifts are flowers, chocolate and jewelry.

Who Celebrates Worksheet

Who Celebrates Valentine's Day Throughout the World?

The customs of this holiday has also touched other countries in the Middle East and in China as well as in Russia. They exchange gifts just as Americans do although there is not nearly as much money spent in those countries.

Who Celebrates Multiple Choice Worksheet

Who Celebrates - Multiple Choice Questions

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

Celebrates Short Answer Worksheet

Who Celebrates - Short Answer Questions

Africa celebrates this holiday 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.

Throughout the World Worksheet

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 Worksheet

Honor Love - Multiple Choice Questions

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

Honor Worksheet

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.

Rose Color Worksheet

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 Worksheet

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.

Roses Short Answer Worksheet

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.

Symbols Worksheet

What Are the Associated Symbols - 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.

Symbols Multiple Choice Worksheet

Associated Symbols - 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 Worksheet

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.

February 14 Worksheet

Why is it Celebrated on February 14?

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

February 14 Multiple Choice  Worksheet

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.

Short Answer Worksheet

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 Worksheet

Visual Crossword

That's a heart, not a puppet. Take your time and sound out what you see to complete the puzzle.

Maze Worksheet

Maze

Help the boy find his next card by pushing yourself through the maze.

Visual Addition Worksheet

Visual Addition

What a loving elephant. Add them up.

Word Scramble Worksheet

Word Scramble

"Sweetheart" is the hard one here. Move all of the letters around to create words that relate to this theme.

Word Search Worksheet

Word Search

Heart Throb got up in the puzzle. You will then push through all the other terms that are listed to discover them.

Visual Subtraction Worksheet

Visual Subtraction

Take away all the love balloons. A great way to work on this themed skill with your students.

Alphabetic Worksheet

Alphabetic Order

Ten words to form a line. Push everything from A to Z in this theme.

Missing Letters Worksheet

Missing Letters

These are all missing two letters at least from these terms.

Word Chop Worksheet

Word Chop

Is this more of a spelling or phonics activity? It all depends on which form of language you have worked on with your students.

KWHL Worksheet

KWHL

Do you know even more than you thought?

Bingo Card #1

Bingo Card #1

The words included are: courage, sweetheart, caring, arrow, and candy.

Bingo Card #2

Bingo Card #2

Another version of this vocabulary to work with.

Bingo Card #3

Bingo Card #3

We move on to some frequently used terms like: love, cupid, joy, and our favorite of all time "chocolate".

Bingo Card #4

Bingo Card #4

This is a series of more higher leveled vocabulary words.

Bingo Card #5

Bingo Card #5

Some words that might need some explaning such as: hope, admirer, heartthrob, unity, and charm.

Bingo Card #6

Bingo Card #6

Put it all in together.

Friends Worksheet

Friends are Here

Don't be selfish and use the "I" for you. This an acrostic poem worksheet for you to work on.

Love Poem Worksheet

Love Poem

Take your time here. This something you really want to think about.

Valentine Worksheet

The Poem

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

Word Wall

Word Wall

Who is working on this one?

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.

Statistics & Facts Associated with Valentine's Day

Each year on February 14, Valentine's Day is celebrated as the Feast of St. Valentine, a memorial honoring the love and devotion between lovers. According to many legends, this day became associated with romantic love when Saint Valentine, a Roman priest in the 3rd century A.D., defied the orders of his superior and married couples who were condemned to die for their faith. Even though he was later imprisoned and martyred for his actions, his selfless actions were so admired that February 14 eventually became recognized as the day to celebrate love in many cultures around the world today.

From heart-warming statistics about love to Valentine's Day facts and figures, we've got you covered with everything you need to know about February 14! Check out our top 5 Valentine's Day statistics and facts below!

1. Pope Gelasius Chose February 14 in 496 A.D.

According to The Catholic Encyclopedia, he made February 14 St. Valentine's Day. This date was chosen because it coincided with a pagan Roman celebration honoring Lupercalia (in late February), which involved men drawing names from a lottery to honor women as part of fertility rituals. Pope Gelasius wanted to get away from that practice by promoting a day centered on love.

2. $2 Billion on Candy Is Spent Each Year.

According to data released by The National Confectioners Association, Americans spend a whopping $2 billion every year on candy for Valentine's. In other words, Americans consume nearly 1.5 billion chocolate hearts each February 14. If you include these candy-filled packages, Americans actually spend $7 billion on sweets for Valentine's Day. This means that roughly 67 million tons of chocolate are eaten between February 13th and 15th!

3. In Japan, It's the Opposite.

In Japan, women buy men chocolate as opposed to men buying women chocolate, as seen in Western countries. The popular belief here is that it's a way for women to show their affection for their partners, but research has shown that it may be linked with larger cultural trends such as economic gender equality. As women become more empowered economically, they are able to purchase gifts for their male partners without feeling emasculated.

Interestingly enough, studies have found that Japanese men who receive chocolates from their female partners on Valentine's Day are happier than those who don't! We can thank capitalism for bringing us closer together!

4. Millions of Greeting Cards are Purchased.

Whether it's an elaborate card design or a simple handwritten note, Valentine's Day is all about spreading love. From family to friends, coworkers to lovers, greeting cards are sent on V-Day to show people how important they are. As February 14 approaches, Americans buy 2.5 billion greeting cards; that's 1 billion more than are purchased throughout an average year.

That amounts to more than 50 cards per person in America!

5. "Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve" More Than a Catchphrase.

Over time, it became common to wear a red ribbon or other sign of affection on Valentine's Day. So, in 16th century Britain and France, men and women wrote names on their sleeves to see who their Valentine would be. If you didn't match with someone, you were said to be unlucky in love. Those without a match also could be ridiculed and teased.

Wrapping Up

Though it may seem like some of these stats are shocking at first, they're quite logical once you consider how relevant Valentine's Day is to people. To enjoy love, one must also know love—and all of its elements. In fact, understanding Valentine's Day can help us understand more about ourselves than we may realize; it's more than just a holiday. It reveals who we are as humans.