In this time of social distancing and virtual learning, Valentine’s Day is a way of still making a connection in our classroom communities. There are several options for Virtual Valentines and ways to distribute them.
Virtual Valentine Options
1. Valentine’s Day Scene Digital Glyph. This is a pretty traditional activity turned digital. Students design a virtual valentine in Google Slides. It is great copy and paste practice plus the end results are great for sharing. You could have students make multiple versions to share.
2. Special Person’s Day Digital Card. This one is a similar process but the finished result includes both clip art and text. Consider having students make one for each member of their class.
3. Consider joining the official Virtual Valentine’s 2021, which connects students around the world.
Sharing Finished Virtual Valentines
Once students have created their Valentines, it is time to publish or share them.
1. Padlet. Use a class Padlet to have students share their finished Valentines. Feel free to use mine or make your own using this example. Decide if you want students to be able to comment on the posts.
2. Have students upload into your learning management system (Seesaw, Google Classroom, etc).
3. Create a Jamboard and have students upload their finished Valentines.
Hopefully this gives you a few ideas for how to do Virtual Valentines this year.