There are a LOT of stories about how Valentine’s Day got its start, but no matter how it began, it’s a great opportunity to show the people we love just how much they mean to us! Celebrated each year across the globe on February 14th, this holiday is a special time for gift giving, diverse cultural traditions, heart shaped decorations, and romantic acts big and small.
Keep scrolling for fun activities, crafts, and some extra inspiration on how to celebrate with your loved ones this year! Be sure to check out a brand-new PBS KIDS Family Night with Valentine’s Day specials featuring heartfelt episodes from Pinkalicious & Peterrific and Daniel Tiger starting on Saturday, February 10th at 7 PM.
Grades PreK-2 Pinkalicious and Peter love painting and making crafts for their friends — especially on Valentine’s Day. Try this quick and easy craft idea to make valentines for your friends and family with heart stamps.
Grades PreK-K Sing along to this catchy tune about loving your natural hair! Segi learns to embrace the hair she’s got. Whether it’s in a clip or nothing at all, she loves her hair as it is! This video encourages self-pride and embracing our differences.
Grades 3-8 The heart is the hardest working muscle in the human body, pumping out oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood with every beat. But no matter how hard this muscle works each second, it still needs exercise to stay strong. Hearts that get regular exercise can pump more blood with less strain. In this activity, students will compare ways to measure heart rate (and build their own stethoscopes!) to learn how exercise affects heart rate.
Grades 9-12 Evolutionary psychologists study the human brain and human behaviors—why we do the things we do—in the context of evolution. This video from Evolution: Why Sex?examines the “sweaty T-shirt” experiment, which demonstrated that the sense of smell may have more to do with mate choice than scientists previously thought.
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