February: President’s, Ground Hog and Valentine’s Day Literacy Activities & Game
Literacy activities for President’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Ground Hog Day. Keep students engaged in singing, reading and writing.
Reach and challenge your primary students with literacy activities for President’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Ground Hog Day. Keep students engaged singing, reading and writing in your February Literacy Stations, Centers and small group instruction. Best for PreK-3rd Grade.
*This resource supports Literacy Standards for Poetry, Reading, and Writing
President’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Groundhog Day Literacy Activities that are perfect for Daily 5 activities, shared reading, small and whole Class readers theater, poetry centers, writing centers, classroom celebrations/programs and more.
Readers Theatre & Writing Printables
(About the Presidents-25 speaking parts).
Big script with songs.
Script on Cards with parts marked in Colors
For beginning readers.
Printable Color and Black and White POSTERS of the SONGS
7-President’s Day Songs
4-Groundhog Day Songs
6-Valentine’s Day Songs
All Songs set to familiar tunes.
3-Writing Activities for each Holiday
3 COLORING SHEETS-1 for each Holiday
2 Graphic Organizers for each Holiday
Valentine’s Day GAME
President’s DAY GAME
The games are circle games using props you have in your room or can make from printables.
Readers Theater in large print.
Thoughtful words that help teach
Important facts and concepts
Of the holidays.
PRINTABLES for PUPPETS or STORYTELLING
2 writing prompts for each holiday using primary and intermediate lines
If I had a pet Groundhog I would . . .
What Happens on Groundhog Day?
If I were the President of the United States I would . . .
I want to be President because . . .
I want you to be my Valentine because,
How to be a friend on Valentine’s Day.
Vocabulary Word strips
1 Double Bubble Thinking Map to compare 2 presidents
Finger Puppet Craft
1 Set of Finger puppet templates for each holiday
Some of the writing may be difficult for Kindergarten. You could fill in the writing activities and just have them insert specific words–like a fill in the blank. Or trace or copy from your board. It’s flexible in that you can print and then adapt to your needs.
Coloring Sheets for PreK and K with the name of the holiday at the top for them to print.
1 GAME for each Holiday.
Each game uses props you will have in your classroom.
They are circle games and can be played during a class party, as a brain break activity during the week of the holiday or as part of a presentation for parents. Parents could join in with the fun.
Each game has a poster printable chant.
7 President’s Day Songs
6 Valentine’s Day Songs
4 Groundhog Day Songs
USE THIS RESOURCE:
You can print the songs onto card stock, laminate and use in poetry centers. Use for Daily 5 work with the writing activities. Use as a whole class reading activity. Have each table read 1 song/poem together as a group.
Pair up students to read and share.
*Supports ELA standards and learning goals.
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