Valentine's Day

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According to StatisticBrain.com, there are over 180 Million Valentine cards exchanged each year! Let KET help your students understand not only where Valentine's day comes from and why we celebrate, but how to create their own unique valentines, and even how love affects the brain.


The following resources are a sampling of those that can be found on KET Encyclomedia. Contact your KET Education Consultant if you have questions or need help setting up an account.

One Zillion Valentines

One Zillion Valentines. Frank Modell's delightful children's book, "One Zillion Valentines," comes alive in this animated program. Two enterprising friends, Milton and Marvin, prove that Valentines are for everyone. Part of the Weston Woods Series.


Discovery Education.

Grades P-2.

I Love My Family

I Love My Family. This video segment from Between the Lions features real children talking about activities they love to do with family members. All text is on screen and the word “love” is highlighted in each sentence. Featured words include: love, mom, berry picking, grandmother, sister, family, play, reading, and walk. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency, Vocabulary, and Language and Vocabulary Development.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades P-2.

A World of Friends

A World of Friends. Dog, Rabbit, and Pig arrive for Paz's Valentine's Day party, but Paz does not have valentines for them. Instead, he recites a Valentine's Day poem to each of his friends.


Discovery Education.

Grades P-2.

Clifford's Puppy Days: Your Secret Valentine

Clifford's Puppy Days: Your Secret Valentine. Clifford and his friends show children how to be a good friend, do the right thing, and help others. Your Secret Valentine: On Valentine's Day, Clifford sees a dog who he hopes will be his Valentine. Clifford's friends tell him different ways that he should try to start a conversation with her. Perfect Pet: Shun wants to get a pet, and Clifford and his friends try to show Shun which animal is the best to get as a pet.


Discovery Education.

Grades P-2.

Songs for a Great Day: "How Many Ways Can You Say I Love You"

Songs for a Great Day: "How Many Ways Can You Say I Love You". This song teaches children how to say "I love you" in different languages, including sign language.


Discovery Education.

Grades P-2.

Give Your Heart a Valentine

Give Your Heart a Valentine. The members of Freezer Burn sing about how our heart is pumping all the time, keeping us healthy and alive.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades P-5.

Holiday Facts and Fun: Valentine's Day

Holiday Facts and Fun: Valentine's Day. This video traces the roots of the holiday and tells the story of St. Valentine. It explains the history of Valentine’s Day cards, and explains other traditions of the holiday, including Cupid, hearts, arrows, and the meaning of various kinds of flowers. It shows how the holiday is celebrated, including games played on Valentine's Day.


Discovery Education.

Grades K-5.

Daily Deskersize: Valentine's Day

Daily Deskersize: Valentine's Day. Slim Goodbody chronicles the history of Valentine’s Day, which began in ancient Rome as a day to honor Venus--the goddess of love and beauty--and directs an aerobic workout featuring leg, arm, and shoulder exercises.


Discovery Education.

Grades K-5.

Maya and Miguel: Cupid

Maya and Miguel: Cupid. Miguel hates Valentine's Day while Maya loves it. As Maya prepares herself for the best Valentine's Day ever, Miguel is horrified to learn that he has been chosen as the official Cupid of the school this year, and must deliver valentines throughout the school. He straps on the wings and begins halfheartedly delivering the valentines to thrilled students throughout the school. Maya, meanwhile, thinks Miguel is lucky to be able to deliver so much happiness and joy, and gets the idea to start a free valentines delivery service for the rest of the neighborhood. Unfortunately, her helper Paco manages to stuff the wrong valentines into the wrong envelopes, and all the valentines are delivered to the wrong people, with insulting results. In the end, the once angry neighbors are thrilled with the job Miguel does of spreading Valentine's Day cheer.

Discovery Education.

Grades K-5.

Discovery Education: Theme Page

Discovery Education: Theme Page. Valentine’s Day offers a time to appreciate special people in our lives, including parents, friends, and teachers. Help younger students learn the history and traditions of Valentine’s Day while older students complete language arts activities inspired by the day dedicated to love.


Discovery Education.

Grades K-12.

Cyberchase: Hugs and Witches

Cyberchase: Hugs and Witches. In this episode: It’s Valentine’s Day, and Hacker captures Dr. Marbles and Lady Ada Lovelace, placing them inside a time machine invented by the mathematically minded Lovelace. The kids and Digit must decipher a series of poems left behind by Lady L, and free them from the time machine before it time travels to the nether world of cyberspace — never to return! Will the kids get there in time, or will Valentine’s Day bring nothing but broken hearts?


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades 3-5.

The Sweet Science of Chocolate

The Sweet Science of Chocolate. Chocolate makers explain the elaborate engineering and chemistry behind this tasty treat.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades 4-12.

Diamonds Everywhere

Diamonds Everywhere. This video reveals how the widely successfully marketing campaign declaring "A diamond is forever" has linked the precious gem with courtship and marriage.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades 6-12.

Valentine Cards: Exploring Relationships Between Variables

Valentine Cards: Exploring Relationships Between Variables. In this interactive from Annenberg Learner’s Teaching Math, learn a technique to figure out the total number of valentines exchanged among students in different-sized classes. In the accompanying classroom activity, students examine a recursive pattern and will use reasoning to find the mathematical rule that governs it. In trying to figure out how to extend the pattern to increasingly large numbers—and, eventually, to find a rule—students will learn that modeling a situation by creating a similar, easier problem is a good problem-solving technique.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades 7-9.

The Brain in Love

The Brain in Love. How does a person's brain activity change when they are shown a picture of someone they love?


Discovery Education.

Grades 7-9.

Brink: Chemistry of Love

Brink: Chemistry of Love. Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine are studying the MRIs of married couples to determine how the brain reacts after a person has been bitten by the love bug. The researchers found that different parts of the brain show increased activity based on the length of time a person has been in a relationship.


Discovery Education.

Grades 6-12.