Valentine's Poem Activity

Make a loved one feel special while also letting your child practice word recognition with this activity to make a Valentine's poem.

Being good at recognising words will eventually help your child become a fluent reader. In this simple activity your child sticks the words of a Valentine's poem onto a suitably decorated piece of card. They will practice recognising letters and words while having fun with a glue stick.

valentines poem activity

You can choose a poem appropriate to your child's abilities and the recipient of the card. I chose quite a short poem which was destined for grandparents.

Step 1

Gather your materials. Print out your chosen poem in quite large letters on a piece of paper. You will also need a piece of card, wrapping paper to cover the card (preferably with hearts on), scissors and glue.

valentines poem activity step 1

Step 2

Cut out two pieces of wrapping paper the same size as the card and glue one piece onto either side of the card.

valentines poem activity step 2

Step 3

Cut out the letters of the poem, muddle them up and place them face up on the table.

valentines poem activity step 3

Step 4

Read the poem to your child line by line and ask them to find the words to make each line, arranging them on the table initially. Place a line of glue on the card and ask your child to stick the words on for the first line. Repeat line by line.

valentines poem activity step 4

Here are some other ideas for word-based literacy games you can play with your child.

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