Seasons of Service
Valentines Day ~ To Service with Love…

What better way to beat the Holiday Gimmees and observe Red Letter Days than to practice good deeds? Here's a way to discover the true meaning of holidays and heroes. Please join us in celebrating the following Season of Service.

Beyond filling the classroom mail box and gobbling candy hearts, kids who remember forgotten heroes ~ veterans, the elderly, the hospitalized ~ or reach out to shelters for the ~ homeless, pets, handicapped ~ can really make a difference. February 14 is the perfect time for writing praise poems, pledges, or plays. Share them with everyone who needs a verbal pat, a voiced bouquet, or a virtual hug. For a variety of heartfelt activities try these:

Read Aloud Love In Select some age appropriate Valentines Books. Read aloud to younger peers.


Dear Mr./Ms. Mayor Agree on a current community issue. Send elected officials letters congratulating them on their public service & suggesting ways to address your area of concern.


Poetry Rave Learn Valentines Day songs or poems. Better still! Create your own! Arrange a visit with local day care or elderly center so students can recite selections to an admiring audience.


Love a Tree Make 3D strings of hearts; on them write I love you… messages to favorite elements in nature. Attach to a "Tree outside the Classroom Window."


Valentines for Veterans Long before February 14, write Praise Poems honoring men & women who have served our nation. Deliver them to local Veterans Centers, Hospitals or Homeless Shelters.


Great Expectations Write a skit about your grade. Perform it for the incoming class.


Primary Colors Make a red, blue, and yellow Play Safe chart. Present it to kindergartners or primary schoolers just before recess.


Grounds for Love Organize & advertise a litter-free school day (week?). Reward classrooms with cleanest corridors.


Start a Dialogue Research Valentines Day origins & customs. Make a visual timeline. Share it with students in classes for Deaf students. Tape an oral timeline. Share it with visually impaired students.


Healthy Hearts Make a Food Pyramid poster. Display it in the cafeteria.