Valentine's Day Activities
Teachers: Valentines Day is longed
people to express their emotions in a time
or despair. How could they be helped?
Cocoa of Love
steeped in history and tradition.
when direct expression of one’s feelings
Enjoy the following information and
was discouraged. Lower postage rates also
8. Find an article with “heartening” news
a special Valentines Day scavenger
contributed to an increase in the popularity
that would inspire confidence or hope in the
red hot cinnamon heart candies
hunt for your students to complete.
of sending Valentine’s Day greetings.
marshmal ow hearts (smal )
Americans likely began exchanging hand-
One package instant cocoa
9. Find an example of foods that would
made valentines in the early 1700s. In the
Plastic sandwich bags
make a “hearty” or “heart healthy” meal.
In Great Britain, Valentine’s Day began to be
1840s, Esther A. Howland began to sel the
popularly celebrated around the seventeenth
first mass-produced valentines in America.
10. Find an example of someone who was
century. By the middle of the eighteenth
“heartless” or total y lacking in compassion
Pour instant cocoa into the snack
century, it was common for friends and
or caring for his or her fel ow human beings.
baggie. Add some cinnamon hearts and
St. Valentines Day Scavenger Hunt
lovers in al social classes to exchange
marshmal ow hearts. You now have the
11. Find an item in the newspaper that
smal tokens of affection or handwritten
1. Find something in the newspaper in the
perfect homemade Valentines Day Gift to
you would like to buy that would be a
notes. By the end of the century, printed
shape of a heart.
give to a loved one.
“sweetheart of a deal.”
cards began to replace written letters due
to improvements in printing technology.
2. Find an activity in the newspaper that you
13. Did you just “love” this activity?
We have a winner!
Ready-made cards were an easy way for
would just “love” to do if you had the time
12. Tel someone today that you love them!
The Fur Rondy is pleased to announce that
3. Find an unusual gift in the newspaper
the winning family for this year’s Scavenger
that you could give to someone to express
Symbols of Valentine’s Day:
Hunt is the VonBirgelen family: Jane, Bob,
Janel e and Keenan!
Cupid (The Roman God of Love), Doves, Love
4. Find 5 items in the
Birds, Roses, Hearts, Arrows
newspaper that come in
Many thanks to al of the participants you
who worked so hard on the Fur Rondy
Scavenger Hunt. We hope that you learned a
5. Find an example
Facts About Valentine’s Day:
lot about Anchorage and the Fur Rondy , and
of something that
• Over 1 bil ion Valentine cards are sent in
that you had the opportunity to spend some
the U.S each year.
quality time together while scavenging for
or condition of
• Some of the countries that celebrate
being physical y and
Valentine’s Day: The United States,
mental y fit.
Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom,
France, and Australia
6. Find someone
in the news who has
• Over 50 mil ion roses are given for
“heart” or the quality of
Valentine’s Day each year.
mind that would enable
them to face danger or
Our goal for the Newspapers in Education (NIE) program is to help educators utilize
the newspaper in their classrooms or other educational environments. We provide
7. Find someone in the
complimentary teaching supplements, in-paper lessons, tours, and educational programs.
news who is suffering from
What kinds of information would you like to see in the Newspapers in Education feature on
“heartache” caused by loss
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