Learn the history of Valentines Day, February 14th, and why some celebrate this day. Homework help for Primary School learning. Links, videos and games for Valentines Day.
The history of Valentines Day
Valentines Day started as a Roman festival called Lupercalia. During the celebrations boys had to pick girls names from a box. They would be boyfriend and girlfriend during the festival and sometimes they would get married.
Many years after the festival started, the christian church wanted to turn it into a celebration. Valentines Day is now a day for people to express their feelings to those they love. People send cards, flowers or chocolates to the ones we love.
Fun Valentine’s Day facts for kids.
Who is St Valentine?
During the Roman times, Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage because he thought it made soldiers weak. Valentine, the bishop, didn’t think this was fair and continued to marry couples. The Emperor heard of this and sent Valentine to prison. While he was imprisoned he fell in love with a girl. The Emperor asked Valentine to change his ways but he wouldn’t. So he was sentenced to death. Just before is execution he wrote a letter to his love and sign it:
from your Valentine
Snail Bob’s come out of his shell, but his path to true love is paved with peril.
Pack the chocolate boxes for Valentines according to the order at the top of the screen.
Help mom make a yummy “Valentine Day Lunch Box” for her adorable daughter.
Give your loved one something special. Let’s bake some Valentine cookies to share!
A large collection of Valentine craft ideas here – something for every age group and ability.
Loads of ideas of things to make for Valentine’s Day.