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Valentines Day

History of Valentines DayLearn 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.

Play and CreatePlay and Create – Valentine Facts
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

Valentine games

Snail Bob in loveSnail Bob Love Story
Snail Bob’s come out of his shell, but his path to true love is paved with peril.
Chocotory gameChocotory
Pack the chocolate boxes for Valentines according to the order at the top of the screen.
Love heart lunch boxValentine Day Lunch Box
Help mom make a yummy “Valentine Day Lunch Box” for her adorable daughter.
Lady chef with kisses over her faceValentine Cookies
Give your loved one something special. Let’s bake some Valentine cookies to share!

Valentine makes

Activity Villiage - Valentine CraftsActivity Village – Valentine Crafts
A large collection of Valentine craft ideas here – something for every age group and ability.
Kids Valentine's CraftsMartha Stewart – Kids Valentine’s crafts
Loads of ideas of things to make for Valentine’s Day.

Shop for valentines crafts

Follow Super Brainy Beans’s board Valentines Day on Pinterest.