5 Valentine’s Day ESL Activities


Love is in the air, and so is the excitement of incorporating Valentine’s Day-themed activities into ESL classrooms. ❤️ In this article, we’ll explore five unusual ESL Valentine’s Day activities that you can add to your lessons this year. Whether you’re teaching in person or online, in groups or individually, these activities are sure to engage your students and – naturally – level up their English.

Five Languages of Love

Ask each student to write down one example of how people can express love on a separate piece of paper or a post-it. Ask them not to write the name of the love language they are giving examples of. Fold the papers and put them in a box. Now let your students take one piece each, read it and guess which love language the examples are showcasing.

Looking for Someone Special

Funny Dates Grammar

I Hate Valentine’s Day

😈 Not everyone loves it, right? We have some activities for Valentine’s haters, too.

Activity 1Haters’ Party
Divide the students into pairs. Instruct them to imagine that they are organizing an anti-Valentine’s Day event for single people. Ask them to brainstorm ideas for activities, games, and decorations that would make the event fun and enjoyable for everyone. After a few minutes, have each pair share their ideas with the class.

Activity 2Ultimate Love

Give your students this quote by Oscar Wilde: “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” Ask them to discuss what this quote means to them and how it relates to the concept of self-love and being content with being single. Encourage them to share personal experiences or examples from popular culture that illustrate this idea.

Download this lesson plan for those haters who have achieved level C1 in English.

AI Love

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As we wrap up our exploration of these five unique ESL activities for Valentine’s Day, remember that the key to a successful lesson is not just in the content, but in the connection and joy it brings to your students. Sign up on Twee to create unique lessons tailored exactly to your students interests and needs: