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Valentine's Day Word Scramble

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Google Slide, PDF | Grades: 4 - 6

Expand your students’ language skills through Valentine’s Day vocabulary.

Valentine’s Day Word Scramble — Curriculum Goals

Looking for a charming activity that will boost your students’ o-c-b-l-y-a-u-v-r-a?

Students will solve the riddles in this Valentine’s Day activity to get clues to the scrambled words. Then they’ll use the letters and spaces provided to spell out each word described in the riddles.  

In addition to building a budding language, students will practice word identification, improve their spelling, and develop pattern recognition skills. 

An answer sheet is provided for students to self-check their work. We’ve also included a word bank for students who may need extra support.

The Valentine’s Day vocabulary words in this activity include: 

  • February
  • Happiness
  • Candy
  • Stuffed animal
  • Chocolate
  • Flowers
  • Valentine
  • Sweetheart
  • Carnation
  • Cupid

Valentine's Day word scramble

Students will L-O-V-E this fun vocabulary-building activity!

Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

In addition to individual student work time, use this Valentine’s Day Word Scramble as a:

Got fast finishers? Students who need a challenge can use the words to write sentences.  

Students who need extra support can work in pairs to complete the scrambles. 

Before You Download

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between a color or black and white PDF, or Google Slides versions of this resource.

We recommend first printing one copy of the entire file because this download includes an answer sheet. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet (and optional word banks) for students to complete.  

You can also turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity! Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse. 

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