Who (or what) is “Valentine’s Day” based on?

With this in mind, Quiq Labs has got your back! 

Our teaching aides are an ideal resource for classrooms and after school programs alike looking for lesson plans and activity guides tailor made for the February 14th jubilee . . . 

  • Fluttering Heart  |  Arts & Craft Activity  |  1st2nd grade 
  • Silhouetted Stamped Heart: A Valentines Card  |  Arts & Craft Activity  |  1st3rd grade
  • Strawberry Float, My Love!  |  Cooking Lesson  |  4th6th grade
  • Love on Pop  |  Cooking Lesson  |  6th8th grade 

These quick and easy tutorials are just what you need to create engaging, hour-long sessions for small or large groups of students for Valentine’s Day.  Using a minimal amount of supplies, inexpensive materials, and just a smidgen of TLC, your classrooms will turn into workshops that could put Hallmark and Edible Arrangements to shame! 

“Valentine’s Day” is based on an effort to “Christianize” the pagan celebration of “Lupercalia” — a fertility festival during the middle of February dedicated to Faunus (the Roman god of agriculture). The Catholic church used the date instead to honor one of two martyrs named Valentine; both were priests put to death by Emperor Claudius II for performing secret marriage rights for young lovers.  In 1375, English poet Geoffrey Chaucer was the first to describe the practice of “St. Valentine’s Day” as a romantic celebration in his poem “Parliament of Foules.”