With Seesaw, you can put a digital spin on the traditional Valentine’s Day card exchange. The tools in Seesaw allow students to use their creativity to make thoughtful, digital Valentine’s Day messages for their parents, teachers, and/or classmates. Families and friends will enjoy receiving a sweet, personalized, message of love on February 14th. Here are 5 Valentine’s Day ideas you can try in your classroom:
- Visit the Seesaw Activity Library and share the existing “Message of Love” activity with your students. Optionally, you can customize the lesson with your own voice and instructions, or create a brand new activity from scratch. To access the activity library, or to create an original activity, follow these simple steps:
- Open any class in Seesaw and tap the green add button.
- Select “Share Activity.”
- Tap the grade button and scroll to grade one. Here you will see the existing “Message of Love” activity created by Seesaw. Remember you can fully customize this activity for your grade level and the specific needs, interests, or skill level of the students in your classroom.
- If you wish to create your own activity, select the “Create New” button in the top left.
- Students can take a selfie using the camera tool in Seesaw, or by importing a picture from their camera roll. Next they can tap the “draw” button, decorate their selfie, and record a Valentine’s Day message for their family or friends.
- Try a “secret Valentine’s Day” digital message exchange. Students can draw names from a hat and create a Valentine’s Day message for the classmate whose name they have picked. Once the messages are uploaded to Seesaw, you can listen to the messages as a class and your students can guess who the “secret Valentine’s Day” message is about. This is a great way to reinforce the classroom community you have worked so hard to build and will make each and every child in your classroom feel special.
- Students can use crayons, markers, colored pencils, etc. to create a Valentine’s Day card for their family or friends. They can then take a picture of their hand-made card and upload it to Seesaw.
- Try an app smash! Students can use ChatterPix and bring their Valentine’s Day creation to life.
Mr. Murphy and I hope you will try one of the ideas mentioned above this coming Wednesday. We know families and friends will appreciate a thoughtful Valentine’s Day creation.