Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that offers students the opportunity to show appreciation and share some sweets with each other. There are cards to be exchanged, candy to be eaten and creative projects to be made. But, how can you make the holiday more fun and memorable for your students?
Here are a few ideas, and alternatives, to classic cards:
Skip traditional cards:
Students are beyond exchanging traditional Valentine’s Days cards and they’re pretty conscious of the environment. This is why going digital is a great idea. Students already share media over social media every day of their lives, so why not take a similar approach. Have students create greeting cards on WeVideo to share with friends and family.
Make a fun project on WeVideo:
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a sugar rush for kids, it can be a lot more than that. Take this opportunity to encourage students to get creative on WeVideo. Some projects to get started could be having students create a video answering the question, “What is love?” Or, have them bring a love poem or sonnet, their own or a classic, to life. Have them explain the meaning behind what they’re sharing and why they chose it.
This is also a perfect time to use one of WeVideo’s Valentine’s Day-themed media files. Just search “Valentine’s Day” and select any of the video clips or motion titles to get started.
Use a green screen:
Up the creativity with a green screen. Add a warm and cheerful background, have students read their poems from a mountain top or on stage like Shakespeare. Or, you can get scientific and give a new meaning to giving or showing someone your heart. It’s a perfect opportunity to take an in-depth look at how the human heart works through video. Students can wear a green t-shirt or hold a piece of green paper and edit in footage of a heart.
The possibilities with green screen are endless and are sure to make any Valentine’s Day video memorable. For more tips on using a green screen, click here.
Get more social:
Having students create video cards for friends and classmates is just one way for them to share media. But, what about family and friends outside of their class? Why not get social? Social media to be exact. Help students export and share their videos on Facebook, Instagram, and other social channels. Who knows, maybe it’ll go viral.