День Святого Валентина

Разделы: Иностранные языки, Внеклассная работа


В рамках внеклассной работы на протяжении 5 лет мы с ребятами проводили праздники, посвященные Дню Святого Валентина. При подготовке учащиеся учат песни, стихи, находят различную информацию об истории возникновения праздника, его традициях и обычаях в разных странах, проводят конкурсы “валентинок”, пекут торты, выступают перед учащимися младших классов. День Святого Валентина - традиционный праздник в нашей школе, который пользуется заслуженным вниманием и популярностью среди многих учеников. В последние годы мы используем возможности Интернета для подготовки игровой и информационной части праздников, включая элементы театрализации. Несомненно, наши Дни Святого Валентина являются наиболее точной и доступной моделью иноязычного общения, способствуют усилению коммуникативной направленности в общении и развитию интереса к иностранному языку.

St. Valentine’s Day

Dear guests! Dear boys & girls! Good evening! Nice to see you at our traditional St. Valentine’s party.

There are many legends about St. Valentine. Legends are stories that are handed down from the past. No one really knows the actual origin of Valentine’s Day. Let’s get acquainted with some versions of this holiday.

Many historians seem to trace it to an ancient Roman festival called “Lupercalia”. This was held on February, 15 to honour Faunus the God of animal life, hunting, herding, the patron of husbandary, & the guardian of the secret love of nature. After Christianity spread, some think this pagan festival eventually become St. Valentine’s Day.

Other experts contect Valentine’s Day with Two saints of the early Christian Church. According to one story, St. Valentine was a priest who would mary young couples against the orders of the Roman Emperor Claudius II, who believed that single young men made better soldiers. This story goes back to about A.D.200.

There was also another St. Valentine who was a good friend to children. Because he would not worship the gods decreed the Roman emperor, he was put in prison. While he was imprisoned, the children missed him & thought him loving notes. He was supposedly executed on February 14 A.D. 270. Some people think this is why we exchange friendly & caring messages on this day.

Other believe that the world “valentine” came from a Norman world “galantine” , which means “a gallant” or a “lover”. Some people connect the celebrating of Valentine’s Day with an old English belief that birds choose their on February 14.

- There are a lot of traditions, customs & games on St. Valentine’s Day. The custom of sending valentine cards started in the middle ages. – Written valentines began about 1400. The oldest one we know was made in 1415.

A Frenchman, Charles, of Orleans, was captured by the English in a battle. He was put in prison in the Tower of London. There he wrote valentine poems. Many of them were saved & can be seen today in the British museum.

По этому материалу в конце вечера можно провести викторину среди зрителей:

1. Когда возник праздник День Святого Валентина?

2. В каком году появились первые “валентинки?” и т.д.

- My Valentine
by Mary Catherine Parsons.
I have a little valentine
That someone sent to me
It’s pink & white
And red & blue,
And pretty as can be.
Forget – me – nots are on the edge,
And tiny roses, too, and
Such a lovely piece of lace,
The very palest blue.
And in the centre there is a heart.
As red as red can be!
And on it’s written
All in gold, “To you,
With Love, From Me.”

Участники представляют свои версии перевода этого стихотворения, читают другие стихи, посвященные празднику.

The idea of paper time valentines spread thought Europe. They began to take the place of Valentine’s gifts. Now our students will make their own valentines & present them to their nearest & dearest.

(Команда уходит делать “валентинки”)

For a long time valentines were made by hand. In the early 1800’s factories began to make valentines. Each valentine card has its own verse or sign. Look at the wall, please & read aloud special valentine signs!

1. My love is Endless.

2. Welcome, Spring!

3. You are at the Top of My List!

4. I’m Crazy about you!

5. I Fully Agree with you!

6. You Stole my Heart!

7. Happy New Year!

8. My Heart is Filled with Love for You!

9. Be Happy on Mother’s Day!

10. I’ve Got My Eye on you!


Well our participants are ready with their Valentine cards! Please, would you present them to your nearest & dearest! Thanks a lot!

- Another valentine tradition is a lovely tradition of singing songs of love. Such greetings were popular even in the Middle Ages. At that time few people could read or write. Lovers usually sang their valentines to their sweet hears. Now we’ll listen to lovely Valentines!

(Songs) “My Bonnie”, “Love me Tender” (Элвис Пресли), “My Heart Will Go On” (к\ф “Титаник”)


Different games are very popular at Valentine parties. Now let’s play special games!

1. Find the right word!

a part of your body a. Chocolates
a head – shaped b. Lace
a man who cared for people c. Arrow
a boy who shoots arrows d. Bouquet
a kind of flower e. Smile
a bunch of flowers f. Rose
a friendly look g. Cupid
used with a bow h. St. Valentine
a fancy material i. valentine
a kind of candy j. heart

2. Correct a valentine card contest!

Deer Mary!

I hope that Falentine’s Dai will bring you lots ou fun! I thinks you are veri nice. And so does everyone.

Best wesh, John

3. Make someone’s Face (A Silhouette).

4. Cross out the phrases or words that don’t belong!

1. Humorous

a. serious;
b. funny;
c. light- hearted;
d. comic.

2. Affection

a. a hug;
b. a kiss;
c. holding hands;
d. anger

3. Merchant

a. customer;
b. salesperson;
c. seller;
d. florist

4. Feelings

a. love;
b. anger;
с. homework;
d. happiness

5. Companion

a. a person;
b. a friend;
c. a car;
d. a roommate

6. Festival

a. a party;
b. a celebration;
c. a funeral;
d. a parade

7. Sweetheart

a. a boy friend;
b. enemy;
c. wife;
d. husband

8. Spouse

a. husband;
b. mate;
c. parent;
d. wife

9. Decorations

a. paper heats;
b. flowers;
c. pictures;
d. dresses

10. Romance

a. relationship;
b. affair;
c. love;
d. fight

One of the customs the young people liked was name – drawing. The names of the girls were written on slips or papers & put into a jar. Each young man drew a slip. The girl whose name he drew was to be his sweetheart for a year.

In England in the 1700’s young ladies wrote men’s names on scraps or paper, rolled each in a ball & dropped them into water. The 1st paper to appear on the surface had the name or the lady’s true love.

(Гадаем) В кувшинах – написанные на листочках бумаги имена юношей и девушек. Происходит “гадание на имена”.

- In Italy a young girl would stand at her window for half an hour before sunrise. The first man to appear would be her husband! If no one went by, she would not be married that year!

- In Germany girls tried another way of learning whom they would many. They planted onions on St. Valentine’s Day. Each onion has the man’s name. She thought she would marry the man whole onion sprouted first.

A symbol of Love is a Heart, you know but sometimes heart can be broken. In these envelopes there are separate puzzle pieces or broken hearts. Please, make them alive!

Из мозаики собирается целая картинка (звучит музыка).


Now, give the synonyms.

Romance Love
Affection tenderness, warm feelings
Humorous funny
decorate make attractive
merchant storekeeper
Spouse wife or husband
feelings emotions
companion friend
festival celebration
Sweetheart a boyfriend or a girlfriend

Cupid is also a symbol of love. Cupid has a sharp arrow to pierce our heats with. Now try to pin the arrow on small heart drawn within a large heart on the wall.


На стене большие сердца с маленьким сердечком. У участников стрелы. С завязанными глазами нужно попасть в маленькое сердечко.

Another game on Valentine’s Party is Scrambled words. Try to write & read them correctly!

Look! Here are some lovely hearts! What pictures of animals can you make out of them?


Of course you know a lot about famous lovers: Romeo & Juliet, Cleopatra & Mark Antony – There are lots of wonderful love stories in the world. Now look at these lists of names. Here are men’s names & there are ladies. Much the famous couples:

Adam Eve
John Lennon Yoko Ono
Napoleon Josephine
Lady Di Prince Charles
Jane Tarzan
Rhett Butter Scarlet O’Hara
Cho – Cho – San Capitan Pinkerton
Eurydice Orpheus
Rose Jack
Meggy Cliery Ralph on Bricassar

Another tradition of St. Valentine’s Day is making special cakes. Let us see what cakes have our participants cooked for today’s party!

(Представляют торты, пирожные)


Well, our traditional Valentine party has come to the end. What a lovely holiday it was!

Thank you for all your compliments, smiles, presents & songs!

Все: Happy Valentine’s Day!

See you!


Вопросы викторины для зрителей.

  • Кому можно подарить “валентинку”?
  • Какой цветок – символ любви?
  • Красный цвет на “валентинке” - цвет?
  • Название самой популярной песни?
  • Чем знаменателен 1800 год?
  • Чем раскрашивали первые “валентинки”?
  • Что означала прядь волос на “валентинке”?
  • Что дарил французский рыцарь даме сердца?
  • Когда он это делал?
  • Кто назвал свой замок в честь Св. Валентина?
  • Куда нужно поставить ящичек с луком в День Св. Валентина?
  • Девушка у окна за пол часа до рассвета. Где это происходит?
  • Куда и сколько лавровых листов нужно приколоть, чтобы приворожить возлюбленную?

Вопросы 2 команде зрителей.

  • Что писали в др. Риме на кусочках бумаги?
  • Куда их складывали?
  • Кто их доставал?
  • Что придумали жители Британии в праздник любви?
  • Когда была изготовлена первая “ валентинка”?
  • Где изготовлена первая “валентинка” ?
  • Кто был автор первых стихов для “валентинок”?
  • Что символизируют кружева на “валентинках”?
  • Самые популярные подарки на День Св. Валентина?
  • Традиционные цвета для “валентинок”?
  • Как нужно подписать “валентинку”?
  • Римский бог любви?
  • Как он действует?


  1. Журналы “Иностранные языки в школе” за 1990-2000.
  2. Приложения к газете “Первое сентября”
  3. Материалы Интернета.