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Punny Valentines – An Introduction to Puns

Are you looking for a great way to introduce your kids to puns? Check! Are you ready for a good giggle? Check! Do your kids still need valentines for their friends? Check! This one’s got it all!

Download Punny Valentines activity to introduce puns

Preparing Your “Punny Valentines” Activity

  1. Download the Punny Valentines Activity.
  2. Print out the cards and word strips and cut them out along the dotted lines.
  3. Place the cards in a pile and scatter the word strips on the table with the words facing up.
  4. Let’s get punny!

Get “Punny” with Valentines

Have your child choose a valentine card from the pile and find the word that completes the pun. Be sure to remind him that he can look at the illustration on the card for a clue. But if you need some extra help, you can check the answer key!

valentine card with pile of word strips

When your child has found the correct word to complete the pun, have him glue the word strip on the space provided.

valentine with word strip completing pun

Continue matching cards with words strips until all the puns have been created.

group of completed puns on valentine cards

Now that you’ve matched all the puns, you can pick the perfect puns to share with your friends!

valentines cards filled out for friends

More Ways to Play

Create your own. Using the template on page 8, encourage your child to create and illustrate his very own valentine puns.

a card to be filled out by child

Decrease the difficulty level. For easier matching, cut out one sheet of cards and their corresponding word strips at a time.

Discuss puns. A pun is a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings. Go over the finished cards and discuss each one. Does the pasted word sound like another word? Which one? Encourage your child to imagine the silly scenarios that would be created if each pun were taken literally! Puns are a great form of word play…have fun!

2 boys working on their Valentine puns activity

Looking for more downloadable activities for family fun? Just click here … we’ve got you covered! Have a great Valentine’s Day!

Photo credit: Amanda Kisamore

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Alyssa zech

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This is a fun idea! Puns are hard to explain 🤣

Robin E.

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Alyssa,
Yes, puns are difficult to explain but once kids understand them they can have lots of fun with them!

Missy

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My 9 and 10 year old loved these! Thanks All About Reading! My dyslexic nine year old would not be reading without your program.

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Thank you for letting us know your children enjoyed these punny valentines, Missy. And I am pleased to hear that All About Reading has helped your child to have success in reading!

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Super cute! We loved these crafts and ideas!

Amanda W

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This makes me want to come up with Dad joke ones for Father’s Day!

Robin E.

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Oh, that would be too cute and funny, Amanda! Dad’s are known for their puns, you know.

Serena

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I love puns. I’m definitely using these.

Becky B.

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These are so fun for Valentine’s Day!

Michelle

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Is it possible to have these (and other activities) available in a format with outlines for those of us who don’t want to use that much ink? So, not just converting to black and white, but with outlines for kids to then color in, like a coloring book.

Victoria

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Added another reader to the family! These will be so much fun to do! :) Thanks!

Amanda Payne

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Love this idea as we’ve just begun discussing words that can have more than one meaning!

Robin E.

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So this is very timely for you, Amanda! Words having more than one meaning is the root of a LOT of humor. 😉

Amanda

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These are adorable and we can’t wait to use them!

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these are so fun!

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These are so fun!

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My daughter will love these!

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So cute!

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Very punny!

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Great idea

Michelle

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We love puns!

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Love this!

Micah Douglas

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So cute and fun!

Holly Lynd

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Hilarious! I love the puns on things. It’s really funny when your kid “gets it” because they really think it’s funny. :) thanks!

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Holly,
Yes! It’s so funny and wonderful to actually witness your children developing a great sense of humor.

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Cute!

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Love this!

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Your ideas are always so wonderful and fun!

Joanna Rammell

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Super cute! My kids love puns. Thank you.

Tiffany Marston

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My kids love puns…This sounds like a fun activity. Thanks for the cool ideas!

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My son was so happy to do this activity. i don’t think he realized it was for school. Thanks a weary mom

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You’re welcome. I always love it when my kids had so much fun they didn’t know it was school!

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You’re welcome, Mira. 😊

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These are just right for my grandkids. Thank you

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Thanks for making these! My kids will love them.

Meri Porowai

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Your activities are always fun and kids learn a lot. I had not thought of using puns with my ESL students but they loved this activity.

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Meri,
Thank you for letting us know this activity went over well with your ESL students. It’s great to hear that they had such a good time with it!

Nichole B

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My oldest will love these!! Her and her daddy are always trying to make sillies. Thank you!

Robin E.

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How sweet, Nichole! My kids and husband love their punny-jokes together too. 😊

Jaime B

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My girls are going to love this! They are always creating puns :)

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Thanks for the cute ideas.

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These are just too cute.

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My kids are going to get a kick out of this!!

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Awesome, awesome activity! Thanks!

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These are so cute.

Alicia

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Yessss! How did you know I had “choose Valentines” on my to-do list today?!

Robin E.

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Just great timing, Alicia! 😊

Rachel

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Thank you! I can’t wait to do this activity with my two young kiddos!

Mindy

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My kiddo will love this! Printing now! What a fun way to introduce puns!

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My kiddos will love these! ;)

April Lyon

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WE are new to All about Reading and my kindergartner and I are so enjoying it. We would love to have the All about Spelling next year!

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Love this! I have reluctant writes that may be motivated by this activity!

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Peggy,
Yes, I think the “punniness” of this activity could really motivate. Have fun!

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What a fabulous idea! Thank you for this, I’m going to use it for my special needs kiddos.

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These are so cute! Cant wait to do this with my daughter.

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I love how you guys continually give new fun activities for our kids in your emails! They never fail to delight!

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These are awesome! Going to utilize for sure! Thanks!

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Thank you for this freebie!

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Thank you 😊

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