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Punny Valentines – An Introduction to Puns

Looking for a great way to introduce your kids to puns? Check! Ready for a good giggle? Check! Do your kids still need valentines for their friends? Check! This post has 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!

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!

valentines cards filled out for friends

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

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Emma

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These are soo cute! My child will love them next year.

Robin E.

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Thank you, Emma! These are a lot of fun.

Cameron C

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We did level 1 and loved it! I’m so impressed with how much our 7yo is reading!

Robin E.

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Wonderful, Cameron! Keep up the great work!

Flor Gomez

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I really want to try this with my first grader. We are doing ESL

Robin E.

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Do you have any questions, Flor?

Christi H

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Our youngest loves a good pun, she got a big kick out of explaining them to everyone she handed them to.

Robin E.

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Christi,
Thank you for letting us know your child enjoyed this activity so much, and that she got to share her enjoyment with others!

Nicole Merrick

says:

These are so great! Thank you!

Robin E.

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You’re welcome!

Heather

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These were purr-fect for my very punny 7 year old. :D

Erica Asso

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These were so fun to use for Valentines Day!

Thank you!

Robin E.

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I’m glad to hear these were fun, Erica!

Alisha

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These are adorable and lots of fun! Thank you.

Laura

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Very punny! Love them. Thank-you ❤️

Robin E.

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You’re welcome, Laura!

Shelby Cleland

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Love these! ❤️

Robin E.

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Thank you, Shelby!

Tami Smith

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How Fun. This will be sure to produce lots of smiles and giggles.

Heidi

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I had dowloaded this last year for Valentines Day and my kids had fun giving them to each other and their grandparents. They are a fun and different way to give a valentine, plus they are learning something, that’s always a win!

Elexus

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Super fun! My boys are enjoying these clever valentines:)

Jackie Hourani

says:

Very clever idea! Thank you!

trista

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My daughter loved having me print these off for her friends!!

Robin E.

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Wonderful, Trista! We love hearing that the activities are enjoyed.

Paula

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These are great – we love puns here😁 thank you!

Melissa

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We are huge fans of AAR! My 6 and 8 year old boys enjoy their reading activities. Loving the resources you guys have on here.

Robin E.

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Thank you, Melissa!

Jennifer

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These are super adorable! Thanks for offering all the free resources!

Robin E.

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You’re so welcome, Jennifer!

Monica

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Just printed for my daughters who are sending to family! Thank you.
PS. My 9 year old finished Level 4 last year and reads like a champ – this program is the backbone of our successful homeschool!

Robin E.

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You’re welcome, Monica! It’s wonderful to hear that your 9-year-old is doing so well!

Katelynn

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Looks like a fun way for kids to participate in Valentine’s day and talk about word play.

Robin E.

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Thank you, Katelynn!

Robin

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My students enjoy the colorful pictures and the fun puns.

Robin E.

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Wonderful that your students enjoy this! Thank you.

Lisa

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These are adorable and just right for February!

Christian

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This is great puns are an awesome way to make English fun!

Becky

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This is exactly the type of supplemental learning we needed! Thank you!

Robin E.

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You’re welcome, Becky!

Lorina

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These are so cute and perfect!

Robin E.

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Thank you, Lorina.

Christina Kappler

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Amazing resources!

Jeanette

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Kids had a blast doing these!

Robin E.

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Thank you for letting us know your kids enjoyed these, Jeanette!

Amber Stewart

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My eight-year-old loves a good pun!