Keynote your Valentine Cards

Captivate your students with animated Valentine cards that will get them into researching primary sources as well as inspiring some artistic creativity. Consider making a card from a favorite primary source of yours, give it a historic look, and send it out to your students with a challenge that they share a card back to you. I bet they’ll come up with some outstanding creations!


Animated Valentine Card
Valentine Card created from a Library of Congress primary source and decorated and animated in Keynote

In Keynote, this primary source is Masked with a Shapes “heart” and laced with Shapes/Ornaments. It is Animated using Fade and Scale, Line Draw for the heart and Trace for the lettering. Easily done in Keynote!

Students can create and share Keynote cards using their own photos or drawings, but history teachers might want to wrap some research skill content into a Happy Valentine’s Day Card.


Library of Congress Primary Source Reference link

And if you do make a card, send it my way in a comment!

All Comments

Posted on February 03, 2023

Well I didn't use a historical image, but this is also a fun activity to do with family pets :)  

Family pet valentine card that says "Happy Valentine's Day"
Animated Valentine's Card
Thanks for the fun idea, Cheryl!

Posted on February 03, 2023

Great idea Jessica - kids will enjoy the photographing and sharing the love of their pets. Luna looks sweet!

Posted on February 08, 2023

Mu students are going to love this project. Thanks for sharing such a simple and fun idea. I’ll share what they come up with.

Posted on February 09, 2023

Yes, please do share! I want to see one that they send to you.😊 - Thanks Brian!

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