Valentine's Day Internet Scavenger Hunt
Visit the following Valentine's Day websites to learn more about the holiday and to have some holiday fun.
- History of St. Valentine's Day--http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/valentine/history.html
- On what date is the Feast of Lupercalia celebrated?
- What happened during the feast of Lupercalia when the men drew the women's names?
- Why were women "februa lashed"?
- Who did Ancient Greeks believe was the force of love?
- I Love You--http://www.travlang.com/languages/iloveyou.html
- How do you say "I love you" in Swahili?
- How do you say "I love you" in Italy?
- How do you say "I love you" in Sweden?
- Flower Websites--
http://www.todays-weddings.com/planning/flowers/flower_meanings.html and http://www.tokenz.com/meaning-of-flowers.html
- What does a tulip represent?
- When it is appropropriate to send a yellow rose?
- What does it mean when you send a red and white rose together?
- What type of flower should be sent to your first love?
- What does basil mean?
- Visit Amore on the Net--http://www.holidays.net/amore/val.html
- When was the oldest "valentine" in existence created, and where is it at now?
- What is an acrostic valentine?
- What kind of valentine is created by pricking tiny holes in a paper with a pin or needle?
- What company first began manufacturing valentines in the early 1900s?
- Visit Happy Valentine's Day--http://www.rom101.com/storyview.jsp?storyid=25 or
- Who sent the earliest known valentine and to whom was it sent?
- Who was the first American publisher of valentines?
- Why did Emperor Claudius NOT want his soldiers to marry?
- What is the only holiday where Americans exchange more cards than on Valentine's Day?
- Visit the Cupid Website at--
- What was Cupid known as in Ancient Greece?
- Who was Cupid's mother?
- What was Psyche supposed to put in the little box to take to
- What happened when Psyche opened the box?
- Visit Ah Awesome Valentines at--http://www.marlo.com/val.htm
- Visit Hershey's at-- http://www.hersheys.com/discover/chocolate.asp
Go through the pictures and text tour and answer each question.
From what type of trees do cocoa beans come?
How long are cocoa beans left in a pile to darken and age?
What are the four main ingredients of Hershey chocolate?
When did Milton Hershey develop the recipe for Hershey chocolate?
How long does it take to smooth out the chocolate paste when making the
How many "kisses" are made each day?
How many pounds of chocolate does Hershey produce in a year?
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