Storytime Theme: Valentine’s Day

I cannot believe Valentine’s Day is Sunday!  That means it is the time of year for one of my FAVORITE crafts!  Every year, I set a tone of construction paper, stickers, lace, glue sticks and things that sparkle and let the kids make their own special homemade Valentine’s.  You know, I feel that homemade Valentine’s are a lost art!  And kids come up with adorable ones!  You should give it a try!

p.s. It’s a great way to use up those scraps you have laying around!

Books:

  • Be Mine, Be Mine, Sweet Valentine by Sarah Weeks (an open the flap book with sweet sentiments–kids love to see what surprise is under the flap!)
  • Happy Valentine’s Day! by Alex Appleby (A very simple non fiction explanation of how we celebrate Valentine’s Day)
  • Biscuit’s Valentine’s Day by Alyssa Satin Capucilli (Biscuit books are always sure hits!)
  • The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond (A little girl makes sure everyone has Valentine cards.)
  • Mr. Goat’s Valentine by Even Bunting (This fun read makes you think Mr. Goat is a terrible gift giver until you see who his gifts are for!)
  • That’s Love by Sam Williams (A sweet book that explores the feeling of love and how to recognize it)

Activity:

Homemade Valentine’s Cards:  Using doilies, scraps, construction paper, stickers, crayons and more!  Your imagination is the limit!

Songs/Fingerplays:                                                                                                      

 

This lesson plan is free and you have my permission to use it all you want.  I just ask that you give me a little love by crediting me on any blog or social media post.  Thank you!

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