Storytime Theme: Valentine's Day (I Love You)


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Books --

I Love You Just the Way You Are by Virginia Miller (JE)
Froggy's First Kiss by Jonathan London (JE)
I Love You: a Rebus Poem by Jean Marzollo (J811 Marzo)
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBrantney (JE)
The Runaway Valentine
One Zillion Valentines


Story Extensions

  • Fingerplay: How many valentines?
  • Songs: "Skinnamarink" and "More We Get Together" (with signs)
  • Heart Halves with Letters on them are available
  • Rhyming Word Valentine Puzzles
  • Letter V shape of Heart


Arts and Crafts

Pop-up Valentine's Day Card
Template
Construction Paper
Glue Stick
Scissors
Writing Utensil

Love Bug
Templates (require red and pink paper)
Brad
Crayons
Scissors

Pocket Full of Kisses
Template on red paper
Scissors
Stapler
String
Hole Puncher

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Watches
Template on pink paper
Heart template on white paper
Glue Sick
Tape

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*Elephant heart puppet template available
*Cartoon Network Pre-cut watches are available
*Valentine Stickers are available

Suggested Ways to Include the Six Emergent Literacy Skills

  • Vocabulary

  • Print Motivation

  • Phonological Sensitivity

  • Print Awareness

  • Letter Knowledge

  • Narrative Skills