Storytime: Valentine’s Day 2

DOOR 2 DOOR STORYTIME

EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY SKILLS:  Print Motivation

BOOKS TO DISPLAY
First Valentine
by Lauren Thompson
Lilly’s Chocolate Hear by Kevin Henkes
I Need Valentine by Harrriet Ziefert
Sweet Hearts by Jan Carr
The Day it Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond
Valentine Bears by Eve Bunting
The Perfect Hug by Joanna Walsh
I Loathe You by David Slonim
The Heart of My Heart by Mark Sperring
Hug Time by Patrick McDonell
Time for a Hug by Phillis Gershator

BASIC TIMELINE

  1. Intro
  2. Hello Song
  3. Finger Rhyme
  4. Read-a-Loud Book
  5. Finger Puppet Rhyme
  6. Read-a-Loud Book
  7. Flannelboard
  8. Read-a-Loud Book
  9. Flannelboard
  10. Read-a-Loud Book
  11. Flannelboard
  12. ASL Goodbye Song
  13. Craft

READ-A-LOUD BOOKS

Valentine's Day 2 Books
Pete the Cat: Valentine’s is Cool by James Dean
Mouse’s First Valentine by Lauren Thompson
Love Monster
by Rachel Bright
I Kissed the Baby
by Mary Murphy

ACTIVITIES

Action Rhyme: Two Little Lovebirds  (modified Two Little Blackbirds)
Two little love birds sitting on a hill,
One named Jack, the other named Jill.
Fly away, Jack. Fly away, Jill.
Come back, Jack. Come back, Jill.

Flannelboard: I’m a Little Valentine (via Perry Public Library)
I’m a little valentine
Red and white
with ribbons and lace
I’m a beautiful sight
I can say “I Love You”
One Valentine’s Day
Just put me in an envelope
And give me away!

Finger Rhyme: Heart (via Storytime Katie)
I put my hands together,
This is how I start

I curve my fingers right around
I’m a beautiful sight
And I can make a heart!

Flannelboard: Little Red Valentine (modified)(via Library Storytime ABC’s)
Little red valentine, I love you
Orange one says, “I do, too!”

Little orange valentine, I love you
Yellow one says, “I do, too!”

Little yellow valentine, I love you
Green one says, “I do, too!”

Little green valentine, I love you
Blue one says, “I do, too!”

Little blue valentine, I love you
Purple one says, “I do, too!”

Little purple valentine, I love you
Pink one says, “I do, too!”

Little pink valentine, I love you
Everyone says, “We do, too!”

Flannelboard: Who Should I Kiss Today? (modified) (via Storytime Secrets)
I have five little kisses that I want to give away
Who should I kiss today?

I’ll kiss frog!
(Count to five using this refrain using animals in order to avoid making children living in non-traditional households feel uncomfortable)

CRAFT: I Love You ASL Hand!

ASL Valentine's Day Craft

I fell in love with this simple craft when I first saw it on Pinterest (it was submitted to Spoonful by Barbara T. of Chandler, Arizona). I created my version by first tracing my hand on cardboard, and then using that template to trace dozens of copies. I cut out all of the copies and used various sized, handheld heart punches to create dozens of hearts. I used Microsoft PPT to create the text, and cut out those in strips.

REVIEW:

I prepared this storytime outline, and craft but did not conduct these storytime sessions due to a family emergency and extended leave of absence.

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