Valentine's Day Theme

See also Heart Theme

Saint Valentine's Day or Valentine's Day is a holiday on February 14. It is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other; sending Valentine's cards, donating to charity or gifting candy. It is very common to present flowers on Valentine's Day. The holiday is named after two men, both Christian martyrs among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. ~Wikipedia

Book List

Secret Valentine - Stock
Teeny Witch And The Perfect Valentine - Liz Matthews
The Best Valentine in the World - Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
The Mysterious Valentine - Nancy Carlson
The Valentine Bears - Eve Bunting
My Book of Funny Valentines - Margo Lundell
Valentine Cat - Clyde Robert Bulla
Valentine Friends - Schweninger
Valentine Kittens - St. Pierre
Valentine's Day - Caroline Feller Bauer
213 Valentines - Barbara Cohen
A Valentine for You - Watson
Be My Valentine - M. Charles Schulz
A Village Full Of Valentines - James Stevenson

Arthur's Valentine (Arthur Adventures Series) - Marc Brown

Bee My Valentine - Miriam Cohen

Elmo Loves You - Sarah Albee

Franklin's Valentines - Paulette Bourgeois

Froggy's First Kiss - Jonathan London

It's Valentine's Day - Jack Prelutsky

Little Mouse's Big Valentine - Thacher Hurd

Love Is a Special Way of Feeling - Joan Walsh Anglund

Four Valentines in a Rainstorm - Felicia Bond

Make Your Own Valentine Cards with Sticker and Cards - Lisa Rojany

One Very Best Valentine's Day - Joan W. Blos

One Zillion Valentines: Frank Modell - Frank Modell

Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink - Diane De Gront

Valentine Cats - Jean Marzollo

Songs & Fingerplays

Valentine Song - sung to "Happy Birthday"

Happy Valentine's Day to you,
Happy Valentine's Day to you,
Happy Valentine's Day, Dear Mommy (daddy, etc)
Happy Valentine's Day to you!

~Submitted by Christi

Three Red Valentines - sung to "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"

Three red valentines,
each one with a bow.
Pretty and shiny and lacy, too
Standing in a row.

If You Love Me And You Know It - sung to "If You're Happy And You Know It"

If you love me and you know it, clap your hands
If you love me and you know it, clap your hands
If you love me and you know it
Then your face will surely show it
If you love me and you know it, clap your hands

Other Verses:

Say "I Love You"
Blow me a kiss
Give me a hug

Here Is A Valentine - sung to "You Are My Sunshine"

Here is a valentine, a great big valentine
I made it special just for you
It's red and lacy with lots of kisses
It's for you 'cause you're my friend

Yes, This Is A Special Day - sung to "Oh Dear, What Can The Matter Be?"

Yes, yes this is a special day
Yes, yes this is a special day
Yes, yes this is a special day
I can give hearts to my friends

Do You Love Me? - rhyme

Do you love me,
Or do you not?
You told me once
But I forgot.

On Valentine's Day - sung to "Bingo"

On Valentine's Day, a special day,
I give each friend a heart.
H-E-A-R-T, H-E-A-R-T, H-E-A-R-T,
I give each friend a heart.

~Susan A. Miller

Look Who's Coming - sung to "This Old Man"

Look who's coming down the walk.
Oh please, Mail Carrier, won't you stop?
With a knock, knock, knock, knock,
Anyone at home?
A valentine for you has come!

~Judith McNitt

Sweetheart Dance - sung to "Skip to my Lou"

Cut large heart shapes out of red, yellow & blue construction paper. Give each child one heart and have the children stand in a circle. Then sing the song below & have the children follow the directions. Change the activity/add more verses. Have fun!

Red hearts, red hearts, take a bow
Yellow hearts, yellow hearts, take a bow
Blue hearts, blue hearts, take a bow
Now all hearts jump up right now.

Yellow hearts, yellow hearts touch the ground
Blue hearts, blue hearts touch the ground
Red hearts, red hearts touch the ground
Now all hearts turn round and round.

Blue hearts, blue hearts, sit right down
Red hearts, red hearts, sit right down
Yellow hearts, yellow hearts sit right down
Now all stand and run to town! (run in place)

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

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