Love and Hearts Preschool Storytime

preschool love hearts

 

Opening Song
I wiggle my fingers. I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my ears. I wiggle my nose.
I wiggle my shoulders. I wiggle my chin.
I stretch my arms wide and pull them back in.
I wiggle my elbows. I wiggle my knees.
I hop like a bunny. I smile and say, “Cheese!”
Now I have no more wiggles left in me
And I sit on the floor as still as can be.
Source: Storytime with Jason

Book – The Day it Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond

So… I had planned a bunch of heart and Valentine-related rhymes, but the kiddos today were SO RESTLESS so we mostly just danced in between books.

Song: Greg and Steve’s “Listen and Move

Book – Planted a Kiss by Amy Krause Rosenthal

Here is a Green Leaf
Here’s a green leaf, and here’s a green leaf
(hold out left hand, then right)
And that you see makes two
(hold up 2 fingers)
This is the bud that makes the flower
(hold palms together)
Now watch it bloom for you
(slowly separate palms)
Source: King County Library System

Song – “Growing Bigger” by Preschool of Rock

Felt Board – Little Red Valentine (Skip to my Lou)
Little Red Valentine, I love you.
Little Red Valentine, I love you.
Little Red Valentine, I love you.
Orange one says, “I do, too!”
Repeat with other colors: orange, blue, green, yellow, etc. 
Little Pink  Valentine, I love you.
Little Pink  Valentine, I love you.
Little Pink  Valentine, I love you
Happy Valentine’s Day
I passed out hearts of various colors to the kids and had them bring them up when we said the color.
Source: Storytime ABCs

Book – The I Love You Book by Todd Parr

Little Heart
I have a little heart, (place hand over heart)
And it goes thump, thump, thump
(pat chest three times)
It keeps right on beating,
When I jump, jump, jump (jump three times)
I get a special feeling, when I look at you. (point to child)
It makes me want to give you a hug or two. (hug yourself)
Source: King County Library System

Good-bye
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as high as we can
Good-bye! (in high, squeaky voice)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as low as we can
Good-bye! (in a deep voice)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as fast as we can
Good-bye! (very quick)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as slow as we can
Good-bye! (very slowly and drawn out)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as quiet as we can
Good-bye! (in a whisper)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as loud as we can
GOOD-BYE! (yelling)
Source: Jbrary

Early literacy tip: Talk about the word “Valentine” sound out the different parts of the word “val” “en” “tine” – say them separately and then together again, first slowly and then faster. Clap once for each syllable of the word. Do the same thing with “sweetheart.” 

♥ Help your child think of words that rhyme with “love” like “glove, above, dove” – make up silly rhymes with these words. Try rhyming “den” and “sleep” too!

♥ Help your child think of words that start with the “V”- “vuh” sound or have the “v” sound in them (vase, violin, glove, drive, very, give).
Source: Perry Public Library

Bonus Valentine joke: What did the boy sheep say to the girl sheep on Valentine’s Day?
You’re not baaaaa-d.
 

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