Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it is the perfect holiday to teach little learners about kindness, love and friendship. There are so many great books for Valentines and below are some of our favorites to read this time of year.
The Day it Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond is a great book to read before creating Valentines cards for friends. Grab this book, some art supplies and get crafty!
The Biggest Valentine Ever by Steven Kroll helps little ones see how working together is important, but not always easy. Through disagreements and compromises the characters in the story are able to create something they both love.
Valentines Are for Saying I Love You by Margaret Sutherland teaches young learners that Valentine’s Day is about giving to others and not just receiving gifts on Valentines. This is a great book to brainstorm ways to show others love.
The Night Before Valentine’s Day by Natasha Wing is just as great as her other books in this series. Read this book to help prepare for the Valentine holiday.
Pete the Cat Valentine’s Day is Cool by James Dean is a great book for Pete the Cat fans. While most learners simply write their name on Valentines, Pete takes the time to write special Valentines for his friends.
Mouse’s First Valentine by Lauren Thompson is a sweet story that allows little ones to use the pictures and story to make predictions about what mouse finds in the book.
If You’ll Be My Valentine by Cynthia Rylant is an adorable rhyming story that gives examples of different ways to show kindness to important people and even animals in their life.
Roses Are Pink, You Feet Really Stink by Diane deGroat shares a story of Gilbert writing Valentines for his friends that aren’t so nice, but after realizing his mistake he corrects the Valentines in time to celebrate the holiday.
Heartprints by PK Halliman gives examples ways to show kindness to their friends by leaving heartprints behind. After reading make a list of ways they can show kindness to their friends.
Love, Splat by Rob Scotton is another great story from Splat the Cat that tells a silly tale about Splat and his friends on Valentine’s Day.
Love is You and Me by Monica Sheehan is a great book to introduce the word love to your learners. After reading this book have learners make a list of what they think love means.
The I Love You Book by Todd Parr shares a variety of times and examples of when children are loved by others. Have learners write Valentines to their family and share a time when they love their family.
Grab some books and a Valentine’s unit from my Teachers Pay Teachers store to share these important qualities with your learners.