Valentine, Be Mine

All about LOVE to get excited about Valentine’s Day!

Panera Storytimes have started back up… and I also started a brand NEW storytime over at our NEW Randall Oaks Branch Library! A very exciting time! (See the library calendar for information about storytime dates and registration.)

OPENING:
Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: Be Mine, Be Mine, Sweet Valentine by Sarah Weeks
Song (with finger puppets): Old MacDonald
Read-aloud #2: Snog the Frog by Tony Bonning
Song/Fingerplay/Props: Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Flannel: The Little Cockroach Martina (from The Flannel Storytelling Book by Judy Sierra)
Read-aloud #3: A Kiss Like This by Mary Murphy
Read-aloud #4: Stop Kissing Me! by Ethan Long
(For older kids, I might replace #3 and #4 with A Kiss for Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik)
*Fingerplay: Valentines (from Cobb’s I’m a Little Teapot book)
Read-aloud #5: Valentine Surprise by Corinne Demas
(“Dancing” Song: “Animal Action” from Greg and Steve‚Äôs Kids in Motion)

CLOSING:
Closing Song: We Wave Good-bye Like This

*Valentines
Valentines, valentines, how many do you see?
Valentines, valentines, count them all with me
One for father, one for mother (count on fingers)
One for grandma, too
One for sister, one for brother
And here is one for you! (make heart with thumbs and index fingers)

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