Valentine Hugs and Kisses – Infant Storytime

I love doing Valentine’s Day storytimes for little ones, because there are so many great books about hugs and kisses and love.

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: Peek-a-Boo*

BOUNCE: To Market To Market*


A Kiss Like This by Mary Murphy

MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

5 Little Valentines
Five Little Valentines Flannelboard
Five little valentines were having a race.
The first little valentine was frilly with lace.
The second little valentine had a funny face.
The third little valentine said, “I love you.”
The fourth little valentine said, “I do, too.”
The fifth little valentine was sly as a fox,
He ran fastest to the valentine box.

This Valentine
This Valentine Flannelboard
(rhyme and pattern from Totline Magazine January/February 1999 pg 22)

This valentine is shaped like a square.
This valentine is shaped like a bear.
This valentine is shaped like a circle.
This valentine is colored purple.
This valentine is shaped like a rectangle.
This valentine is shaped like a triangle.
This valentine is shaped like a dove.
This valentine is made with love.

BOUNCE: “Ladies Ride” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music


Baby Loves Hugs and Kisses
by Michael Lawrence

Jack and Jill
JackandJillFlannelboard1 JackandJillFlannelboard2
Flannelboard from Little Folk Visuals

Jack and Jill went up the hill
to fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down
and broke his crown.
And Jill came tumbling after.

TICKLE: These are Baby’s Fingers*

MOVEMENT: “Itsy Bitsy Spider” from Children’s Favorite Songs Volume 3 from Walt Disney

MOVEMENT: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music

MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*

Valetine Friends by Prince
Book: Snuggle Wuggle by Jonathan London
Book: Big Hugs, Little Hugs by Felicia Bond
Book: Valentine Friends by April Jones Prince
Book: The Cuddle Book by Guido Van Genechten

This was a good storytime.  I like Baby Loves Hugs and Kisses a lot, because it is not only about kissing mommy, but all family members.  Also, seeing the baby hug things is funny — Too bad it is no longer in print!  A Kiss Like This is also a complete winner.  The kids were being attentive, and since the books were rather short today, I threw in an extra flannelboard.  Fun!

ATTENDANCE: 34 people

* For these songs, please see my page Storytime Movements & Music

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