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*

BOOK:

A Kiss Like This by Mary Murphy

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

FLANNELBOARD:
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.

FLANNELBOARD:
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

BOOK:

Baby Loves Hugs and Kisses
by Michael Lawrence

FLANNELBOARD:
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*

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
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

HOW IT WENT:
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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