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The Biggest Valentine Ever - Storytime Online


Hello everyone! We hope you are all excited for The Biggest Valentine Ever by Steven Kroll.


Michelle and I have put together a bunch of fun activities and crafts for the little ones. Starting on Thursday, February 1 (today!), the kits are available to pick up for our online storytime this month!


Enjoy a FREE copy of the book and more!


"The Biggest Valentine Ever" by Steven Kroll


When Mrs. Mousely asks her class to make valentines, Clayton and Desmond decide to make one together and give it to their teacher as a surprise. But things don’t go as planned...


Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fISc3lBOQUY to watch Reading Pioneer Academy’s read-aloud. Then, enjoy the activities!


Kits include:

  • a FREE copy of The Biggest Valentine Ever

  • information page

  • colors game (5 colored heart rings)

  • 3 activity pages

  • 2 coloring pages

  • rhymes/song pages with weblinks (instrument included)

  • Valentine card craft craft with included crayons

  • 3 magnets from the story

  • heart stickers

Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!


HANDOUT GAMES – play with included heart ring handouts


Can You Show Me…?

(Tune: “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”)


Can you show me the red heart ring?

Red heart ring, red heart ring?

Can you show me the red heart ring?

And wave it in the air?

White… purple… blue… pink


Hold It High – Choose one heart ring from handouts

Hold your heart ring high and stand

Now wave it around in gestures grand!

Hold your heart ring below your chin

Now hold it way up high again

Hold your heart ring against your nose

Now touch the heart ring to your toes

Touch your heart ring to the ground

Now wave that heart ring all around!

Hold your heart ring in front of you

Now turn around – one time, two!

Hold your heart ring and jump up high!

Now let your heart ring fly fly fly (throw it in the air)


SONGS & INSTRUMENT – use included instruments


Making A Card For My Valentine by Super Simple Songs


If You Love Me and You Know It by The Kiboomers


Skidamarink by PINKFONG


Valentine Activity Game by The Kiboomers


BOUNCE RHYME (bounce along with child in lap)


Let’s Count Valentines

Let’s count valentines

One, two, three

(bounce child on every count)

Let’s count valentines

All for me!

Let’s count valentines

Four, five, six

(bounce child on every count)

Let’s count valentines

Match and mix

Let’s count valentines

Seven, eight, nine

(bounce child on every count)

Let’s count valentines

I’m glad you’re mine

(hug child close)


ACTION RHYMES


Valentine Pokey

(Tune: “The Hokey Pokey”)


You put your right arm out.

You put your left arm out.

You bring those arms together

And you squeeze with all your might.

You hug and say “I love you”

and you spread it all around.

That’s what this day’s about.


I’ll Make A Valentine

(Tune: “London Bridge”)


I’ll make a bright red valentine,

Valentine, valentine.

I’ll make a bright red valentine,

And give it right to you.

I’ll trim it with lace and bows,

Lace and bows, lace and bows.

I’ll trim it with lace and bows,

And give it right to you.


I’m a Little Valentine

(Tune: “I’m a Little Teapot”)


I’m a little valentine,

Made for you,

Of paper, lace, and a dab of glue.

I’m signed and sealed and on my way,

To say, “I love you” on Valentine’s Day!

I’m a little valentine

Red and White

With ribbons and lace

I’m a beautiful sight

I can say, “I Love You”

On Valentine’s Day

Just put me in an envelope

And give me away


My Valentine Heart

When I say I love you

(Point to lips)

It comes from my heart

(Hand on heart)

You hear it in your ear

(Point to ear)

And it sounds very smart

(Point to head)

I love it when you’re proud of me

(Stand very tall)

You say it all day long

(Stretch arms wide)

And when I hear you say it

(Point to ear)

My heart sings a merry song

(Hand on heart)


EXTRA LINKS!


Steven Kroll’s site:


Illustrator Jeni Bassett’s site:








Let us know what your little ones thought of The Biggest Valentine Ever! What did they think of the activities? Do you have any suggestions for us?

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