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Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch - Storytime Online

Updated: Feb 3, 2021

Hello everyone! We hope you are all excited for Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli!

Leanna and I have put together a bunch of fun activities and crafts for the little ones. Starting on Monday, February 1 (today), the kits will be available to pick up for our online storytime.

Enjoy a FREE copy of the book, and have fun doing the activities. Everything is yours to keep!

"Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch" by Eileen Spinelli

Mr. Hatch leads a lonely life until one Valentine's Day when the postman delivers a huge, heart-shaped box of candy with a card reading "Somebody loves you." Knowing he has a secret admirer gives Mr. Hatch a bright new perspective on life until it turns out there's been a terrible mistake. But Mr. Hatch's new friends rally to show him that a lot of somebodies love Mr. Hatch.”

You will have the book read to you by actor Hector Elizondo. He did such a great job, we hope you enjoy his reading as much as we did!

Kits include:

  • a free copy of Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli

  • information page

  • colors game (5 colored hearts)

  • a flyer for this website

  • 3 activity pages

  • 2 coloring pages

  • rhymes/song pages with web links (instruments included)

  • a tissue paper heart craft

  • 3 magnets from the story

  • stickers

HANDOUT GAMES – play with included heart handouts

Can You Show Me…?

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

Can you show me the blue heart?

Blue heart, blue heart?

Can you show me the blue heart?

And wave it in the air?

Pink… yellow… purple… red

Hold It High – Choose one heart from handouts

Hold your heart high and stand

Now wave it around in gestures grand!

Hold your heart below your chin

Now hold it way up high again

Hold your heart against your nose

Now touch the heart to your toes

Touch your heart to the ground

Now wave that heart all around!

Hold your heart in front of you

Now turn around – one time, two!

Hold your heart and jump up high!

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

SONGS & INSTRUMENTuse included instruments

I Love You Song by the Kiboomers

Skidamarink by Pinkfong

Heart Song for Kids by the Kiboomers

You Are My Sunshine by Kinder Tunes

BOUNCE RHYME (bounce along with child in lap)

Funny Valentine

(tune: “Did You Ever See a Lassie?”)

Will you please be my valentine, my valentine, my valentine?

(bounce in time)

Will you please be my valentine? For I love you.

(hug child)

Here’s hugs and kisses and lots of wishes.

(kiss child)

Will you please be my valentine? For I love you.

(hug child)

Here’s a little funny valentine, a valentine, a valentine,

(bounce in time)

A happy little heart with a message for you.

It says something special, I bet you can guess it.

My funny little valentine says, “I love you!”

(hug child)


I’m a Little Valentine

(Tune: I’m a Little Teapot)

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

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!

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!

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)


Eileen Spinelli’s site:

Reading Is Fundamental’s site on Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch:

Valentine’s Day games to play at home:

Let us know what your little ones thought of Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch! What did they think of the activities? Do you have any suggestions for us?

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We loved the story. My daughter who is 3 had so much fun listening to me read it. And the color game with the hearts was a blast. Thank you!

Amanda Reed
Amanda Reed

You are so welcome! Glad your daughter enjoyed it! We have some copies of "Trombone Shorty" still available, if you would like to do the next kit!

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