Inside: Preschool Valentine’s Day Book and Valentine’s Day Activity
Who is more willing to spread love than a preschooler?
True story. My preschooler still tells me “Happy Mother’s Day” numerous times throughout the day. Sure, some of these times, is to get a pack of gummies, but I’ll take it.
Preschoolers have the sweetest little souls.
So who better to prepare and celebrate Valentine’s Day with than them?
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A Valentine’s activity with a book is a beautiful thing!
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What is in this book box?
Props to retell the story
In this particular story retell, we are pulling ideas from our world and relating it to the text read.
Why use a book box with your preschoolers?
Kindergarteners using the Common Core practice:
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and significant events in a story.
No, thank you.
Yes, please! Build up your preschooler’s confidence for when they have to meet these rigorous standards.
This Valentine’s activity is a fun, interactive way to begin practicing this skill with your preschooler.
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Recreate the theme of this book by talking more about “What Makes Your Heart Happy?
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Setting up this Valentine’s book activity won’t take long.
Begin reading WORDS AND YOUR HEART numerous times with your preschooler.
Each time you read, and throughout the day, mention how an action made your heart happy. They will begin to catch on pretty fast.
Begin to cut out paper hearts.
Casually sit down with your preschooler and ask, “What makes your heart happy?”.
Write the responses on the heart. – Anything goes
Hang up the written responses where you can continue to add and revisit. Keeping the hearts at eye level is very helpful for a preschooler.
Remember to post your hearts somewhere that you can add more all throughout February.
This Valentine’s activity will also begin to encourage more ways for being kind throughout the day.
“Does that make your heart happy?”
“Do you think that made your brother’s heart happy?”
“Oh, wow! My heart feels so happy after that! Thank you!”