Love Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: love

Book: Time for a Hug by Phillis Gershator and Mim Green, illustrated by David Walker

 time for a hug

Flannel: Valentine Hearts
Valentines, valentines, how many do I see?
Valentines, valentines, count them with  me.
I have a red one, orange one, yellow one too.
I have a green one, purple one, and one that is blue.
I have a pink one, brown one, and one that is white.
And one last valentine as black as the night.
Valentines, valentines, how many do I see?
Valentines, valentines, count them with  me.
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.

Song: “If You Love Someone” (Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
If you love someone and you know it clap your hands…
If you love someone and you know it stomp your feet…
If you love someone and you know it shout hooray…
If you love someone and you know it blow a kiss…

Book: Pepo and Lolo are Friends by Ana Martin Larranaga

pepo and lolo cover image

Song: “Skidamarink” – Madacy Kids: The Ultimate Kids Song Collection

Song: “Love Grows One by One” – Tom Pease: I’m Gonna Reach!

Book: If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson or Kiss, Kiss Good Night by Kenn Nesbitt, illustrated by Rebecca Elliott

Song: “This is the way we clap our hands” – Kimbo Educational: Teach a Toddler

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing song

Craft: heart snail

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Valentine’s Day Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: heart

Book: My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall

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Rhyme: Make a heart

I put my hands together, (hands together like praying)
This is how I start
I curve my fingers right around, (curl fingertips)
And I can make a heart!

Book: Where is Baby’s Valentine? by Karen Katz

where is babys valentine

Song: If You Love Someone (Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
If you love someone and you know it clap your hands…
If you love someone and you know it shout hooray…
If you love someone and you know it blow a kiss…

Song: Hearts and Kisses

One little, two little, three little hearts (do sign for heart)
Four little, five little, six little hearts,
Seven little, eight little, nine little hearts,
Ten little hearts and a kiss
(Credit: SurLaLune Storytime)

Book: Kiss, Kiss Good Night by Karen Nesbitt, illustrated by Rebecca Elliott

kiss kiss good night

Rhyme: Different Kinds of Kisses
Grandma kisses (grab cheeks and squeeze)
Fish kisses (purse lips and move them)
Movie star kisses (blow big ones)
Rabbit kisses (wiggle nose)
Dog kisses (stick out your tongue and lick)

Song: “Skinnamarink” – Sharon, Lois and Bram: Sing around the Campfire

Book: Do Crocs Kiss? by Salina Yoon

do crocs kiss

Song: “Row, Row, Row your Boat” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Song: “Monkey Dance” – The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing rhyme

Craft: Love glasses

love glasses

Love & Friendship Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book:  My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall

myheartislikeazoo

Song: “The More We Get Together” – Raffi: The Singable Songs Collection (with sign language for “more” “together” and “happy”)

Book: The Cuddle Book by Guido Van Genechten

The Cuddle Book

Song: “Blow A Kiss” – Laurie Berkner: Under a Shady Tree

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Book: Mouse’s First Valentine by Lauren Thompson

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Song: “Love Grows One by One” – Tom Pease: I’m Gonna Reach

Song: “Jumping & Counting” – Jim Gill: Irrational Anthem

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Song: “Bodies 1-2-3” – Ellen and Peter Allard: Sing it! Say it! Stamp it! Sway it!
Craft: Decorate valentines w/markers, glitter, feathers, etc.

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