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Valentine's Day
We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
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Valentine's Day Resources for Teachers


Top Valentine's Day Picks

cover Hearts, Cupids, and Red Roses: The Story of Valentine Symbols (ages 9-12)
Written by Edna Barth; illustrated by Ursula Arndt

Why do we celebrate Valentine's Day? And what do cupids and lace have to do with anything? Find the answers to these and other questions in this 96-page treasury.


cover The Day It Rained Hearts (ages 3-6)
Written and illustrated by Felicia Bond

When the sky opens up and begins dumping hearts instead of the usual rainfall, young Cornelia Augusta can't believe her eyes. ...It doesn't take her long, though, to go from watching in amazement to formulating a plan of action. Within moments, she's using her new-found treasures to brighten the lives of others.
Clifford's First Valentine's Day
Clifford's First Valentine's Day (ages 3-7)
Norman Bridwell

This comical children's favorite takes its readers back to the puppy days of Clifford, the Big Red Dog, back to the days when Clifford was so tiny he could fit in Emily Elizabeth's pocket. Of course, Clifford's ridiculously small size created every bit as much trouble as his gargantuan proportions later arouse.


cover Raggedy Ann's Candy Heart Wisdom: Words of Love and Friendship (ages 4-8)
By Johnny Gruelle

Everyone knows that Raggedy Ann's sweetness and goodness come from her special candy heart. But what also makes this beloved rag doll so unique is her wisdom -- her understanding of how to love ourselves and others. Now you can share these true candy heart messages about finding happiness within, giving to others, and the joy of friendship.


Guess How Much I Love YouGuess How Much I Love You (ages 3-6)
Sam McBratney

Simple language and beautiful illustrations combine in this heartfelt tale of a young hare and his father. Whether purchased for home or classroom, this book will quickly become a favorite of  toddlers and preschoolers.


I'd Choose YouI'd Choose You
John Trent

Norbert the Elephant has just had one of the worst days of his life, but when he goes home and talks to his mother, she helps him realize that he is her special child no matter what. Written in the same vein as The Blessing, I'd Choose You helps parents communicate unconditional love and security to their children.


I Love You As MuchI Love You As Much (ages 3-6)
Laura Krauss Melmed
Henri Sorenson, Illustrator

Charming illustrations and quiet rhythmic poems throughout this book make it a wonderful bedtime story for infants and toddlers.


Love You ForeverLove You Forever (ages 3-6)
Robert Munsch

This book, in which a mother contemplates her unending love for her child as he passes through the stages of life, is sure to become a family favorite. The publisher recommends it for 4-8 year olds, but it can truly be enjoyed by readers of all ages.


cover Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch (ages 4-8)
Written by Eileen Spinelli; illustrated by Paul Yalowitz

Love is contagious -- at least according to the author of this book. When old Mr. Hatch who works in a shoelace factory and eats a cheese and mustard sandwich for lunch every day receives a beautiful box of Valentine's candy with a card that says only, "Somebody loves you," he is overwhelmed to the point of sharing his bounty with everyone he meets and making new friends all along the way.

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Books for Younger Children
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The History of Valentine's Day
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Resources for Teachers

92692: Valentine Days Valentine Days
By School Specialty Publishing

Easy-to-do ideas for seasonal fun make each time of the year a time for happy days filled with fun and learning. These activity books are packed with seasonal projects for children and adults to do together. Each delightful book is divided into four sections - rhymes and songs, snack recipes, games, and arts and crafts. Recommended for ages 3-6.
249221: Valentine"s Day Fun Valentine's Day Fun
By Carson-Dellosa Publishing / Carson-dellosa Publishing

Celebrate Valentine's Day with this collection of cute crafts, fun games and delicious recipes, not to mention word searches, crosswords, hidden pictures, coloring pages and more! Perfect for free-time, filling in spare moments or just having an enjoyable activity to do, these holiday-themed reproducibles make special days fun. 31 reproducible pages, answer key included. For primary grades.
50371X: February Monthly Idea Book February Monthly Idea Book
By Scholastic Teaching

Bring something fun and exciting into every school day with The "Original" Monthly Idea Book for February. Fun crafts and activities for Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, President's Day, National Children's Dental Health Month and more are all included. Make pencil toppers, play themed bingo games, create valentine's, make Lincoln's stovetop hat and more! You'll find dozens of reproducible puzzles and patterns for any pre-school or elementary school curriculum. 144 pages, softcover. Pages are reproducible.
103446: Bulletin Board-in-a-Book: Valentine"s Day Bulletin Board-in-a-Book: Valentine's Day
By Teaching & Learning Co.

For all your displays, whether at home or in a classroom, this Valentine's Day Bulletin Board book will bring much holiday cheer! Hearts, student-personalized worksheets, cards, party ideas, bookmarks, coupons, and other reproducibles are also included; a lightweight card stock, full-color giant heart, along with smaller mice and heart designs are also included.
976722: 175 Easy-to-Do Valentine Crafts 175 Easy-to-Do Valentine Crafts
By Umnik / Boyds Mills Press

What could say "I love you" better than a handmade present? Young craft makers can choose from more than 175 gifts, games, cards, and more to make for family, friends, or themselves. Kids as well as grown-ups will enjoy hours of fun making the Valentine Mobile, Heart-Shaped Pinecone Wreath, Cupid's Arrow Game, Sachet Valentine, and the Necklace of Hearts. Table decorations, baskets, gift wrap, and special gifts for relatives are also included. Easy-to-follow directions and full-color photographs ensure success for boys and girls of all ages.
900066: Valentine Jingo Valentine Jingo
By Gary Grimm & Associates

Everybody loves to JINGO! Jingo is played just like bingo, but pictures replace numbers on the player's card. The Valentine seasonal version of the game has 2 levels of play so that people of all ages and abilities can participate. Contains 30 player cards, clue cards, directions for play, and ideas for extension.
872012: Heart Note Pad Heart Note Pad

A fun and versatile note pad for school, home, or office! Use for student notes, name tags, shopping lists and more. 50 sheets.
972315: Scrapbook Hearts Note Pad Scrapbook Hearts Note Pad

A fun and versatile note pad for school, home, or office! Use for student notes, name tags, shopping lists and more. 50 sheets. Measures 7.75" x 6.5" approximately.
910301: Red Heart Classic Accents Red Heart Classic Accents

Brighten up a hallway, classroom or bedroom with these bright accents. Ready to use, you can utilize them for note cards, party invitations, memory games, crafts, bulletin boards and practically anything else you can dream up. The possibilities for decorating and learning activities are endless! These red hearts are perfect for valentines day, anatomy lessons and a host of other projects. 36 precut shapes included. Approximately 5 1/2" tall.
810105: Sparkle Shimmering Hearts Classic Accents Sparkle Shimmering Hearts Classic Accents

Brighten any spot with these versatile, sparkling attention-grabbers! Sparkle Accents are perfect for locker tags, class lists, name tags, special announcements, and more! Each pack contains 24 accents. Precut and ready to use. Approximately 5" x 5" each.
810554: Red Heart Mini Accents Red Heart Mini Accents

These little accents make a big impact wherever you put them! They're perfect as calendar markers, decorative borders, manipulatives, learning game pieces, mini awards, and more. The only limit is your imagination! Pre-cut and ready to use. 36 accents per pack. Approximately 3" tall.
891300: Party Hearts Terrific Trimmer Party Hearts Terrific Trimmer

Decorate classrooms and enhance learning environments with durable, themed Terrific Trimmers. Reusable, pre-cut, and scalloped trimmer.
892057: Scrapbook Hearts Terrific Trimmer Scrapbook Hearts Terrific Trimmer

Decorate classrooms and enhance learning environments with durable, themed Terrific Trimmers. Reusable, pre-cut, and scalloped trimmer measures 2 1/4" x 39'.
885014: Valentine Hearts Bolder Border Valentine Hearts Bolder Border

Bright and beautiful design brings vivid themes to life! Layer with coordinating Solid Color or Sparkle Terrific Trimmers. Durable, reusable, pre-cut, and measures 39' long and 3" wide.
846313: Valentine Hearts SuperShapes Stickers Valentine Hearts SuperShapes Stickers

Super for rewarding, collecting, trading or decorating. New, larger designs; variety of sticker sizes on each sheet; acid free, non-toxic, photo safe. 176-200 stickers per pack.
711928: Valentine"s Day Scratch "n Sniff Stinky Stickers (Cherry scent) Valentine's Day Scratch 'n Sniff Stinky Stickers (Cherry scent)

Holiday stickers are seasonal favorites and smell as good as they look. Scratch 'em and sniff 'em for a burst of fragrance! Acid-free, non-toxic, and safe for use on photos. Stinky Stickers are popular as rewards, incentives, and collectibles. 60 stickers in three fun designs.
983406: Valentine"s Day Scratch "n Sniff Stinky Stickers (Chocolate Cherry scent) Valentine's Day Scratch 'n Sniff Stinky Stickers (Chocolate Cherry scent)

Holiday stickers are seasonal favorites and smell as good as they look. Scratch 'em and sniff 'em for a burst of fragrance! Acid-free, non-toxic, and safe for use on photos. Stinky Stickers are popular as rewards, incentives, and collectibles. 60 stickers in three fun designs.
502942: Lovable Valentines Rainbow Stickers Lovable Valentines Rainbow Stickers

120 dramatic, colorful Incentive Stickers in each pack! Five different designs in a variety of "rainbow" colors. Acid-free and self-adhesive, with a high-gloss plastic finish.
716306: Shimmering Hearts Sparkle Stickers Shimmering Hearts Sparkle Stickers

Watch eyes light up when you reward kids with popular Sparkle Stickers. Add pizzazz to name tags, report cards, party invitations, and homework assignments. 72 stickers in six different designs.
863047: Heart Hoorays Sparkle Stickers Heart Hoorays Sparkle Stickers

Watch eyes light up when you reward kids with popular Sparkle Stickers. Add pizzazz to name tags, report cards, party invitations, and homework assignments. 72 stickers.

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