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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentine Songs and Poems

I thought I would share some Valentine songs and poems.

These three poems are from “Finger Frolics.”

A Mailbox Valentine

When you look in the mailbox,
What do you think you’ll see? (Children pretend to look in mailbox)
It might be a Valentine,
And it might be from me. (Children point to themselves)

Valentine’s Day

I’m glad it’s Valentine’s Day, today.
It’s a special day, you know.
It gives me an extra chance,
To say, “I love you so.”

Valentine

I have a Valentine for you.
It’s made with ribbon and lace.
I hope when you read, “I love you,”
It will put a smile on your face.

These songs are from “Piggyback Songs,” by Jean Warren

Will You Be My Valentine
Sung to: “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”

Who will be my Valentine, Valentine, Valentine?
Who will be my Valentine,
On Valentine’s Day?

I will be your Valentine, Valentine, Valentine.
I will be your Valentine,
On Valentine’s Day.

Betty Ruth Baker
Waco, TX

Valentine Game
Sung to: “Skip to My Lou”

Little red Valentine, I love you
Little red Valentine, I love you.
Little red Valentine, I love you.
Blue one says I do too.

Little blue Valentine, I love you.
Little blue Valentine, I love you.
Little blue Valentine, I love you.
Green one says I do too.

Betty Ruth Baker
Waco, TX
*We go around the whole circle and I let each child give me a color to add to the song. After the last child gives me their color and we sing the verse, I end the song with the line:
All the colors love you too!*


Heart Hopping
Sung to: “Mulberry Bush”

Here we go hopping around the room,
Around the room—around the room.
Here we go hopping around the room
On Valentine’s Day.

Jean Warren
*For this song you can add different motions for new verses.*

These last two fingerplays I had in my box from college, so I’m not sure where they are from.

Five Little Valentines
Use hands for counting

Five little Valentines have a race.
The first little Valentine was frilly with lace.
The second little Valentine had a funny, funny face.
The third little Valentine said, “I love you.”
The fourth little Valentine said, “I do too.”
The fifth little Valentine was clever as a fox.
He beat all the others to the Valentine Box.

Make a Valentine

Snip, snip, snip the paper (make scissor motion with fingers)
Paste, paste, paste the paper (rub finger over palm)
Press, press, press the paper (press hands together)
Here’s a Valentine for you. (pretend to present Valentine)

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