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Valentine’s Day Songs and Fingerplays

Valentine's Day Songs

Songs, rhymes, and fingerplays are a great way to engage young children.  Here is a collection of Valentine’s Day songs and fingerplays that are easy to implement.

 

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Be My Valentine
(Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb)

You’re a special
Friend of mine
Friend of mine
Friend of mine
You’re a special
Friend of mine
Be my valentine!


I’m a Little Valentine
(Tune: I’m a Little Teapot)

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!

Variation:
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


Five Pretty Valentines
Use five actual Valentines during this chant

Five pretty Valentines waiting at the store.
(Name) bought one and then there were four.
Four pretty Valentines shaped like a “V”
(Name) bought one and then there were three.
Three pretty Valentines said “I love you”
(Name)  bought one then there were two.
Two pretty Valentines, this was so much fun.
(Name) Bought one and then there was one.
One pretty Valentine sitting on the shelf.
I felt sorry for it, so I bought it for myself!


Love Your Friends
(Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

Love, Love, Love your Friends,
Love them all year long.
Especially on Valentine’s Day,
As we sing this song!


Counting Valentines
(Tune: Ten Little Indians)

One red, two red, three red Valentines
Four red, five red, six red Valentines
Seven red, eight red, nine red Valentines
Ten red Valentines.
Ten red, nine red, eight red Valentines
Seven red, six red, five red Valentines
Four red, three red, two red Valentines
One red Valentine.


I Like Hearts
(Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)

Red hearts, white hearts,
Pink hearts, too.
I like purple hearts.
How about you?
Green hearts, yellow hearts,
Blue hearts, too.
I like rainbow hearts.
How about you?


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.


H-E-A-R-T
(Tune: B-I-N-G-O)

There is a shape; it stands for love,
And “heart” is its name.
H-E-A-R-T
H-E-A-R-T
H-E-A-R-T
And “heart” is its name.


There’s a Big Red Heart…
(Tune: It’s a Small World)

There’s a big red heart down inside of me, (Draw a heart shape in the air, then point to chest)
There’s a big red heart no one else can see.  (Cover eyes with hands)
It is filled to the brim with love from within, (Spread arms)
And now I give it to you. (Point to another person)


Counting Valentines

Valentines, valentines, how many do I see?
Valentines, valentines, count them with me.
I have red ones, orange ones, yellow ones, too.
I have green ones, purple ones, and some that are blue.
Valentines, valentines, how many do I see?
Count them with me! 1-2-3-4-5……..

Give each child a red, orange, yellow, green, purple or blue heart.  While they say verse, children raise their hearts in the air at the appropriate time. Count the number of hearts and identify different colors when the verse is finished.


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Fun with Conversation Hearts

Conversation Hearts can be used for many things that encourage learning in an early childhood environment!

Conversation Heart activities

Try these Conversation Heart activities for added learning during February:

  • Give each child a box of conversation hearts and have them sort them by color.
  • After sorting, have the children create a pattern using what colors they prefer.
  • Use a grid to graph the colors of hearts.
  • Hold up a jar of conversation hearts.  Ask each child to estimate how many heart are in the jar.  Write down their estimates.  Count the actual amount and see who is closest.
  • Play bingo using the hearts as markers.
  • Place hearts in a variety of liquids (water, vinegar, milk, etc.).  Ask children to predict which liquid will cause the hearts to dissolve first.  Add baking soda and see what happens.
  • Make your conversation hearts dance with this cool experiment.
  • Give children one minute to see how many hearts they can stack on top of each other to make a tower.
  • Have a heart relay race.  One person from each team goes across the room to a bowl of hearts, scoops one heart out with a spoon, carries the spoon with the heart back to other side the room and drops it in a bowl.  Teammates take turns until all hearts are transferred to bowl at starting line.
  • Let children glue conversation hearts onto a frame, and put their picture in the frame for their families.

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