February falls in the middle of winter and we all need something to cheer us up and bring a smile during those dreary winter months! Even in Florida the weather isn’t all sunshine and warm temperatures during the winter months. 😉 This is one reason I always love celebrating Valentine’s Day in my classroom. I shared about some easy and inexpensive ways to celebrate with your students in this blog post and today I am sharing the best Valentines read alouds for your classroom.
The Day it Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond
This is a classic Valentines story that I just love! It is a sweet story of Cornelia Agustus and her mission to give out the hearts she caught in the “rain” to her animal friends. Each is special and unique and she knows they should all go to her friends. I like to read this story before we make special valentines for our family members to get the creative juices flowing! It is perfect to teach about thoughtfulness to little ones. You can get this book here.
Love, Splat by Rob Scrotton
If you’ve read any Splat the Cat books, you know how fun they are and that the kids LOVE them! I have Splat books to read for every holiday. This sweet story of Splat and his “perfect” valentine for his furry friend, Kitty. He hopes it will be her favorite one. Splat is a favorite for all ages. I really love the illustrations as well! You can find this book here.
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli
This is such a heartwarming story of lonely, old Mr. Hatch and his secret admirer who sent him a note telling him they loved him. It truly makes him giddy and he is happily surprised when he finds out who has sent the note. This one is even perfect for older students! This is probably in your school library already, but you can get your own copy here.
Love Monster by Rachel Bright
This book relays a heartwarming message about how everyone deserves love, no matter what they look like (even a googly eyes monster). There are other books about the Love Monster in this series as well if your class falls in love with him in this story! This one is more geared towards younger students. You can find it here.
The Biggest Valentine Ever by Steven Kroll
Another sweet story of friendship in the “Biggest Ever” series. Two friends decide to make a valentine together, but problems arise and they get into a fight that must be solved before Valentines Day! My classes always love this one each year. You can get this book here.
Valentines Day is such a great time to add some mid-year lessons about love, friendship and thoughtfulness into your classroom! By February, we can all use a reminder of those things. I hope these stories bring these topics to your students in a fun way they will enjoy! 😊
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