Thursday was Heart Day at the Gordon-Nash! Storytime kids heard stories about Valentine's Day and made beautiful valentines to take home to loved ones. We read Mouse's First Valentine by Lauren Thompson, about Mouse watching a valentine being made and Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse, a board book by Laura Numeroff, where this mouse makes valentines for his friends. The Valentine Bears by Eve Bunting (illustrations by Jan Brett!) is my perennial favorite, about Mr. and Mrs. Bear who wake up from their hibernation to celebrate the special day with honey and "crispy critters". Finally, Little Mouse's Big Valentine by Thacher Hurd was about a valentine so big, it was a huge problem for its creator!
With a large white heart as a base, children added foam hearts, heart stamps, bits of lace doilies, and their own drawings to make a beautiful and unique valentine to bring home.