Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Check Out These Fabulous Activity Ideas
for Valentine's Day!

It's Valentine's Day, and why not spend some sweet time with the young people in your life sharing a story, writing a poem, and of course--making Valentine's Day cards?! 

You won't want to miss these great activities from Reading Rockets:
  • Watch author Laura Elliott (A String of Hearts) share the history of Valentine's Day and demonstrate how to make different kinds of Valentine's Day cards.
  • Go to the library and check out a book or two to share. Read the NCBLA's "An Affordable Family Night Out: Visit Your Neighborhood Public Library" for inspiration. Be sure to review Reading Rockets' book lists themed for Valentine's Day for recommendations. Suggested themes include "Love Is in the Air," "Ten Books That Say I Love You," "Friends and Family," and "Best Friends."
  • Write a poem! Perhaps one to share in a newly created Valentine's card! Encourage kids to try out different poetry forms: sijo, cinquain, haiku, and rhymes.