Valentine Freebie

I wanted to team up with Chrissy from First Grade Found Me and her cute Valentine book linky, but when I went to look for my books, I realized I only had two! Huh?! I thought I had way more.

This is a silly but sweet book about a hippo looking for her special Valentine.

I'm not that crazy about the Franklin books, but my kids love them.

On Thursday I gave the kids white bags and foam stickers from Michaels. I showed them how to fold paper to make a heart then stepped back and watched them do their magic:)  They decorated both sides and afterwards I taped on some pretty Valentine ribbon for handles. These will be their bags for collecting cards next week.

These are the bags we made last year.

Here's a copy of our Valentine poem from last week (click the pic to grab):

Happy Valentines!

Be sure to check out all my Valentine posts. I have lots of freebies and ideas.


  1. wow, you are so far ahead of me! We haven't even started on our Valentine boxes. I love giving the kids the supplies and just letting them do what they want, of course there are always a few that don't look very "Valentiney" what with orange and black cars. lol Love the poem, I'm going to use it next week. Thanks!
    Also love the PPBF book, I'll have to see if I can find it.

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  2. I don't have many valentine books either. Enjoy your week of love!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

    1. Well now we know what we can spend the rest of our hard-earned money on -- ha ha!

  3. You always find the best animal books! My fave is Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch ... but it's actually the ONLY Valentines book I own. I feel the same way about Franklin ... just don't think they're very strong, but my little Texans love them.

    Happy friendship week!


  4. Thanks for linking up, Barb! That hippo book and your bags are very cute! Have a fun Valentine's Day!

    1. No problem, Chrissy. I like that book linky you do. Just wish I had more Valentine books to share.

  5. You always have super cute books! My sons both enjoyed the Franklin books when they were in kindergarten, but I wasn't that into them either. :)
    Conversations in Literacy

  6. I just printed this for poetry journals. My kiddos will love it!


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