Valentine’s Day Preschool Reading and Resource List: Free Valentine’s Day Activity Printables

by Carla on January 27, 2010

Valentine’s Day or Saint Valentine’s Day, which is celebrated on February 14, is the traditional day on which people express their love for each other through Valentine’s cards, gifts and other acts of thoughtfulness. Celebrate Valentine’s Day in your daycare center by reading age appropriate stories that focus on the symbols of Valentine’s Day and by implementing Valentine’s Day-themed activities.

Consider the following reading lists and resources for free Valentine’s Day worksheets, coloring pages, and handwriting practice sheets for your child care center:

Reading List

Valentine’s Day Board and Picture Books Baby-Age 3

Elmo’s Valentine (A Chunky Book) by Stephanie St. Pierre and David Prebenna [RandomHouse, 1997]

Be My Valentine by Beatrix Potter [Warne, 2002]

It’s Valentine’s Day!: A Rosie Rabbit Book by Harriet Ziefert and Laura Rader [Sterling, 2005]

Be Mine, Be Mine, Sweet Valentine by Sarah Weeks and Fumi Kosaka [HarperFestival, 2005]

Valentine’s: A Book to Touch and Feel by Sugar Pixie [Little Simon, 2003]

Princess Valentine by Megan E. Bryant and Nancy Gale Carlson [Worthwhile Books, 2010]

The Great Valentine’s Day Surprise (Lift the Flap Book) by Susan Jane Tanner [HarperCollins, 1995]

Very Best Friends by Ann Braybooks [Golden Books, 1999]

My Little Valentine by Carol Roth and Jennifer Beck Harris [HarperFestival, 2002]

Rhyme Time Valentine by Nancy Poydar [HolidayHouse, 2002]

A Valentine Bouquet by Eleanor Hudson and Laura Bryant [Little Simon, 2000]

Be My Valentine (Rugrats) by Molly Wigand, Louis Del Carmen, and James Peters [Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon, 2000]

Valentine’s Day Early Readers Ages 4-8

Happy Valentine’s Day Mouse by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond [Balzer + Bray, 2009]

The Biggest Valentine Ever by Steven Kroll and Jeni Bassett [Cartwheel Books, 2006]

My Fuzzy Valentine by Noami Kleinberg and Louis Womble [Random House, 2005]

The Day it Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond [December, 2006]

Valentines are for Saying I Love You by Margaret Sutherland and Amy Wummer [Grosset and Dunlap, 2007]

Roses are Sweet, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane DeGroat [HarperCollins, 1997]

The Best Thing about Valentines by Eleanor Hudson and Mary Melcher [Cartwheel, 2004]

Clifford’s First Valentine’s Day by Norman Bridwell [Cartwheel, 1997]

Little Critter: Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter by Mercer Mayer [HarperFestival, 2005]

The Great Valentine’s Day Mix-Up by Saxton Moore [Price Stern Sloan, 2009]

Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser [Moody Publishers, 2004]

Free Valentine’s Day Preschool Worksheets and Printables

There are many worksheets for Valentine’s Day that you can print out and use for your lesson plans and activities. Worksheets should include coloring pages, handwriting worksheets, and printable craft patterns.

The following websites provide free Valentine’s Day printables:

First-Preschool: Coloring pages, card, patterns, crafts and worksheets.

A to Z Teacher Stuff: Valentine’s Day printables, coloring pages, activities and word searches

ABCTeach:  Free Valentine’s Day worksheets and printables

DLTK’s Crafts for Kids: Valentine’s Day recipes, worksheets, coloring pages, crafts, games and puzzles

All Kids Network: Free color Valentine’s Day printable worksheets

About Carla

Carla Snuggs has written 88 post in this blog.

Carla is a freelance writer from Southern California. She has a B.A. in early childhood education and a Master of Library and Information Science degree specializing in public librarianship and youth services.

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