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Valentine’s Day Picture Books and Activities

Over the years I have collected many picture books for Valentine’s Day. Here are my top favorite read-alouds {all about love} for the classroom or at home:

valentine picture books classroom

Click below on any of the titles to find them on Amazon.

  1. The Day it Rained Hearts
  2. Martina the Beautiful Cockroach
  3. Snowy Valentine
  4. Slugs in Love
  5. This is NOT a Valentine
  6. Robot in Love
  7. When an Elephant Falls in Love
  8. XO, OX A Love Story
  9. Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch
  10. Love Is
  11. Love is My Favorite Thing
  12. Zombie in Love
  13. A Crankenstein Valentine

I’ve also taken my top ones from that list and gathered an activity idea for each one below!

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch is such a wonderful story to read any time of the year. I love THIS version on StorylineOnline. For the reading activity below, students make Mr. Hatch and glue his character traits around his face. Then they write about Mr. Hatch’s character development.

Valentine Book Mr Hatch
You can find this activity for Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch (and more) by clicking HERE.

Zombie in Love

I found Zombie in Love a couple of years ago and just adored it. For some reason kids are fascinated by zombies, so it’s a fun way to incorporate love and zombies. We created division story problems for Zombies in Love. The students had to divide out the brains for all of the Zombie’s friends.

Valentine Book Zombies in Love
You can find Zombie Multiplication and Division by clicking HERE.

Love is My Favorite Thing

Talk about a precious book… Love is My Favorite Thing tops my list! It isn’t necessarily about Valentine’s Day, but it’s the perfect book to read during the love season. After reading the story the students created Tasty Traits Pizza. Students wrote character traits to describe the dog in the beginning, middle, and end of the story.

Valentine Book Pizza
Click HERE for this Tasty Traits activity that can be used with ANY book!

Martina the Beautiful Cockroach

With this next book you can tie in Valentine’s Day AND folktales! Martina the Beautiful Cockroach is a Cuban Folktale. Martina is trying to find the perfect suitor. Students make Martina and write about the story or the main character after listening to the read-aloud.

Valentine Book Martina Cockroach
Click HERE for Rooted in Reading February with the activity above!

Robot in Love

Of all the books, this one is my absolute favorite. Robot in Love is the PERFECT book to read for Valentine’s Day. And the ending….. so so good and unexpected! It has so many wonderful moments throughout the book. Students create and describe the robot after reading the story.

Valentine Book Robot in Love
All of the Robot in Love activities can be found HERE.
valentines day books

I hope you enjoy reading to your students in February!

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