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This February, add these The Biggest Valentine Ever activities to your holiday book studies. Your students will love this Valentine book!
As you head into February and start planning which Valentine’s Day children’s books you’ll read, be sure to add The Biggest Valentine Ever and this book companion to your list.
Steven Kroll is a popular children’s book writer. His stories are engaging and are favorites with many children.
The Biggest Valentine Ever is a popular Valentine’s Day picture book. Kids love following along as Desmond and Clayton problem-solve to make their teacher a special Valentine.
The Biggest Valentine Ever Activities
Below are some teaching ideas and a free book companion to help make this a meaningful read aloud for your students.
After reading the story with your students and kids, choose a fun snack and a craft to extend the experience.
The free book companion featured below goes right along with the story. The activities will help you dig deeper into the book with your kids.
This, of course, is a great story to read during the month of February as you head into your Valentine’s Day celebrations. It’s also a good book to add to your book lists featuring books about mice, friends, team work, and conflict resolution.
Here’s a fun video of the book being read aloud. If you have enough books for everyone in the room, they can listen and follow along. If not, just let them enjoy the video.
FUN CONNECTIONS TO MAKE WITH THE STORY
• Mice – Moose are fun animals to study. Discover where they live, what they eat, and more.
• Teamwork – Desmond and Clayton work together to create a Valentine for their teacher. Talk about how working together makes things easier. Discuss times when your students were able to do something because they worked as a team.
• Conflict Resolution – As Desmond and Clayton began working together, they encountered a problem. Talk with your students about how they overcame the problem to create the Valentine in the end.
The Biggest Valentine Ever HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES
Kids can use conversation heart stickers to decorate Valentine’s Day cards of their own.
Download the free template for your kids to make their very own Biggest Valentine Ever.
Books About Valentine’s Day
Fill your book basket with more Valentine’s Day books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool – Once Pete the Cat realizes how much fun Valentine’s Day can be, he decides to make valentine cards for his family and friends. But what happens when he realizes he’s forgotten to make a card for a very important cat?
Love Monster – Love Monster is a slightly hairy monster trying to fit in with the cuddly residents of Cutesville. But as it turns out, it’s hard to fit in with the cute and the fluffy when you’re a googly-eyed monster. And so, Love Monster sets out to find someone who will love him just the way he is.
Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart – Almost everything about Valentine’s Day is fancy . . . especially with Fancy Nancy! Mystery is in the air when Nancy receives a valentine from a secret someone. Join Nancy as she follows the clues to find out who it is—all in her trademark fabulous style, of course.
Valentine’s Day coloring cards are perfect for class parties and playdates! It’s like a gift and an activity all in one.
What kid doesn’t love Bingo? This adorable Valentine’s Day bingo set is perfect for the school classroom or a large family gathering or party — with 30 unique game boards.
Download Your Printables
Your students will enjoy these fun learning activities. In this free printable pack, you will find the following activities:
• Story elements pages focusing on characters, setting, sequence of events, and more
• Venn diagram comparing and contrasting Desmond and Clayton
• Two writing prompts
• A focus on synonyms of “big
• ABC order
• and more!
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