Friday, February 2, 2018

Hugs and Kisses Theme

Hugs and Kisses 

TALK: Talk with the kids about love. What does it mean to love someone? Do you have people in your life that you love? What do you do to show them you love them? Kiss and Hug them. Kisses and Hugs are wonderful anytime but they are especially important in February when we think of Valentine's Day coming soon!

READ: Books-
All My Kisses By Kerry Brown
Hug Machine By Scott Campbell
All Kinds of Kisses By Nancy Tafuri
Plant a Kiss By Ann Krause Rosenthal
If Animals Kissed Goodnight By Ann Whitford Paul
I Am Going To Give You A Bear Hug By Caroline B Cooney
Daddy Hug By Tim Warnes
Monster Hug! By David Ezra Stein

Hugs from Pearl by Paul Schmid



Where Do Kisses Come From By Maria Fleming
Dinosaur Kisses By David Ezra Stein
The Hug Book By Sue Fliess
How To Hug By Maryann MacDonald
Duck and Goose: Goose Needs A Hug By Tad Hills
Time for a Hug By Phyllis Gershator 
Love You Hug You Read to You By Tish Rabe
Hugs and Kisses By Judi Abbot
Counting Kisses By Karen Katz
Hug! By Ben Mantle
The Kissing Hand By Audrey Penn
Mommy Hugs By Annie Gutman
Little Miss Hug By Adam Hargreaves

Daddy Hugs By Karen Katz
I Love You Book By Todd Parr
The Biggest Kiss By Joanna Walsh
The Pout-Pout Fish By Deborah Diesen
Kiss Goodnight By Amy Hest
What Color is a Kiss? By Rocio Bonilla 
Kiss,Kiss, Pout-Pout Fish By Deborah Diesen
Kiss The Cow By Phyllis Root 
Panda Kisses By Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Doggy Kisses 1,2,3 By Todd Parr
Catching Kisses By Amy Gibson
Love and Kisses By Sarah Wilson 
Kiss, Kiss By Margaret Wild 
The Kiss Box By Bonnie Verburg
Kisses By Nanda Roep
A Kiss Like This By Mary Murphy
How Many Kisses Do You Want Tonight? By Varsha Bajaj
Hugs and Kisses By Christophe Loupy
Shark Kiss Octopus Hug By Lynn Rowe Reed
Hug By Jez Alborough
I Love Hugs and Kisses By Sandra Magsamen
Huggy Kissy By Leslie Patricelli
Daddy Kisses By Ann Gutman
The Giant Hug By Sandra Horning
The Perfect Hug By Joanna Walsh
Mommy Hugs By Karen Katz
Big Hugs Little Hugs By Felicia Bond


Action Rhyme: “Little Heart”
I have a little heart, (place hand over heart)
And it goes thump, thump, thump (pat chest three times)
It keeps right on beating,
When I jump, jump, jump (jump three times)
I get a special feeling, when I look at you. (point to child)
It makes me want to give you a hug or two. (hug yourself)

Credit: The Best Kids Book Site/ Storytime Katie

Action: “Different Kinds of Kisses”
Grandma kisses (grab cheeks and squeeze)
Fish kisses (purse lips and move them)
Movie star kisses (blow big ones)
Rabbit kisses (wiggle nose)
Dog kisses (stick out your tongue and lick)
Credit: SurLaLune Storytime/ Storytime Katie

Action Rhyme: “I Can Hug”
I can hug, hug, hug
I can hop, hop, hop
I can kiss, kiss, kiss
I can stop, stop, stop
I can nod my head for yes,
And I can shake my head no,
And I can sit down very slow.
Credit: SurLaLune Storytime/ Storytime Katie

Song: “Kiss, Kiss Song”
One little, two little, three little kisses,
Four little, five little, six little kisses,
Seven little, eight little, nine little kisses,

Ten little kisses say “I love you.” 

Action Rhyme: “Give Mom a Hug”
Roar like a lion, growl like a bear
Give Mom a hug, show her you care
Hop like a bunny, flap like a bird
Quiet as a mouse now, don’t say a word
Credit: SurLaLune Storytime/ Storytime Katie 

Hug Song 
Sung to: "Farmer in the Dell"

I made this hug for you.
To Cheer you when you're blue
Heigh-ho, the derry oh

I made this hug for you!
Credit: everything

A Hug from you 
Sung to: "Mary had a little lamb"

It's nice to get to a hug from you,
Hug from you, Hug from you.
It's nice to get a hug from you,
So, let's give one right now.
(Hug a friend)


CRAFT: Mail-A-Hug!
This was such a cute idea (inspired by Pinterest) that everyone loved! It was a little more involved since parents had to help their children trace and cut out hands but definitely worth it! Stickers and crayons were used to decorate the hands. Once hands were ready I measured each child’s arm span with yarn to create the “hug” length. 

Everyone got a card with this rhyme on it to mail with their hug…
Wrap these hands around you,
Whenever I’m away.
So you can have a hug from me,
anytime of the day!

Printable Card here from sunflower storytime

Hugs and Kisses Tic Tac Toe Using Hershey Kisses Printable Card FREE

Candy Heart Play Dough fun

Patterns with Hugs and Kisses 

Hugs and Kisses Paper Plate Wreath 

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