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Use TLE’s Storytime Collection of stories, exciting activities and unique ideas to help raise-a-reader! Reading has many positives and reading together as a family allows you to share those positive experiences. Reading is a fantastic way to make connections with members of your family. Use story themes and messages to develop learning experiences through discovery and play! Taking the time to read together as a family will allow you time to connect and spend time together. Have fun!


EVERYBODY
I AM PEACE

THE SMART COOKIE

AARON SLATER, ILLUSTRATOR
TERRIFIC!BE YOU!
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IN MY HEART
IF ALL THE ANIMALS
LOUISE LOVES ART

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Attention all story lovers! Do you have young children or grandchildren between the ages of 2-10? If yes, join the Gummy Bear Family Reading Club! TLE’s Sunday Gummy Bear Family Reading Club was such a great success, we are back by popular demand! FREE for all families!

You can register for all Sunday sessions or just one or two. You will receive a Zoom link for the session/s after you register. We look forward to seeing you there!!


Sunday mornings, join Enza from The Learning Exchange for a fun interactive story, songs, an easy craft idea and great parent resources that will engage both adult and child.

Family Reading Club Stories

Sunday mornings, 10:30 – 11 A.M. EDT, with The Learning Exchange and Enza.

Featured stories:

Participants will enjoy:

  • The Gummy Bear Song and dance
  • Story time featuring a special story each week
  • Fun easy crafts for all to do together
  • Great theme-based activity resources and ideas for parents to do at home as a family to promote early literacy

NOTE: Parents and caregivers can find related activities and great follow-up resources online for each of the stories.



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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime featuring the story I AM PEACE by Susan Verde with art by Peter H. Reynolds

Sunday, May 29th 10:30 -11 AM:

Featured Story: I AM PEACE

Mindfulness means being fully in the present moment. Children can learn how to manage their emotions, make good choices, and balance their busy lives by learning to be mindful, express emotions through speech, find empathy through imagination, and wonder at the beauty of the natural world.

~ by Susan Verde with art by Peter H. Reynolds


Easy Paper Craft

Coloring is an excellent way to practice mindfulness and focus for all ages, but especially for younger kids. It takes something they already do and introduces ways to be more aware of their emotions.

Materials needed

  • Paper
  • Crayons, coloured pencils or markers

Craft Idea:

  • Draw and colour a picture of something you enjoy. Something that makes you happy or gives you feelings of calm.
  • Think about: Why did you choose the colors you used? How are you feeling as you color? Asking questions will help you become more in-tune with your emotions and aware of your thoughts.

More Stories

Reading and storytelling with babies and children promotes brain development and imagination, develops language and emotions, and strengthens relationships.

The Lemonade Hurricane: A Story of Mindfulness and MeditationTHE MINDFUL PIRATE
10 Mins Guided Meditation
for Children
The Busy Life of Ernestine Buckmeister

Recipes & Healthy Eating

Cooking can help young kids learn and practice some basic math concepts and build language skills.

Yummy Yoga
Joy Bauer Whips Up Healthy Snacks for Kids
Mothering Mandalas: An Artistic Way to Engage Children in Healthy EatingMindful Moment Activity:
Slow Down Sensory Snack

Family Fun: Craft and Activity Ideas

Play promotes healthy development and critical thinking skills. It reinforces memory, helps children understand cause and effect.

10 Awesome Mindfulness Crafts for Kids of All Ages5 Mindfulness Exercises for Kids Video Mindfulness Activities for Kids
22 Mandala Activities
Art & Play Ideas
Mindfulness Activity Ideas to do with KidsColour Your Breath Video
Mindful Art for Kids

Family Yoga: Easy Yoga for Kids

Yoga can enhance your child’s strength, coordination and flexibility, while encouraging body awareness and self-esteem. It can reduce your child’s anxiety and stress and promote a sense of calmness.

At Home Yoga for Kids
with PAW Patrol, Bubble Guppies & Team Umizoomi
Yoga for Kids with Animals
Smile and Learn
Yoga For Kids with Alissa Kepas

Songs and Music

Early music exposure helps children learn by promoting language, creativity, coordination, social interaction, self-esteem

Calm Body Calm Mind Song
Netflix Jr. Jams
Morning Relaxing Music
Positive Background Music
for Kids: Long track
Mindfulness Song for Kids
Slow Things Down

Vocabulary

Vocabulary helps children to think and learn about the world. Expanding a child’s knowledge of words provides unlimited access to new information.

Positive Words for KidsList of Feeling Words for KidsInside Out movie:
Guessing the Feelings

FUN Facts

Young children learn best when information is presented in a playful, engaging manner. Here is some information about Mindfulness.

TED Talks
All it Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes Andy Puddicombe
LiveWell Kids Nutrition
Lesson 1: Mindful Eating
Mindfulness for Kids : What does being present mean?
What Is Mindfulness?
The Mindfulness Toolkit
What is Mindfulness? Explained by ScienceGuyMindfulness at Mealtime: Tips for Bringing Presence & Kindness into Daily Family Life


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Welcome to TLE’s last Storytime for the school year, featuring the story Aaron Slater, Illustrator by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts

Sunday, June 19th 10:30 -11 AM:

Featured Story: Aaron Slater, Illustrator

Aaron Slater loves listening to stories and dreams of one day writing them himself. But when it comes to reading, the letters just look like squiggles to him, and it soon becomes clear he struggles more than his peers. When his teacher asks each child in the class to write a story, Aaron can’t get a single word down. He is sure his dream of being a storyteller is out of reach . . . until inspiration strikes, and Aaron finds a way to spin a tale in a way that is uniquely his.

~ by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts


Easy Paper Craft

Coloring is an excellent way to practice mindfulness and focus for all ages, but especially for younger kids. It takes something they already do and introduces ways to be more aware of their emotions.

Materials needed

  • Paper
  • Crayons, coloured pencils, paint or markers

Craft Idea:

  • Since Aaron Slater drew his own story, let’s do the same. Using crayons, colored pencils, or paint, create your own “true story” about anything you want. Like Aaron, use visuals versus words to tell the story. When you’re finished, share it with a friend or family member.

More Stories

Reading and storytelling with babies and children promotes brain development and imagination, develops language and emotions, and strengthens relationships.

Sophie’s MasterpieceCatch a Ride on RaindropsAnywhere Artist

Recipes & Healthy Eating

Cooking can help young kids learn and practice some basic math concepts and build language skills.

Play with Your Food: Fun Recipes for Kids

Family Fun: Craft and Activity Ideas

Play promotes healthy development and critical thinking skills. It reinforces memory, helps children understand cause and effect.

Paint Splat Art Activity
for Kids
Thrill Your Kids with Colorful Squirt Gun PaintingEducational Activities for
Aaron Slater, Illustrator

Songs and Music

Early music exposure helps children learn by promoting language, creativity, coordination, social interaction, self-esteem

7 Songs to Sing With Your Kids to Encourage CreativityImagination
The Singing Lizard
Reading Song | CoComelon Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs

Vocabulary

Vocabulary helps children to think and learn about the world. Expanding a child’s knowledge of words provides unlimited access to new information.

Kindergarten Art Vocabulary17 Ways for Kids
to Learn New Vocabulary
1st Grade Art Vocabulary 

Information & FUN Facts

Young children learn best when information is presented in a playful, engaging manner. Here is some information about reading.

How to Teach Kids to Read
10 Simple Steps

to Try at Home
How Reading Helps Kids GrowHow to Raise-a-Reader

Understanding Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning disability in reading. People with dyslexia have trouble reading at a good pace and without mistakes. They may also have a hard time with reading comprehension, spelling, and writing. People with dyslexia don’t outgrow it. But there are teaching approaches and strategies that can help improve reading skills and manage challenges.

How to Explain Dyslexia
to your Child
Our Newest Dyslexic Hero: Aaron Slater, Illustrator10 Best Apps for Kids with Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities
Signs of Dyslexia
at Different Ages
Common Signs of Dyslexia International Dyslexia AssociationSee Dyslexia Differently


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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime featuring the story The Smart Cookie from the team of Jory John and Pete Oswald

Join us on Zoom Sunday, June 12th 10:30 -11 AM for a FREE read aloud Gummy Bear storytime:

Featured Story: The Smart Cookie

This cookie has never felt like a smart cookie no matter how hard she tries, especially in comparison to all the clever cupcakes and brilliant rolls in the bakery. Will a dash of creativity and a sprinkle of confidence be enough to help her learn that perfect scores and having all the answers aren’t the only ingredients for intelligence?

~ from the team of Jory John and Pete Oswald


Easy Paper Crafts

Here is an easy paper craft activity to do after reading the book The Smart Cookie.

Materials needed

  • Paper
  • Crayons, coloured pencils or markers

Ideas:

Bring your favourite cookie to life! Draw a picture of your favourite cookie doing something you enjoy doing. It could be doing a sport, playing an instrument, playing with friends…anything you like to do!


Easy Paper Fortune Cookies Tutorial


More Stories

Reading and storytelling with babies and children promotes brain development and imagination, develops language and emotions, and strengthens relationships.

If You Give a Mouse a CookieMmm, 🍪 Cookies! The Duckling Gets A Cookie

Recipes

Cooking can help young kids learn and practice some basic math concepts and build language skills.

Sprinkle Cookies10 of Our Favorite Cookies for Baking with KidsChocolate Chip Cookies with Cookie Monster! 

Family Fun: Craft and Activity Ideas

Play promotes healthy development and critical thinking skills. It reinforces memory, helps children understand cause and effect.

Art Activities to Build
Self-esteem in Kids
How to Make Pretend CookiesScrapbooking Paper Cookies
Felt Cookies Baking Set

Songs and Music

Early music exposure helps children learn by promoting language, creativity, coordination, social interaction, self-esteem

I’m Me – Just Be YouSesame Street: The First Time Me Eat CookieImagination
The Singing Lizard


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#Family Literacy Day takes place every January 27th to raise awareness about the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. Since 1999, thousands of schools, libraries, literacy organizations and other community groups have taken part in the initiative.

Enjoy the stories, resources and activity ideas from popular posts from our website!

FAMILY LITERACY ACTIVITIES & RESOURCES

TLE’S FAMILY LITERACY SERIESLEARNING IN THE OUTDOORSWINTER STORIES
STORIES TO GROW BYFAMILY ACTIVITIESSTORYLINE ONLINE
HSBC FAMILY LITERACY FIRSTFREE CHILDREN’S STORIESFREE BINGO CARDS

READING CLUB BOOKS AND ACTIVITIES

GUMMY BEAR READING CLUBTERRIFIC!BE YOU!
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IN MY HEART
IF ALL THE ANIMALSLOUISE LOVES ART

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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime featuring the story If All the Animals Came Inside by Eric Pinder, illustrated by Marc Brown!

Featured Story: If All the Animals Came Inside

What would happen if you invited animals into your house?

~ by Eric Pinder


Craft Activity: Animal Finger Puppets

Have fun putting on a finger puppet show with this easy-to-do craft.

Materials needed:

  • Scissors and markers
  • White glue or glue gun + glue sticks
  • Assorted pipe cleaners
  • Assorted popsicle sticks
  • Assorted google eyes
  • Assorted large and small pompoms

Directions Pipe Cleaner Animal Finger Puppets:

  1. Twist and loop a pipe cleaner around a finger to make a spiral.
  2. Attach another pipe cleaner to the top of the spiral body to add ears or hair. Add plastic beads, if desired.
  3. Glue a pompom and google eyes to the pipe cleaner where the ears/hair and spiral body are joined.
  4. NOTE: White glue will need a long time to dry. Adults can use a glue gun for pompoms to stick immediately.

Directions Popsicle Stick Puppets:

  1. Use pompoms, google eyes and pipe cleaners to make cute popsicle stick puppets.
  2. Use markers to colour and decorate sticks or to add things like a smile.
  3. NOTE: Adults can use a glue gun for pompoms and google eyes to stick immediately. White glue will need time to set.


Easy Paper Craft

Here is an easy paper craft alternative to the Animal Finger Puppets craft.

Materials needed:

  • Paper
  • Crayons, coloured pencils or markers

Ideas:

  • Draw a picture of what your house would look like if all the animals came inside!
  • Pick an animal picture, download, print and colour.

More Stories

Reading and storytelling with babies and children promotes brain development and imagination, develops language and emotions, and strengthens relationships.

Never Play Music Right Next
to the Zoo
Kindness to Animals PoemLibrary Lion

Recipes

Cooking can help young kids learn and practice some basic math concepts and build language skills.

Kids’ Kitchen – Animal face
toasts – BBC Good Food
Owl Veggie TrayMini Panda Cupcakes
Penguin Crackers 7 Too-Cute Frozen
Banana Animal Pops
19 Easy And Adorable Animal Snacks To Make With Kids

Family Fun: Craft and Activity Ideas

Play promotes healthy development and critical thinking skills. It reinforces memory, helps children understand cause and effect.

Cupcake Liner Elephant CraftPaper Bag Monkey Craft for KidsHeart Skunk Craft
DIY Octopus Craft Ideas
& Activities for Kids
Adorable Giraffe Finger
Puppets Craft
Hippopotamus Zoo Animal Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for Kids
Easy DIY Scratch Art
Paper for Kids
How To Make Origami
Animal Finger Puppets

Songs and Music

Early music exposure helps children learn by promoting language, creativity, coordination, social interaction, self-esteem and memory.

Let’s Go To The Zoo | Animal Song for KidsAnimal Sounds Songs | + More Super Simple Songs for KidsAnimals in Action | Movement Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann

Information & Fun Facts

Young children learn best when information is presented in a playful, engaging manner. 

Sesame Street – HabitatHabitats and EcosystemsScience Kids: Animal Facts
4 Easy Animal Habitat
Sensory Trays
National Geographic Kids
Fascinating Facts about Giraffes!
Wonderful Whiskers! SciShow Kids
Animal Habitats | Animal Homes Echo Explorers GameElephants for Kids

Vocabulary:

Vocabulary helps children to think and learn about the world. Expanding a child’s knowledge of words provides unlimited access to new information.

Animals Vocabulary GameAmazing Animal Groups
Science for Kids
Kids vocabulary – Baby Animals


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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime featuring the story Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light.

Featured Story: Louise Loves Art

Louise loves art more than anything. It’s her imagination on the outside!

Follow Louise and her little brother Art, as well as her friend Andie, as they explore the world around them!

~ by Kelly Light

Craft Activity: Artist Painting

Materials needed:

  • Kid’s painting canvas (You can find this at the Dollar Store) OR a piece of art paper to create a painting
  • paint + paint brush (included in the package)
  • Optional: Extra brushes and paint
  • 2 small containers or cups for water to clean the brushes
  • paper towels or cloth to clean the brushes
  • paint shirt or smock

Directions:

  1. Make sure your child has a paint shirt or smock on.
  2. Prepare an area for your child to paint.
  3. Fill the small containers or cups with water.
  4. Unwrap the painting and paints.
  5. Carefully open the paints.
  6. Show your child how to use one colour at a time to paint.
  7. Clean brushes in between colours: Dip and swish the dirty brush in the first cup of water. Dip and swish in the second cup of water to have optimal clean brush. Clean brush with paper towel or cloth. Now you are ready for the next colour!
  8. Have fun painting! An artist is born!

Paper Craft Activity

Here is an easy paper craft alternative to the Artist Painting.

Materials needed:

  • Paper
  • Crayons, coloured pencils or markers

Directions:

  • Draw a picture of something that makes you happy!
  • Art Colouring Pages: Select an artist’s painting, download, print and colour.

More Stories

Reading and storytelling with babies and children promotes brain development and imagination, develops language and emotions, and strengthens relationships.

Henri’s Scissors – Read Aloud Story Book Inspired by Henri MatisseWhen Pigasso Met Mootisse
Stories Online
Bob Ross and Peapod the Squirrel
Art Books for Kids
Read Aloud

Recipes

Cooking can help young kids learn and practice some basic math concepts and build language skills.

Rainbow SpaghettiPaint Brush Rice Krispie TreatsRainbow Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Rainbow Fruit Art For Kids
Simple Fish Food Art
15 Easy Edible Playdough Recipes Easy & Fun to Make!Edible Marshmallow Paint

Family Fun: Craft and Activity Ideas

Play promotes healthy development and critical thinking skills. It reinforces memory, helps children understand cause and effect.

How to Make Raised Salt PaintingsMatisse Paper Cut Outs
Tutorial For Kids
Interactive Painting Game
Plate and Cup | Marvie’s Pick (Sesame Studios)Rainbow Walking Water Science Experiment for KidsHow to Draw | Art Lessons From Art For Kids Hub
Paper Towel Art – Is It Magic
Or Science?!
Fruit and Vegetable PrintsDrip Art Game

Songs and Music

Early music exposure helps children learn by promoting language, creativity, coordination, social interaction, self-esteem and memory.

Louis Loves Art SongThe Artist Song! | Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs with Sweet TweetsWe Call It Art Song! | Miss Brushes Art Academy | Sesame Studios
Primary Colors Song
(Sesame Studios)
The Lines Song | Art Songs
Scratch Garden
The Texture Song | Art Songs
Scratch Garden

Information & Fun Facts

Young children learn best when information is presented in a playful, engaging manner. 

Top Eight Tips for Teaching Art to Children – Deep SpaceHow to Make New Colors | Miss Brushes Art Academy
Sesame Studios
10 Simple And Fantastic Tips For Teaching Your Kids Art
The Metropolitan Museum
of Art #MetKids
Made for, with and by Kids
12 Ways to Integrate
Science and Art
Virtual Museum Tours

Vocabulary

Vocabulary helps children to think and learn about the world. Expanding a child’s knowledge of words provides unlimited access to new information.

Color Words Rap
Spelling Color Words
Sight Words – Colors Words
Jack Hartmann
Kids vocabulary
Names of Shapes

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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime featuring the story Be You! by Peter H. Reynolds.

Featured Story: Be You!

Discover a reminder of the ways that every child is unique and special.

~ by Peter H. Reynolds


Craft Activity: “Be Me” Self-Portrait

Materials needed:

  • Assorted play dough or clay colours
  • Tools to shape play dough or clay (e.g. popsicle stick)
  • Foam sheet (for frame)
  • Markers (to draw on foam sheet)

Optional:

  • Small roller to flatten play dough or clay
  • Buttons, gems, yarn, google eyes to decorate the portrait

Directions: Use play dough or clay to create a “Be Me” Self-Portrait.

  1. Use the foam sheet to make your Be Me Self-Portrait.
  2. Flatten and shape some dough to make a face base.
  3. Use different colours of dough and assorted tools to create parts of the face (eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hair, etc.). Add the pieces to the face base.
  4. Have fun and be creative.
  5. A new artist is born!


Easy Paper Craft

Here is an easy paper craft alternative to the Be Me Self-Portrait.

Materials needed:

  • Paper
  • Crayons, coloured pencils or markers

Ideas:

  • Draw a portrait of yourself and colour it in. Draw a frame around your portrait.
  • Draw a picture of yourself as a superhero. Do you have a special costume? Download, print and colour.

More Stories

Reading and storytelling with babies and children promotes brain development and imagination, develops language and emotions, and strengthens relationships.

The Reflection in MeRemember To Dream, EbereA Bad Case of Stripes
Marvelous MeI Like MyselfMore of Me to Love

Recipes

Cooking can help young kids learn and practice some basic math concepts and build language skills.

All About Me SnackEdible Frosting Play Dough With Only 2 Ingredients!Make a Healthy “Feelings Faces” Snack

Family Fun: Craft and Activity Ideas

Play promotes healthy development and critical thinking skills. It reinforces memory, helps children understand cause and effect.

Easy Homemade Name PuzzleAll About Me Activities & Fun
Ideas for Kids
How To Draw A Boy And A Girl
All About Me BookIdeas to talk about:
Kids Talk About Self
Paper Plate & Button Self Portrait Preschool Craft
Create a Me Tree
A Self-Reflection Activity
Paint Me!Use your Name to Write an Acrostic Poem about Yourself

Songs and Music

Early music exposure helps children learn by promoting language, creativity, coordination, social interaction, self-esteem and memory.

All About Respect! If You’re HappySesame Street: Will.i.am Sings “What I Am”
What’s Your Name? Kids AcademyWhen I Grow UpThe Feelings Song

Information & Fun Facts

Young children learn best when information is presented in a playful, engaging manner. 

Molly Wright: How every child can thrive by five | TEDTeaching Character Traits to KidsToddlers: behaviour
Wellbeing For Children: Confidence And Self-EsteemBuild Your Tree – Learn About your Character Traits9 Printable Feelings Chart
Examples for Kids

Vocabulary

Vocabulary helps children to think and learn about the world. Expanding a child’s knowledge of words provides unlimited access to new information.

Me! Song Vocabulary | featuring Noodle & PalsCharacter TraitsBody Parts Song for Kids
This is ME!

Personality Quiz

Take National Geographic’s Kid Personality Quizzes to see what type of personality you have!

Mythical Creature
Find out which mythical
creature you’re most like.
Rainforest Animal
Design a house and find out which rainforest animal you are!
Natural Wonder
Which natural wonder
should you visit?
History Hero
Which history hero best matches your personality?
Ice Cream
What ice cream flavor
matches your personality? 
Shark
Are you gentle like a whale shark or funky like a hammerhead?
Dinosaur
Are you a cunning carnivore or a
happy-go-lucky herbivore?
Ocean Animal
Which ocean animal matches your personality?
Animal Trickster
Which animal trickster are you?
Wild Cat
Which type of wild cat
are you most like?
Gemstone
Which gemstone best represents your one-of-a-kind personality.
Threatened Animal
Which threatened animal are you most like? 
Snack
Find out which animal matches
your personality based on
your daily munchies!
Bird
Find out which bird matches
your style based on what
outfit you’d create!
Wildlife
Learn which urban wildlife matches your personality based on your ideal day in the city!
Explorer
Which type of explorer
are you most like?
Planets
Find out where in the universe you should call home.
Baby Animal
Find out which cute baby animal you would be!
Musical Instrument
Which musical instrument are you most similar to?
Superpower
Find out which superpower
fits you best.
City
Have you ever wondered which city suits you best?
Pet
Find out what kind of pet you would be if you suddenly sprouted four legs, scales, or even pincers! 
Greek God/Goddess
Find out which ancient Greek god or goddess you’re most like!
Time Period
Find out which time period you would’ve ruled in.


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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime featuring the story In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek, illustrated by Christine Roussey!

Featured Story:

In My Heart

A Book of Feelings

Celebrate feelings in all their shapes and sizes in this New York Times bestselling picture book from the Growing Hearts series!

Happiness, sadness, bravery, anger, shyness . . . our hearts can feel so many feelings! Some make us feel as light as a balloon, others as heavy as an elephant. In My Heart explores a full range of emotions, describing how they feel physically, inside, with language that is lyrical but also direct to empower readers to practice articulating and identifying their own emotions.

With whimsical illustrations and an irresistible die-cut heart that extends through each spread, this gorgeously packaged and unique feelings book is sure to become a storytime favorite.

~ by Jo Witek

Craft Activity: Feeling Hearts

Materials needed:

  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • White glue or glue stick
  • Assorted hearts
  • Assorted stickers
  • Glitter glue, glitter dots, etc.
  • Optional: Decorative pieces such as buttons, sequins, gems, etc.

Directions:

  1. Use the craft materials to decorate your feeling hearts.
  2. Write messages, draw pictures, add decorative stickers and glitter to your hearts.
  3. Give your hearts to friends and family or make a feeling heart jar that you fill with the hearts!

Easy Paper Craft

Here is an easy paper craft alternative to the Feeling Hearts craft.

Materials needed:

  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Crayons, coloured pencils or markers

Ideas:

  • Draw and cut out hearts. Write messages and draw pictures on the heart shapes. Give the hearts to friends and family.
  • Hearts colouring page: download, print and colour.

More Stories

Reading and storytelling with babies and children promotes brain development and imagination, develops language and emotions, and strengthens relationships.

The Boy with Big, Big Feelings Storytime with DaddyThe Way I FeelA Little Scribble SPOT: A Story About Colorful Emotions
Somebody Loves You, Mr. HatchThe Kissing HandI Love My Mom

Recipes

Cooking can help young kids learn and practice some basic math concepts and build language skills.

Homemade Strawberry
Pop Tarts Hearts
 
Gluten Free Sugar Cookie HeartsHow Pizza Can Be Used To Get Kids Talking About Their Feelings

Family Fun: Craft and Activity Ideas

Play promotes healthy development and critical thinking skills. It reinforces memory, helps children understand cause and effect.

Feelings Jenga GameHomemade Emoji SquishiesActivities for Toddlers:
Exploring Emotions
PBS Feelings GameRoll and Color Valentine’s Day Counting GameValentine’s Day Mobile With Tissue Paper Dyed Hearts
How To Make A Fancy
Origami Heart

Songs and Music

Early music exposure helps children learn by promoting language, creativity, coordination, social interaction, self-esteem and memory.

Kids Feelings and Emotions SONG Animation with A Little SPOTThe Feelings SongSesame Street: Emotions Dance | Abby’s Dance Party #2
Sesame Street: Emotions
through Dance with
Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
Feelings – The Kids’ Picture ShowThe Heart Song | Valentine’s Day Song for Kids | The Kiboomers

Information & Fun Facts

Young children learn best when information is presented in a playful, engaging manner. 

How to Teach Kids About
Their Feelings
Ideas for Teaching Children
about Emotions
The Human Body: The Heart | Educational Videos For Kids
How Your Heart Works? – The Dr. Binocs Show | Best Learning Videos For Kids | Peekaboo Kidz

Vocabulary

Vocabulary helps children to think and learn about the world. Expanding a child’s knowledge of words provides unlimited access to new information.

Feelings and Emotions VocabularySYNONYMS FOR feelingsList of Feeling Words From AtoZ