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VALENTINE: Five Big Valentines: Great valentine poem for circle time. This is a very simple valentine poem that has been adapted five ways and includes pictures for active participation, writing prompt and coloring page. I love using simple poems for beginner readers to feel proud of the 'reading' and for students with communication difficulties to learn simple sentences and vocabulary.
Five Big Valentines
Five big valentines from the corner drug store
I mailed one to a friend – then there were four
Four big valentines, lovely ones to see
I mailed one to my Mommy – then there were three
Three big valentines – red, shiny, and new
I mailed one to my Daddy – then there were two
Two big valentines, the best is yet to come
I mailed one to Grandma – Then there was one
One big valentine, the giving is almost done
I mailed it to Grandpa – and now there is none
Activities for this Poem
These are activities that I do with this song:
• Say the poem: There are different booklets, reader, rebus reader, rebus reader plus adapted pictures, full page poem, black and white reader and a lyric page.
• Active participation: Cut out visuals to make puppets to go with the story.
• Writing Prompt: This is a great poem for working on rhyming.
• Coloring Page: Although you can do this activity at school I like to have it as homework which then becomes a nice family connection to what we are doing at school.
Five Big Valentines
• The first part is the rhyme in large pages
• The second part is appropriate for those children that are readers or it can be read
to the child
• The third part is black and white book
• The fourth part has pictures and words in a rebus read.
• The fifth part has both the rebus read as well as a place for single pictures as an
• The sixth part is cut outs for active participation in the poem
• The seventh part is a writing prompt.
• The eighth part is a coloring page that the students can complete to take home and
share the rhyme.
I find that I have a variety of students that I work with and having the same story
in several different editions help to support all my students. I store them in a folder
then give each child the edition that is appropriate for them.
• I use this story for a variety of students from students
• Preschool, kindergarten, and first graders as part of a poem choice
• Fluency cases to practice smooth speech
• Beginner readers
• Students who need visual supports including students on the autism spectrum,
students with attention deficit, students with cognitive difficulties, and students
with speech or language difficulties.
This is a great poem for Valentine's Day and for simple counting down activity.