(Tune: "The Farmer in the Dell")

I have a heart-shaped box
I put my mommy in.
I take her out and go
Kiss, kiss, kiss, (Kiss in the air.)
And put her back again.

Daddy - hug, hug, hug. . . (Hug.)

Friends - how-do-you-do. . . (Shake hands.)

Dog - scratch, scratch, scratch. . .

Continue naming other family members and pets.

(Hold up 5 fingers to begin.)

Down around the corner at the bakery shop
Five little cupcakes with sprinkles on top.
Along came child's name with a penny one day.
He/she bought one cupcake and ate it right away!
4. . .3. . .2. . .1. . .


*Make cupcakes out of felt and place them on the flannel board. Pass out pennies to five children have them exchange their penny for a cupcake when their name is said.

(You will need a large paper grocery sack and envelopes for this game. Cut the top half off the grocery sack and write "Special Delivery" on it. Cut a paper strip 2" by 15" and staple it to the bag to make a handle.

Write each child's name on an envelope and place it in the mail bag. One child is "it" and skips around the room as you sing the song below. At the end of the song, "it" reaches in the bag and chooses an envelope. "It" delivers the envelope to that child and they exchange places. The game continues until each child has had a turn and received an envelope)

Special Delivery
(Tune: "I'm a Little Teapot")

What's in the sack marked "special delivery"?
I hope that there's a valentine just for me. Choose one from the sack and I just hope
My name is on the envelope!

Children will also be thrilled with surprise dough balls. Prepare the dough mixture omitting the Kool-Aid. Make small balls from the dough and stick your finger in the middle of each ball to make a hole. Sprinkle the Kool-Aid in the hole and seal. As children squeeze the dough - SURPRISE - a color will appear!


1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 package unsweetened strawberry Kool-Aid
2 T. vegetable oil
1 cup boiling water

Stir and knead all ingredients well. Store in a zip bag.

*Use other flavors of Kool-Aid to tie in with themes and seasons. For example, lime for St. Patrick's Day, orange for Halloween, etc.

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