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Valentine’s Day: Let’s Celebrate Friendship

It’s week 2 of reading month here at HIPPY Halton, and we are talking about friendship!

One of the best ways to keep reading and books exciting and fresh in your day-to-day routine is to find new books that feature upcoming holidays and celebrations. Valentine’s Day is coming up on February 14th, and we are thinking about friendship and how to be a good friend.

Book Tip: Check out your local library for an amazing selection of books on all different holidays and celebrations! Many libraries will have themed displays that will make it even more fun to plan a visit with your little ones.

Book Highlight:

Maybe Tomorrow by Charlotte Agell is a heartwarming story about how to be a friend during hard times.

This wonderfully sensitive book shows how kindness, empathy, and friendship can persevere. Anyone who has gone through hardship or anxiety, big changes, family issues, or a learning environment will be able to relate to it.

Extension Activity:

Let's make a friendship necklace to show how much we care!

  • You can use items from around the house like dry pasta, macaroni and string or brightly coloured beads to give to your friend!

  • Try this craft!

Celebrate our kindness and love for nature

  • Make these wonderful Bird Feeder Ornaments

  • This is a great winter project for kids to make and you only need a few ingredients.

  • A fantastic fine motor activity that keeps kids focused and paying attention by threading the colourful cereal through the pipe cleaners.

Sing along with Raffi – The More We Get Together

Valentine’s Day

Rose are red

Violets are blue

I am so lucky

To have a friend like you!

The Hug Machine

Count the hugs you give today!


Every year, we have a reading challenge to encourage our HIPPY families' love of learning, and this year, we are especially appreciative of the books donated by First Book Canada and TD Bank.

To keep you inspired, and encourage the wonder of reading, we'll be sharing our favourite books and literacy activities throughout the month.

Check out last week’s book pick and activities.


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