This week in the library, in honor of Valentine’s day, I read Love is a Handful of Honey by Giles Andreae to the Kindergartners. It is a sweet and engaging book with charming illustrations.
After the read aloud, the class and I worked together to create a circle map defining what love means to us. The discussion was animated, lively, and incredibly touching. I thought I’d share with you a few of their responses.
LOVE IS . . .
- remembering loved ones after they die (This was the first answer I got… aren’t kids AMAZING!!)
- baking cookies with my mom
- being cozy
- bedtime stories (Music to a librarian’s ears!)
- going on adventures with friends
- saying “Thanks!”
- giving kisses
- sleeping in my mom’s bed on special days
- changing diapers (Someone must have a baby brother or sister in the house 🙂
- bath time
- being listened to
Finally, perhaps the answer we can all relate to the most was from a little boy who said “Well, love is….um…love is LOVE!”
It is an awfully hard feeling to put into words, but I think these 6 year olds did a pretty fantastic job!
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