Love is . . .

Love Is a Handful of HoneyThis 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!!)
  • rainbows
  • prayers
  • baking cookies with my mom
  • lullabies
  • being cozy
  • caring
  • sharing
  • bedtime stories (Music to a librarian’s ears!)
  • going on adventures with friends
  • hugs
  • saying “Thanks!”
  • giving kisses
  • snuggling
  • sleeping in my mom’s bed on special days
  • flowers
  • changing diapers (Someone must have a baby brother or sister in the house 🙂
  • bath time
  • being listened to
  • listening
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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