The hearts and candies are everywhere in the stores, but at the Crew's home, we're all about the history. I want my children to know the real reason that we remember Valetine's Day. It's not for the chocolate (but who am I to say "no" to a little nibblet of sweetened cocoa?)!
We will be reading a few good books to help us remember the legendary-but-maybe-true-ish meaning of Valentine's Day.
The Story of Valentine by Wilma Pitchford Hays, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard is my favorite. It's just the right length to be easily read over a week and is engaging to kids of all ages.
Saint Valentine by Robert Sabuda is another good biography. I love the ancient mosaic style of the illustrations.
Though not specifically for Valentine's Day, I like to read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein this time of year. I usually get a little scratchy-voiced and teary eyed at the end.
That's all folks. Valentine's Day is fun, but not a real focus for study around here.
ETA: How could I forget Cranberry Valentine? Thanks to VBMKL for reminding me!