Love Is
By Diane Adams
Illustrated by Claire Keane

Perfect for Valentine's Day—or any tender moment—this story of a girl and a duckling who share a touching year together will melt hearts old and young. In this tenderly funny book, girl and duckling grow in their understanding of what it is to care for each other, discovering that love is as much about letting go as it is about holding tight. Children and parents together will adore this fond exploration of growing up while learning about the joys of love offered and love returned.  Love Is is an Book of the Month.


Two Hands to Love You Activities

  • Read this book to your little brother or sister
  • Paint a picture of your family
  • Write a poem about your family
  • Go for nature walks with your family

I Want to Help! Activities

  • Draw a picture of your classroom
  • Write a list of how you can help your teacher
  • Do one activity every day that helps your teacher
  • Give your teacher a hug at the end of the day

I Can Do It Myself Activities

  • Write a story about what you can do by yourself.
  • Activity Draw a picture of something that you still like your mom or dad to do for you.
  • Plan to try one new thing this week that you haven’t done before.
  • Share with the class your bedtime routine.


Zoom Activities

  • Design a theme park. You can use a theme featuring a unit of study you are currently working on, or have the class vote on a theme for the amusement park. Brainstorm ideas of rides and attractions. For example, if you are doing a unit on insects, they may design a ride of metamorphosis from a caterpillar to a butterfly; or create an ant colony park.
  • Have the students create an attraction using household items, such as styrofoam cups, toothpicks, building blocks…
  • Design a poster. Ask students to create a poster advertising a new ride at an amusement park. Remind them to use big lettering and bright colors.
  • Write your own Zoom! book as a class. Each child can write and illustrate a rhyming page to describe a trip to a theme park. Put them together as a class book that they can read during center time or together as a group.

A Home for Salty Activities

  • Look up Salt Marsh Harvest Mice on the Internet. Draw a picture of their favorite nesting area, pickleweed.
  • Do a report on an animal from the book. Write about why the habitat is so important for their survival.
  • Take a field trip to a local wildlife refuge. Look for Salty there.
  • Hold a fundraiser in your class for your local wildlife refuge.
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