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51 Adorable Valentine’s Day Poems for Kids in 2024

These Valentine’s Day poems for kids will keep your little ones entertained and help them express their love and appreciation for friends and family. Whether it’s a classmate or a grandparent, these great poems are perfect for spreading love on this special day.

A group of elementary girls on the backs of their boy classmates. All are smiling,

51 Adorable Valentine’s Day Poems for Kids in 2024

You’ll find poems for elementary school children to high school students, from funny to heartfelt. No matter the age or style, these short Valentine’s Day poems are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face and warm their heart.

Roses Are Red

Roses are red, violets are blue

On Valentine’s Day, I’m thinking of you

You’re my best friend, my shining star

And I love you just the way you are.

Candy Hearts

Candy hearts, oh so sweet

On Valentine’s Day, they can’t be beat

With messages of love and cheer

They make the perfect treat this year.

Cupid’s Bow

Cupid’s bow, it hits its mark

Bringing love to each and every heart

I’m grateful for you on this day

And I hope our friendship never fades away.

Love Bug

A little love bug bit me today

And whispered in my ear to say

I’m so glad that you’re my friend

On Valentine’s Day and until the very end.

The Valentine Box

A little box, so bright and bold

Filled with love, like a treasure hold

Inside are notes for you to see

All the reasons why you mean so much to me.

The Very Best Thing

There’s chocolate hearts and pretty flowers

But the very best thing about Valentine’s Day for hours

Is spending time with you, my dear friend

And making memories that will never end.

Roses Are Red

By: Author unknown

Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

Sugar is sweet,

And so are you.

My Valentine

I love you more than words can say

On this special Valentine’s Day

You are my favorite little friend

And I hope our love will never end.

Valentine’s Day

Valentines of pink and red

Special words of kindness said.

Small surprises, funny jokes,

Paper hearts and pretty notes.

The best part of this Valentine’s Day,

Is that I get the chance to say,

Today and for the whole year, too,

I love having a friend like you!

Friendship Forever

Friendship is like a never-ending road,

No matter how far we go or how much we grow.

Our bond will always remain strong and true,

Cause I’ll always have a friend like you.

A group of elementary children cupping their hands over their mouths to shout something.

Valentine’s Poems for Elementary School Kids

You may invite your students to make homemade cards or write their own sweet poems this Valentine’s Day. To get them inspired, here are some cute and easy-to-remember poems that they can use as templates or simply enjoy reading during a class activity.

Red hearts, White Hearts

by Nellie Edge

Red hearts, White hearts,

Pink hearts, too.

I like Purple hearts.

How about you?

Green hearts, Yellow hearts,

Blue hearts, too.

I like rainbow hearts.

How about you?

I Love You More Than Applesauce

By: Jack Prelutsky

I love you more than applesauce,

Than peaches and a plum,

Than chocolate hearts,

And cherry tarts,

And berry bubblegum.

Love is like a Cabbage

My love is like a cabbage

Divided into two,

The leaves I give to others,

The heart I give to you.

Good Things Come In Pairs

You and me,

We make a perfect pair.

Like peanut butter and jelly,

Or teddy bears and hugs.

Good things come in pairs,

Just like you and me.

Little Birds In The Tree

They tweet and sing,

All day long.

Happy little birds,

Singing their song.

Valentine’s Day is here,

And so are we.

Happy little friends,

As happy as can be.

My One True Valentine

I’m so lucky to have a class like ours,

Where everyone’s friendly and kind.

But there’s one special friend that I adore,

My one true Valentine.

Rose of Love

Our friendship is like a rose,

Growing stronger every day.

Together we learn and play,

In our own special way.

So on this Valentine’s Day,

I want to say,

You are my best friend,

In every single way.

Short Valentine Poem

Candy hearts and hugs so sweet,

A day filled with love, so neat.

We’ll share cards and treats galore,

Happy Valentine’s Day, forevermore.

A Better Friend Everyday

I’m grateful for a friend like you,

Who makes each day so bright.

You always know just what to do,

To make things feel just right.

I’m lucky to have you by my side,

Through thick and thin, we’ll stay.

You’re my better friend everyday,

A father is tickling and showing affection to his daughter.

Silly Poems Kids Can Share on Valentine’s Day

These funny poems can be shared among classmates or used as inspiration for a silly Valentine’s Day card-making activity.

How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?

By Jane Yolen

“But then you blew kisses

“And waved from the door.

“I love you, I love you,

“My dinosaur.”

Five Little Valentine’s

Five little valentines were having a race

The first little valentine was frilly with lace.

The second little valentine had a funny face.

The third little valentine said, “I love you”.

The fourth little valentine said, “I do too”.

The fifth little valentine was sly as a fox.

He ran the fastest to the valentine box.

My Cat Loves Valentine’s Day

My cat loves Valentine’s Day,

It makes her purr and play.

She bats at the hearts,

And tears them apart,

But still we love her anyway.

There’s Bright Sunshine

Love gives you a twinkle in your eye,

Love brings a smile too.

Love makes you stop and take a breath,

To enjoy the world anew.

So let’s spread love like sunshine,

Let it brighten up our days.

For love is the most precious gift,

In so many wonderful ways!

A Valentine for My Teacher

Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

Sugar is sweet,

And so are you.

You teach us with patience,

And guide us with care,

We’re grateful for all

That you willingly share.

So on this Valentine’s Day,

We want to say thanks,

For being the best teacher,

In the whole school ranks!

A group of elementary children sitting at a school table.

Kids’ Valentine Poems With Two Lines

Sometimes a cute poem can be the shortest one! Here are some two-liners that your students can use to express their affection towards their classmates or family members.

Red Poem

Roses are red, violets are blue,

I’m so lucky to have a friend like you!

Luckiest Kid

Candy hearts and love notes,

Valentine’s Day is so much fun with you by my side!

Day of Love

I love you more than all the candy in the world,

Happy Valentine’s Day to my favorite boy/girl!

A Good Friend Like You

You make my heart skip a beat,

my dear valentine, you’re oh so sweet!

Happy Day

Valentine, oh valentine, will you be mine?

I promise to always be your sunshine!

Red-Rose Tree

Roses are red on the tree,

Valentine, will you be my honeybee?

Dear Heart

Valentine hugs and kisses too,

all because I’m so lucky to have a friend like you!

Little Cupid Flying By

Love is in the air today,

happy Valentine’s Day in every single way!

A Little Love Song

There’s a song in my heart, it’s just for you,

because you’re my Valentine, I love you!

Best Friends

You’re my very best friend,

Valentine, will you be mine until the end?

The Mouse’s Valentine

Roses are red, cheese is divine,

will you be my Valentine?

The Happy Day

Friends, love, and lots of fun,

Happy Valentine’s Day to a special one!

Sweet Valentine

Valentine, oh Valentine, you’re so sweet, it’s true,

I’m glad I have a friend like you!

The Little Valentine

Valentine’s Day is oh so sweet,

it’s even better when you’re here with me!

Cupid and the Heart

Cupid shot his arrow true,

now I am in love with you!

Children high-fiving each other outside their school.

Valentine’s Day Songs For Kids

Sharing a song with a special friend or family member can be another fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Here are some catchy and easy-to-learn songs that kids can sing and dance along to!

A Bushel and a Peck

By: Frank Loesser

“I love you, a bushel and a peck

A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck.”

Yes, I do

Sung to: Three Blind Mice

I love you, I love you

Yes, I do, yes, I do

I love you every night and day,

I love you when I work and play,

I love you in so many ways,

I love you!

The Garden of my Heart

By: Dottie Rambo

You made my heart a garden filled with flowers…kissed by the morning dew.

You warmed my heart so they could grow…now calm the storm Lord…let me feel your sunshine, please…walk through the garden of my heart.

Be My Valentine

Sung to Mary Had A Little Lamb

You’re a special

Friend of mine

Friend of mine

Friend of mine

You’re a special

Friend of mine

Be my valentine!

My Funny Valentine

By: Frank Sinatra

My funny valentine, sweet comic valentine

You make me smile with my heart

Your looks are laughable, un-photographable

Yet, you’re my favorite work of art.

Five Little Hearts

Five little hearts, all in a row.

The first one said, “I love you so!”

The second one said, “Will you be my Valentine?”

The third one said, “I will, if you’ll be mine!”

The fourth one said, “I’ll always be your friend!”

The fifth one said, “I’ll all be friends until the very end!

A group of high school students together. Some of the young ladies are on the young men's backs.

Valentine’s Day Poems for Middle and High School Kids

There comes a time when childish Valentines day cards are put away and the study of love in a more serious manner begins. For middle and high school students, Valentine’s Day can be an opportunity to explore different forms of poetry or even write their own heartfelt poems.

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? (Sonnet 18)

By: William Shakespeare, 1564 –1616

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

Thou art more lovely and more temperate.

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,

And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,

And often is his gold complexion dimmed;

And every fair from fair sometime declines,

By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimmed;

But thy eternal summer shall not fade,

Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,

Nor shall death brag thou wand’rest in his shade,

When in eternal lines to Time thou grow’st.

So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,

So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

Will You Be Mine?

By: Joanna Fuchs

Valentine, you make me silly;

You make my heart beat willy-nilly;

When I’m with you, the world is hazy;

Valentine, you drive me crazy! Valentine, when we’re apart,

My need for you goes off the chart.

Will you be mine? Can I be thine?

Say you’ll be my Valentine!

Ask Me Why I Love You

By: Walter Everette Hawkins

Ask me why I love you, dear,

And I will ask the rose

Why it loves the dews of Spring

At the Winter’s close;

Why the blossoms’ nectared sweets

Loved by questing bee,—

I will gladly answer you,

If they answer me.

Ask me why I love you, dear,

And I will ask the flower

Why it loves the Summer sun,

Or the Summer shower;

I will ask the lover’s heart

Why it loves the moon,

Or the star-besprinkled skies

In a night in June.

Ask me why I love you, dear,

I will ask the vine

Why its tendrils trustingly

Round the oak entwine;

Why you love the mignonette

Better than the rue,—

If you will but answer me,

I will answer you.

Ask me why I love you, dear,

Let the lark reply,

Why his heart is full of song

When the twilight’s nigh;

Why the lover heaves a sigh

When her heart is true;

If you will but answer me,

I will answer you.

In the Heart of a Rose

By George Marion McClellan

I will hide my soul and its mighty love

In the bosom of this rose,

And its dispensing breath will take

My love wherever it goes.

And perhaps she’ll pluck this very rose,

And, quick as blushes start,

Will breathe my hidden secret in

Her unsuspecting heart.

And there I will live in her embrace

And the realm of sweetness there,

Enamored with an ecstasy,

Of bliss beyond compare.

Why I Love Thee?

By: Sadakichi Hartmann

 Why I love thee?
     Ask why the seawind wanders,
Why the shore is aflush with the tide,
Why the moon through heaven meanders;
Like seafaring ships that ride
On a sullen, motionless deep;
      Why the seabirds are fluttering the strand
       Where the waves sing themselves to sleep
         And starshine lives in the curves of the sand!

Two Valentines (excerpt)

By: Eugene Field

II. To A Baby Boy

Who I am I shall not say,

But I send you this bouquet

With this query, baby mine:

“Will you be my valentine?”

See these roses blushing blue,

Very like your eyes of hue;

While these violets are the red

Of your cheeks. It can be said

Ne’er before was babe like you.

And I think it is quite true

No one e’er before to-day

Sent so wondrous a bouquet

As these posies aforesaid–

Roses blue and violets red!

Sweet, repay me sweets for sweets–

‘Tis your lover who entreats!

Smile upon me, baby mine–

Be my little valentine!

Aren’t these poems perfect for kids of all ages? They’re a great way for young children to express their innocent love for each other while older kids are able to understand and study the impact love has on others.

I hope you’re able to share these poems with your loved ones and spread the joy and warmth that comes with Valentine’s Day.

So go ahead, give someone you care about a hug and tell them how much they mean to you.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

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