50 Sweet Valentine’s Day Poems For Kids (2022)

Valentine’s Day is not just a day of love and romance for adults. 

It’s also a day for little valentines to express their love for their family and friends, and in some cases, to celebrate in school with their classmates.

(Maybe they even have an extra special friend or crush that they’d like to share a cute poem with!)

Whether you’re looking for a valentine’s day poem to share with your class, a sweet love poem for any special person in your life, or just something cute to put on your homemade cards, you’ll find it here.

And, of course, Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your special valentine!

Make your homemade valentine even more special with a sweet personalized poem.

Sweet Poems for Valentine’s Day

Make your handmade card or art project extra special with a thoughtful valentine’s day poem. 

These sweet poems are perfect for kids because they are short and simple, and filled with loving sentiments.

1.Five Little Valentine’s

This classic valentine’s poem is fun for kids to memorize:

5 little valentines just for you

The first one says, “My love is true.”

The second one says, “You have my heart.”

The third one says, “Let us never part.”

The fourth one says, “Won’t you please be mine?”

The fifth one says, “‘Til the end of time.”

Author Unknown

2. “Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue”

Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

Sugar is sweet,

And so are you.

You can make up your own Roses Are Red poem, too!

3. “I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)” By E.E. Cummings

i carry your heart with me

(i carry it in my heart)

i am never without it

(anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)

4. “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?

Silly Poems

These short valentine’s day poems are perfectly silly for kids, and great for classroom use with younger children.

5. “Love” by Shel Silverstein

Ricky was “L” but he’s home with the flu

Lizzie, our “O”, had some homework to do.

Mitchell, “E”, prob’ly got lost on the way,

So I’m all of love that could make it today.

6. “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.

7. Five Little Valentine’s (another version)

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.

Author Unknown


These songs are set to the melody of well-known children’s songs, so they’ll be easy for kids to remember and catch on to.

8. 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!

Author Unknown

9. 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!

Author Unknown

Valentine’s Day is a special day to show your mom and dad how much you love them.

For Mom & Dad

A handmade card with a poem is great way to make your mom or dad feel extra special on Valentine’s Day. Here are a few kids’ valentine poems that are perfect to give to them. Don’t forget a piece of chocolate to make it extra sweet!

10. Happy Valentine’s Day to My Mom

Mom, I’ve got some friends

Of each and every kind,

But a better friend than my mother

I’ll never, ever find!

I’m so happy you’re my mom!

I love you.

By Joanna Fuchs

11. Best Valentine Mom

On Valentine’s day, I think of you, Mom;

I love you really a lot.

In my life that’s full of many good things,

You’re the very best thing I’ve got!

It’s Valentine’s Day, so I want to say,

I’m the luckiest kid anywhere;

You’re the sweetest, greatest, best mom around

And I want you to know I care!

By Joanna Fuchs

12. Happy Valentine’s Day to my Dad

Dad you are my favorite man,

And I sure want you to know,

I’ll always respect and love you, Dad

No matter how big I grow!

I’m lucky to have you as my dad!

I love you.

By Joanna Fuchs

A special poem for grandma or grandpa will make them feel so loved.

For Grandma & Grandpa

Celebrate this special day with grandparents by giving them a special poem just for them. Your homemade valentines will surely brighten their day.  

13. Happy Valentine’s Day to My Grandma

Dear Grandma, you’re so special

You do such nice things for me;

You love me just the way I am;

You make me happy as can be!

I’ve got the best grandma in the world!

I love you.

By Joanna Fuchs

14. Happy Valentine’s Day to My Grandpa

You are the greatest grandpa;

We have lots of fun.

If there were a grandpa contest,

You surely would have won!

Thanks for being such a good grandpa!

By Joanna Fuchs

For any family member 

This short poem can be used to address any family member on Valentine’s Day – just plug in their relationship to you!

15. Happy Valentine’s Day to My ___

I’m happy you’re my (aunt, uncle, cousin, etc.)

I hope that you can see,

I’m really glad to have you as

A part of my family!

I like you a lot and I’m glad we’re related!

By Joanna Fuchs

For Brother and Sister

Sometimes sibling relationships are hard, but these poems can help to make Valentine’s Day a happy day for you and your brother or sister.

16. Happy Valentine’s Day to my Brother:

A Brother Valentine Poem

If I had to have a brother (ha, ha)

I’m glad it could be you.

I’m thankful to you, (name)

For the brotherly things you do!

Thanks for being a good brother!

I love you.

By Joanna Fuchs

17. Happy Valentine’s Day to my Sister:

A Sister Valentine Poem

I’m glad to have a sister

Who is so nice and sweet.

As a good friend and a sister

My (name) can’t be beat!

Thanks for being such a good sister!

I love you.

By Joanna Fuchs

Brothers and sisters bring so much joy to our lives. Give them a special valentine, too!

For a Friend

All of the following are original poems by Joanna Fuchs, perfect for a valentine’s day card for your favorite friend.

18. I Like You

Valentine, I like you;

I’m glad that you’re my friend;

We have lots of fun together,

We are a perfect blend!

19. You’re Just Great

Hey there, my classmate,

I think you’re just great;

I’ve wanted to tell you,

So now I won’t wait.

20. Fun to Be With

Please be my special Valentine;

There’s no one quite like you.

You’re really fun to be with,

And a very good friend, too!

21. Sunshine Valentine

I’ll be very happy

If you’ll be my Valentine;

You’ll fill my heart with joy,

And my day with bright sunshine!

22. Valentine Card

I’m sending this

‘Cause I want to say,

You are special,

Happy Valentine’s Day!

23. Valentine from Me to You

I want to say

In a friendly way

From me to you,

We’re friends, we two.

24. You Shine

As good friends go,

You really shine.

Let’s be each other’s


25. Second to None

When we’re together,

We have such fun;


You’re second to none!

26. Valentine Buddy

It’s Valentine’s Day

And I’m thinking of you;

Be my buddy and pal,

And my Valentine, too!

27. School Valentine

Valentine I see you

A lot when we’re at school,

And every time I see you

I think you’re very cool.

I’d like to know you better,

And so this poem I send,

Hoping that you’ll soon be

My special Valentine friend.

28. Valentine Blend

I think we make a perfect blend;

Will you be my Valentine friend?

Mighty Fine Valentine

Together we would be mighty fine,

So won’t you be my Valentine?

For a crush

If you’re looking for a great poem for a crush, here are several options. All are by Joanna Fuchs.

29. Give Me A Clue

I’m thinking of you on Valentine’s Day;

You are nice, so I want to say:

Give me a clue; give me a sign;

Will you be my Valentine?

Find a sweet poem for your current crush.

30. Near You Valentine

I am happy each day I’m near you;

When you’re around me, I’m fine.

Now that I’ve said how I like you,

Will you be my Valentine?

31. You Are Special

Special people are very few;

Who is special? That would be you.

My Valentine’s Day would be so fine,

If you would be my Valentine.

32. When You’re Around

Valentine, when you’re around

My heart feels warm and happy.

I want to say ‘I like you,”

Without sounding way too sappy!

33. I Think You’re Nice

I think you’re nice; I think you’re great.

You stand out from the rest.

And if you’ll be my Valentine,

I’ll think that you’re the best!

Two Line Poems

Short on room in your Valentine’s Day card? These two-line rhymed by Joanna Fuchs are perfect for you!

34. Jumping Valentine

I’d jump for joy if you’d agree

To be Valentines, you and me.

35. Bright Valentine

Valentine I’d like to say

Seeing you brightens my day!

36. Stay You

Valentine, always stay

The way you are;

I like you that way!

37. Looking At You

Valentine you’ll always be

Someone I really like to see!

38. Glowing Valentine

Valentine, you seem to glow;

That’s why it’s you I want to know.

39. Cool Valentine

Valentine, you know it’s true;

The one I think is cool is you.

40. Valentine Plea

Valentine, give me a sign;

Let me know that you are mine.

41. Fine Valentine

I like you; I think you’re fine;

Will you be my Valentine?

42. Neat Valentine

Your personality is such a treat;

Being your Valentine would be really neat.

More Valentine’s Poems

43. 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!

-Joana Fuchs

44. Valentines, valentines, red and blue

One for father (hold up thumb)

One for mother (pointer finger)

One for grandma (middle finger)

One for sister (ring finger)

One for brother (little finger)

And here is one for you

(make heart shape with thumbs and pointer fingers)

45. 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 be friends until the very end!”

46. Here is a Valentine.

I made it just for you.

With paper and ribbons

And lots of Elmer’s glue!

I cut it with my scissors

And designed it with my paint.

If I tell you that I love you,

Do you promise not to faint?

47. You’re a special friend of mine,

Friend of mine, friend of mine.

You’re a special friend of mine.

Be my Valentine!

Sung to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb

48. Oh, Will, you be my Valentine,

My valentine, my valentine?

Oh, will you be my valentine,

And love me every day?

Oh, yes, I’ll be your valentine,

Your valentine,

Your valentine

Oh, yes, I’ll be your valentine,

And love you every day!

49. Bushel & a Peck by Frank Loesser

I love you a bushel and a peck

A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck

A hug around the neck and a barrel and a heap

A barrel and a heap and I’m talkin’ in my sleep

About you, about you

‘Cause I love you a bushel and a peck

You bet your purdy neck I do

50. 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?

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our readers, and especially your littlest loves!

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