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28 Heartwarming Valentine’s Day Poems for Kids of All Ages

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Love comes in many forms, but one thing is universal—we all need it more than ever. When the world gets weary, and it feels like we can’t go on, the best thing we can do is lead with love. Let’s let the people in our lives know how precious they are every day—and encourage our students to do the same. What better way to share this message than with heartwarming Valentine’s Day poems for kids of all ages? We hope you enjoy them!

Valentine’s Day Poems for Elementary School Kids

Love by Kaitlyn Guenther

“Love is a beautiful thing.”

Love is a Circle by Author Unknown

“Round and round…”

I’m a Little Valentine by Author Unknown

“With ribbons and lace…”

Valentine Chocolates by Valerie Worth

“Boxed in a ruby…”

HEART by Author Unknown

“To show you like your special friend…”

Red Hearts, White Hearts by Nellie Edge

“Pink hearts, too.”

Oh, Will, You be my Valentine by Author Unknown

“And love me every day?”

Today I Got a Valentine by Kenn Nesbitt

“…from everyone but Kay.”

Going Steady by Ian Serraillier

“Valentine, O, Valentine…”

Do You Carrot All for Me? by Author Unknown

“My heart beets for you…”

A Bushel and a Peck by Frank Loesser

“Hug around a neck and a barrel and a heap…”

Lunchbox Love Note by Kenn Nesbitt

“Inside my lunch to my surprise…”

A Valentine by Author Unknown

“Frost flowers on the window glass…”

Swinging Valentine by Joanna Fuchs

“I’d do anything to make you mine.”

Valentine’s Day Poems for Middle and High School Kids

How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Let me count the ways.”

Ask Me Why I Love You by Walter Everette Hawkins

“And I will ask the rose…”

A Great Need by Hafez

“We are all holding hands…”

[Again and again, even though we know love’s landscape] by Rainer Maria Rilke

“and the little churchyard with its lamenting names…”

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

“Thou art more lovely and more temperate.”

Eros the Contagion by Annie Kim

“Soft as a Claude painting, the yellow sky tonight—”

In the Heart of a Rose by George Marion McClellan

“I will hide my soul and its mighty love…”

Ditty by Kevin Young

“You, rare as Georgia snow.”

Why I Love Thee? by Sadakichi Hartmann

“Ask why the seawind wanders…”

Love Song for Love Songs by Rafael Campo

“A golden age of love songs and we still…”

What Was Told, That by Jalal al-Din Rumi

“What was said to the rose that made it open was said to me here in my chest.”

Heart to Heart by Rita Dove

“It’s neither red nor sweet.”

Vivien’s Song by Alfred Lord Tennyson

“In Love, if Love be Love, if Love be ours…”

This Much and More by Djuna Barnes

“If my lover were a comet…”

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28 Heartwarming Valentine's Day Poems for Kids of All Ages

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