Creative writing prompts for Valentine’s Day

Creative writing prompts for Valentine's Day help kids think of ways to love a neighbor, design a menu, or have fun with conversation hearts!
Invite your kids to choose one of these creative writing prompts for Valentine’s Day. Before you know it, they’ll be thinking of ways to love a neighbor, design a descriptive dinner menu, or have fun with conversation hearts!

1. How Do I Love Thee?

How do you know someone loves you, even if they don’t say it? Make a list of 10 ways people can express their love without actually saying “I love you.”

2. I Heart This Menu

Create a menu for Valentine’s Day dinner. Give menu items interesting names, such as “Cupid’s Cheesy Cauliflower” or “Be Mine Baked Chicken.” Be sure to invent a name for your “restaurant,” too, and display it at the top of the menu!

3. Love Thy Neighbor

In the Bible, Mark 12:31 says, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Write a short story about a time someone showed love to a neighbor. Use at least five words from this list: selfish, mean, friends, family, meal, mailbox, porch, trash, hammer, attitude, pray, work, invite

4. Sweet Sentiments

Did you know that conversation heart candies have been around since 1866?  Pretend you work for a greeting-card company. Combine two or more of the conversation heart words and phrases listed below to create several expressions for Valentine cards. Here are two examples:

Cool cat, you are purrfect!
You get 3 wishes, Sunshine.

If needed, you may add a, an, the, or to. Otherwise use just the words on this list.

3 WISHES
A DREAM
BEAR HUG
BE MINE
BEST FRIEND
BOOKWORM
COOKIE
COOL CAT
DO GOOD
FOREVER
I LOVE YOU
LETS
LOVE
MY MOM
MY TREAT
PURRFECT
SO HAPPY
SUNSHINE
TAKE A WALK
THE BEST
THE ONE
WRITE ME
YOU’RE MINE
YOU ARE
YOU GET
YOU ROCK

Looking for more writing prompts? Check out our extensive collection on Writing Prompt Wednesdays!

Creative writing prompts for Valentine's Day help kids think of ways to love a neighbor, design a menu, or have fun with conversation hearts!

Photos: Au Kirk (kiss), barbtrek (hearts), AlicePopkorn (rose), Carmella Fernando (hug), courtesy of Creative Commons

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