Creative writing prompts for Valentine’s Day
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. 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.
I LOVE YOU
TAKE A WALK
2. 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.”
3. 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!
4. 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
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