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Valentine's Day Poems for Kids

Valentine's day is a great way for kids and children of all ages to get involved in something fun. The day isn't just about romance, it is about friendship and being there for someone else.

Here are some great poems for kids to enjoy on this happy day.

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!

by Eugene Field

Roses are Red

Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
Carnations are Sweet
And so are you.

And so are they
That send you this
And when we meet
We'll have a kiss.

Author Unknown

To-morrow is St. Valentine's Day

To-morrow is Saint Valentine's Day
All in the morning betime,
And I a maid at your windo
To be your Valentine.

by William Shakespeare from Hamlet, Act IV, Scene 5

Going Steady

Valentine, O, Valentine,
I'll be your love and you'll be mine.
We'll care for each other, rain or fine,
and in 90 years we'll be 99.

by Ian Serraillier

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.

Author Unknown

An Angry Valentine

If you won't be my Valentine
I'll scream, I'll yell, I'll bite.
I'll cry aloud, I'll start to whine
If you won't be my Valentine.
I'll frown and fret, I'll mope and pine, and
It will serve you right ---
If you won't be my Valentine
I'll scream, I'll Yell, I'll Bite!

by Myra Cohn Livingston

Plenty of Love

Plenty of love,
Tons of kisses,
Hope some day,
To be your Mrs.

Author Unknown

Veggie Valentine

You may not "carrot" all for me
The way I care for you.
You may "turnip" your nose
When I plead with you
But if your "heart" should "beet" with mine
Forever "lettuce" hope
There is no reason in the world 
Why we two "Cantaloupe."

Author Unknown

The Kangaroo's Courtship

"Oh will you be my wallaby?"
Asked Mr. Kangaroo.
"For we could find so very many
Jumping things to do.
I have a pocket two feet wide
And deep inside, 
My dear, you'd ride---
Oh, come and be my bouncing bride,
My Valentine, my side-by-side
I am in love with you."

by Jane Yolen

He Sent His Love a Valentine

He sent his love a Valentine;
His love did not reply.
We never dare to care to sign
These things, I wonder why.

by David McCord


If all the whole world's taxicabs
Came running to my call,
I'd park right by your door and honk
In the handsomest cab of all.

We'd drive to Spain, Maine or Spokane!
Could anything be sweeter
Than ticking off a million miles
Upon a metal meter?

by X. J. Kennedy