20 Great Valentine’s Day Writing Prompts

Valentine's Mystery Read Aloud

Here are some interesting writing prompts to try with your students this week:

  1. Write about a person that you love. What makes this person special?
  2. We often say that we “love” something. For example, “I love chocolate.” What is the difference between loving a person and loving a thing or activity?
  3. Do you think that animals feel love? Do you think a dog can feel love? A cat? What about a cow, a snake, or a slug? What makes you think so?
  4. Make a list of ways you could show your parents that you love them.
  5. Why do you think that love is often associated with the heart, as opposed to other organs in the body?
  6. Write about a time when you felt loved.
  7. Write a paragraph to convince people that a stapler is the most romantic Valentine’s gift you could ever give to someone.
  8. Pretend you have been put in charge of your class’s Valentine’s Day party. What would you plan to do? What would you plan to eat?
  9. What does it mean to “have a heart of gold?” Do think that you have a heart of gold? Why or why not?

Valentine's Mystery Read Aloud


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Valentine's Mystery Read Aloud

  1. Do you want to get married when you are an adult? Why or why not?
  2. Do you like celebrating Valentine’s Day? Why or why not?
  3. Finish this sentence 50 different ways: I love…
  4. Make a valentine for the fictional character of your choice.
  5. Write a definition of love.
  6. Pretend that Valentine’s Day has been outlawed. Write a paragraph to convince the people who make the laws to make it legal again.
  7. The answer is, “Valentine’s Day.” Write five different questions.
  8. Would you rather not get any valentines on Valentine’s Day or not get to eat any Valentine’s Day treats on Valentine’s Day?
  9. What does it mean to “put your heart” into something? What is something you have put your heart into?
  10. Make a list of as many things as you can think of that are either pink or red.
  11. How would the world be different if people could not feel love?


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