41 Valentine’s Day Writing Prompts

As the princess stood upon the balcony of the castle crying, a handsome prince walked into the garden below her and heard her sobs.

He looked up and saw the beautiful princess. It was love at first sight.

Right then, he knew that he was going to ask the king for her hand in marriage on Valentine’s Day…..

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love, and it’s one of the best topics for writing prompts ranging from friendship to family to fairy tales. 

How to use the writing prompts:

If the story about the princess was a writing prompt, you would simply finish the rest of the story. Writing prompts get kids to pick up the pencil and start writing creatively. 

There are many ways to use writing prompts, from picking a random number to writing about one prompt every day. They are a great way to make writing fun and spark creativity.

The prompts:

  1. What is your favorite thing about Valentine’s Day?
  2. How can you show love to a classmate who is different from you?
  3. What does love mean to you?
  4. How can you show love to someone who you are mad at?
  5. Write a story about a Valentine’s Day teddy bear that came to life.
  6. How would the little mermaid marry her prince if she didn’t get her legs?
  7. Write a letter to your mom or dad telling them why you love them.
  8. What is your favorite Valentine’s Day treat?
  9. Imagine that the glass slipper fit the stepsister’s foot instead of Cinderellas. What happens?
  10. How can you show love to someone who has less than you?
  11. Write a story about a lonely boy or girl who has finally found a family to love.
  12. When you open a box of Valentine’s candy, there’s something else inside. What is it? 
  13. What kind of animal or pet do you love the most? Why?
  14. Imagine that your brother or sister was kidnapped by aliens and you had to show you love them to get them home. What would you do?
  15. Was there ever a time when you didn’t feel loved? What happened?
  16. Imagine that the princess kissed the wrong frog and got warts, but the frog prince still wanted to marry her. What happens?
  17. What do you love most about your best friend? 
  18. Why do you think love is important?
  19. What would make this Valentine’s Day super special for you?
  20. What is your favorite love song? Who would you sing it to?
  21. What if every piece of chocolate gave you a special power? What would you do with it?
  22. What was the best Valentine’s Day card that you ever got? 
  23. Do you think that cats and dogs feel love? Why or why not?
  24. Write a list of ten things that you love.
  25. Imagine that you are throwing a Valentine’s Day party for your class. What snacks and activities would you include at your party?
  26. Write about someone you loved who is no longer in your life. 
  27. Write a story about someone who has a paper heart. 
  28. What do you think people mean when they say someone has a heart of gold?
  29. If you had $100 to shop for Valentine’s Day, what would you buy?
  30. Tell your parents that you love them with only rhyming words.
  31. Rewrite the ending of your favorite fairy tale. 
  32. Imagine that you owned a chocolate factory that only made Valentine’s candy. What would you do?
  33. If your class went on a Valentine’s Day field trip, where would you like to go?
  34. Write about five ways that love can make the world a better place. 
  35. Write about what makes you feel loved. 
  36. Who are the three people that you love the most? Why?
  37. What do you think about when you see a heart?
  38. What are five sayings that you would write on a candy heart?
  39. Why do you think that Valentine’s Day is important?
  40. What are five ways that you can show people love?
  41. Imagine a world where there was no love. What would it be like?

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