37 Delightful Valentine’s Day Writing Prompts (w/Printable)

Here you will find a lovely collection of Valentine’s Day writing prompts students love.

Writer’s workshop just become a bit sweeter!

Not only do these Valentine’s Day writing prompts prevent writer’s block, they motivate students to explore their creativity, express their feelings, and improve their writing skills.

So celebrate Valentine’s in style using these prompts, appropriate for elementary, middle, and high school students.

Pencil in a few of these Valentine’s Day writing prompts into your lesson plans this week.

Valentine’s Day Writing Prompts

Fun Valentine’s Day Writing Prompts

Even reluctant writers enjoy responding to these Valentine’s Day writing prompts.

  • Take about 5 minutes to sketch your ideal image of cupid. Now write 2-3 paragraphs describing your drawing.
  • Write about your favorite Valentine’s Day memory.
  • One of your classroom jobs is being part of the special events committee. You all are in charge of planning the class’ Valentine’s Day party. Using the 5Ws + H (Who?, What?, When?, Where?, Why?, How?), describe what food, entertainment, games, etc. you plan to have at this fun event.
  • When I grow up, I would like to be married because…
  • Write a letter to a child from a country that doesn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day explaining the traditions of the holiday.
  • The best thing about Valentine’s Day is…
  • Write a letter to the governor of your state convincing him/her to make Valentine’s Day a federal holiday, meaning that you don’t have to go to school on that day.
  • Would you rather receive flowers or chocolate as a gift on Valentine’s Day? Explain.
  • In two to three paragraphs, write about the 3 best things about Valentine’s Day. Provide specific details.  
  • The local diner is having a special menu on Valentine’s Day. Describe what breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverage, and dessert items may be found on the menu. 
  • Describe the best Valentine’s Day party you’ve ever attended.
  • You plan to handout Valentine’s Day cards to your friends and family. Write a kind message that shows appreciation for their love and/or friendship. Be as imaginative and creative as you’d like. 
  • Write two Valentine’s Day writing prompts your teacher may like.

Creative Journal Prompts

  • Retell your favorite Disney movie with one change:  the prince is cupid.
  • Wild Card Prompt: Create any story you’d like about Valentine’s Day. Your piece can be a comedy, mystery, fantasy, tall tale, poem, comic, persuasive, informative, etc. Be as creative and imaginative as you’d like.
  • Come up with a social media hashtag for Valentine’s Day. What ideas, events, adventures, activities will your hashtag be known for?
  • In 2 to 3 paragraphs, persuade someone that a roll of paper towels is the most romantic Valentine’s Day to give.
  • Explain how love and friendship are connected. Be specific by providing examples.
  • Your best friend wants to ask someone to be his/her valentine. Write a paragraph or two explaining to your friend what he/she can do in order to ask the person to be his/her valentine.
  • Write a creative story using the following 5 words: arrow, cupid, love, friendship, rose.
  • Your doorbell rings.  You answer the door and standing there is a cupid with an arrow.  You yell into the house, “Mom, there’s a cupid at the door, and he has an arrow!”  Complete the rest of the story.
  • Explain the traditions of Valentine’ Day to the Easter bunny.
  • Pretend you have a cupid friend that will spend a day with you at school. Write a story about this adventurous day. Include any challenges you two will face in addition to how you’ll overcome them.
  • Write a story about a day in the life of cupid.
  • You are designing the cover of a popular magazine that has a Valentine’s day theme this month. Using lots of details, describe the cover you’ll create.
  • List all the words (2-letter, 3-letter, 4-letter, 5-letter, 6-letter, 7-letter, and 8-letter) that you can make using the letters from the word valentine. 

Love Writing Prompts

  • L.O.V.E – Create an acrostic poem using the word love. 
  • Think of the person that you love the most. Give at least 3 specific examples that show how much this individual loves you.
  • Describe several ways that people can show love to their pets. Be specific, and provide details.
  • Write about a memorable time when you felt loved.
  • Love is…
  • Complete this statement 50 different ways. I love…
  • What are 3 ways that people can show others that they love and care about them? Explain.  
  • Write a poem about Valentine’s Day.
  • In 2 to 3 paragraphs, write in detail about the characteristics and qualities a good friend should possess.
  • Draft a letter to your beloved pet, explaining why you love him/her so much.
  • Here’s some specific ways to show love to your friends and family…
  • If Cupid were a student, what two Valentine’s Day writing prompts would he create?
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Now you have a quality collection of Valentine’s Day writing prompts to use during writer’s workshop, as homework, for bell work, or even as early finisher activities.

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