CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

February 9, 2013

Valentine’s Day—Children’s Stories & Poems


CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

VALENTINE’S DAY

CHILDREN’S STORIES & POEMS

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For children (of all ages) I surfed the Internet and found the following sites with stories, poems, and finger plays that provide St. Valentine’s Day entertainment, especially when waiting to see what sweetheart messages await the reader.

See also 11 Facts About Valentine’s Day.

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cartoon-heart-coloring-2-231x300JOKES
What did the boy snake say to the girl snake on Valentine’s Day?
Give me a hug and a hiss…
What do you have if everyone drove a pink car?
A pink car-nation.
Why do birds marry?
They’re tweet hearts.
Why did the banana go out with the prune?
Because it couldn’t get a date.
What two words have a thousand letters in them?
Post Office

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TONGUE TWISTERS
Vain Violet’s velvet valentine vanished.
Six lovesick swans swim.
Swim, swans, swim!
Well swum, swans!

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FROG WENT A’COURTIN’

Frog went a courtin’ and he did ride, uh-huh
Frog went a courtin’ and he did ride, uh-huh
Frog went a courtin’ and he did ride,
With a sword and a pistol by his side, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

He rode right up to Miss Mousie’s door, uh-huh
He rode right up to Miss Mousie’s door, uh-huh
He rode right up to Miss Mousie’s door,
Gave three loud raps and a very big roar, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

Said Miss Mouse, are you within, uh-huh
Said Miss Mouse, are you within, uh-huh
Said Miss Mouse, are you within,
Miss Mousie said, I sit and spin, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

Took Miss Mousie on his kne, uh-huh
Took Miss Mousie on his kne, uh-huh
Took Miss Mousie on his knee,
Said Miss Mousie, will you marry me, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

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STORIES
Valentine’s Day: The Worst Holiday Ever
Cindy Lynn Yahoo! Contributor Network

 “I hate Valentine’s; it’s the worst holiday ever. It’s even dumber than Groundhog!” I grumbled, stripping off my basketball jersey and slam-dunking it into the wicker laundry basket.
“Uggh, uumph,” my twin brother, Randall, mumbled from inside the shirt that was caught on his nose and ears. He pulled it free with a jerk and said, “Yeah, and Valentine’s Day is tomorrow.” Then he tossed his sweaty jersey toward the hamper. It sailed through the air, snagged the edge of the basket and slid in.
“Awesome,” we yelled, as we jumped and slapped each other in a high-five.
Randall sat glumly on the bed. “Blair, you know Mom is gonna tell us we have to give Valentine’s cards to everyone in class.”
“Yeah, I know. She’ll say it’s only polite. And that we should make the valentines ourselves, so they have meaning.” I scratched a skeeter bite on my arm, wondering if I could claim the bump was chicken pox and get out of the school Valentine’s party.
My brother sighed. “She’s probably already got out the construction paper, glue and … ”
“Those sissy-looking paper doilies.” I finished the sentence for him with a shudder. “When they open our Valentine’s cards, everyone will once again think we’re …”
“Dorks!” He finished the sentence for me. Twins are allowed to do that.
Just then Mom popped her head into our room. “Boys, I just bought a pack of construction paper and some of those cute doilies for you. Why don’t you come down and make your Valentine’s cards now?”
I rolled my eyes and Randall sighed but we didn’t want (continue reading )

14-heart-designST. VALENTINE AND THE BUTTERFLIES

Many many years ago, in old Rome there was a king named Claudius. Claudius was a very cruel king. He did not like to see people happy and was always starting wars with other countries.
In the same city, there lived a kind priest named Valentine. He loved all things and was often seen out in his gardens, tending the plants and enjoying the butterflies that fluttered about the pretty petals of the flowers. Father Valentine made sure to take very good care of his garden, for he knew that the butterflies needed the flowers in order to live.
Another thing that made Father Valentine very happy was to see young people in love. Love was the best thing that could happen to two people, and when couples came to him and asked him to marry them, it was a time for great festivities.
Now, Claudius did not like to see people get married, for that meant that when a war came, his soldiers did not want to  (continue reading)

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POEMS
VALENTINE POSTMAN
If I could be a postman
For just one single time,
I’d choose to carry valentines
so lovely and so fine.
I would not mind the heavy load,
Or mind my tired feet.
If I could scatter happiness
up and down the street.
A VALENTINE
Frost flowers on the window glass,
Hopping chickadees that pass,
Bare old elms that bend and sway,
Pussywillows soft and gray.
Silver clouds across the sky,
Lacy snowflakes flitting by,
Icicles like fringe in line,
That is outdoor’s valentine.

 A VALENTINE FOR MY BEST FRIEND
You are rotten, you are crummy,
nasty, smelly, and a dummy,
you are absolutely awful,
and your breath should be unlawful.
You are ugly, you are simple,
And your brain is like a pimple,
you should soak your head in brine. . .
WON’T YOU BE MY VALENTINE?

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VALENTINE CHOCOLATES
Ordinary candy,
Perhaps–but
Boxed in a ruby
Heart, it grows
Exotic, mysterious;
Not to mention
The red cellophane
Wrapper, which
Looked through,
Shows a marvelous
Scarlet world.
Valerie Worth

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

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11-flowers-horseA Prisoner’s Valentine
by Millicent Olmsted (Adapted)
Charles, Duke of Orleans, who was taken prisoner at the battle of Agincourt in 1415, and detained in England twenty-five years, was the author of the earliest known written valentines. He left about sixty of them. They were written during his confinement in the Tower of London, and are still to be seen among the royal papers in the British Museum.  One of his valentines reads as follows:
Wilt thou be mine?
Dear Love, reply.
Sweetly consent or else deny.
Whisper softly,
none shall know,
Wilt thou be mine, Love?
Aye or no?
“Spite of Fortune,
we may be Happy by one word from thee.
Life flies swiftly
– ere it go
Wilt thou be mine, Love?
– aye or no?”  More

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ADDITIONAL READING:

CHILDREN story category on CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

FEBRUARY DAYS TO CELEBRATE

Valentine’s Day 2012: Special Poetry

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