12 Fun Valentines Songs for Kids

Get ready for a special day with these fun Valentines songs for kids, including fingerplays, a youtube playlist, and printables.

Holidays provide a whole other outlet for teaching kids various concepts. For example, learning about Valentine’s Day can help teach kids about colors and counting when they sort and count candy hearts. Valentine’s Day songs and poems can help reinforce rhyming and other language skills.

You can also use this special day as an opportunity to teach about the heart. Not only the physical aspects of what your heart does for your body but also about ways to show others love and compassion. Young children especially love to sing songs, and music can significantly enhance children’s ability to learn and retain information.

Use these Valentine’s Day songs and fingerplays to introduce this special holiday to your kids. Plus, you can continue to review other essential skills, using the songs to incorporate a Valentine’s theme into the mix.

I Have A Little Heart

This song is great to get your kids moving while they sing. Working songs into your day that encourage full-body movements and other gestures can help children develop their gross motor skills.

 

I have a little heart, and it goes thump, thump, thump.

It keeps on beating when I jump, jump, jump!

I get a special feeling when I look at you.

And it makes me want to give you a hug or two.

 

I have a little heart, and it goes thump, thump, thump.

It keeps on beating when I clap, clap, clap!

I get a special feeling when I look at you.

And it makes me want to give you a hug or two.

 

I have a little heart, and it goes thump, thump, thump.

It keeps on beating when I run, run, run!

I get a special feeling when I look at you.

And it makes me want to give you a hug or two.

 (Repeat using “La-la-la sounds.”)

 I have a little heart, and it goes thump, thump, thump.

It keeps on beating when I jump, jump, jump!

I get a special feeling when I look at you.

And it makes me want to give you a hug or two.

 

You can also add extra verses if you want to incorporate different actions.

Five Little Valentines

Poems and songs that count down are great to reinforce concepts like numbers, counting, and subtraction. You can say this one as a sing-song poem to the rhythm of Five Little Monkeys or sing it to the tune of Five Little Ducks.

 Five little Valentines, waiting in the store,

Sammy (or insert the name of one of your kids) went and bought one, and now there are four.

 Four little Valentines, pretty as can be,

Jenny went and bought one, and now there are three.

 Three little Valentines, all shiny and new,

David went and bought one, and now there are two.

 Two little Valentines, ready to have some fun,

Grace went and bought one, and now there’s only one.

 Now one little Valentine is sitting all alone.

I’m going to buy it and bring it back home.

After singing this song, ask your kids who they would give their Valentine to. You’ll see there are lots of sweet valentine hugs to go around. Fun Valentine’s Day songs are the best ways to share a special valentine.

Here’s another version of Five Little Valentines.

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Get 5 Little Valentine’s printable, HERE

The Love Bug

(Sung to the tune of London Bridge)

Sing this song with your little love bugs and create this cute love bug craft together.

Do you hear that buzzing sound? Buzzing sound? Buzzing sound?

Do you hear that buzzing sound?

It’s getting really close.

 There it is, it has two eyes, has two eyes, has two eyes,

There it is, it has two eyes,

And it’s shaped like a heart.

 Oh, my! It’s a cute love bug! A cute love bug! A cute love bug!

Oh, my, it’s a cute love bug!

Here to give you a HUG!

The kids have so much fun doing this during circle time, and giving a great big hug to their friends. You could even turn your circle time into a big heart. The kids would have a great time, and think it’s a fun game, trying to put themselves into the right place to form a heart.

Once I Had A Valentine

(Sung to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb)

 Use this song as a springboard to do some art with your kids and let them paint Valentine cards for their loved ones.

 Once I had a Valentine, Valentine, Valentine!

Oh, once I had a Valentine, pretty as can be.

 I painted it red and pink and white, pink and white, pink and white.

I painted it red and pink and white, with a big shiny heart.

 I can’t wait to give it to you, give it to you, give it to you.

 I can’t wait to give it to you on Valentine’s Day. 

If You Love Me And You Know It: Valentine Fingerplay

(Sung to the tune of If You’re Happy and You Know It)

This song adds in sounds, motions, and echoes to keep kids engaged and having fun.

 

If you love me and you know it, blow me a kiss!

If you love me and you know it, blow me a kiss!

If you love me and you know it, and you really want to show it,

If you love me and you know It, blow me a kiss!

 

Repeat the tune using the following phrases…

●      Give me a hug

●      Say “I love you”

Other phrases you could add are…

●      Give me a smile

●      Hold my hand 

I’m A Little Valentine

(Sung to the tune of I’m a Little Teapot)

This song uses repetition and helps teach shapes. Each time you sing a new verse, you’ll substitute a different shape for the heart. You can have students draw the shape in the air with their fingers as they sing.

You can also place different shapes around the floor and have students move to the correct shape as they sing about it.

 

I’m a little Valentine, shaped like a heart.

With ribbons and lace, I’m a beautiful sight.

I can say “I love you” on Valentine’s Day.

Just put me in an envelope and give me away.

 I’m a little Valentine, shaped like a square.

With ribbons and lace, I’m a beautiful sight.

I can say “I love you” on Valentine’s Day.

Just put me in an envelope and give me away.

 

Continue with more verses, simply changing out the shape to triangle, circle, diamond, etc.

Valentines, Valentines

(Sung to the tune of I’m a Little Teapot)

Use this cute song to reinforce different colors with your kids. For extra engagement, place different colored hearts around the room for the kids to point out or move to as they sing about that color.

 

Valentines, Valentines, what colors do you see?

Valentines, Valentines, take a look with me.

 Red hearts, yellow hearts, orange hearts, too.

Valentines, Valentines, here is one for you.

 Valentines, Valentines, what colors do you see?

Valentines, Valentines, take a look with me.

 Blue hearts, purple hearts, hearts that are green.

Valentines, Valentines, I hope there’s one for me.

 Valentines, Valentines, as pretty as can be. 

10 Little Valentines

Sung to the tune of Ten Little Indians, here is a new twist to a traditional song. It’s a great song to get little kids into the right Valentine’s day spirit. The song lyrics are simple, and make the perfect Valentine’s Day fingerplay.

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Get 10 Little Valentines printable, HERE

One little, two little,

three little Valentines.

Four little, five little,

six little Valentines.

Seven little, eight little,

nine little Valentines.

Ten little Valentines in my box! 

Skidamarink

This popular children’s song is a perfect match for Valentine’s Day. Their little hand and body motions let’s all their special people know just how much they love them.

 

Skidamarink a dink a dink,

Skidamarink a doo,

I love you!

Skidamarink a dink a dink,

Skidamarink a doo,

I love you!

 I love you in the morning and in the afternoon.

I love you in the evening and underneath the moon.

 Skidamarink a dink a dink,

Skidamarink a doo,

I love you!

Child care providers and preschool teachers often choose this song for a Valentine’s day program for the whole family to enjoy.

Valentine’s Hand

Do paint handprints with your kids, or have the kids trace their hands on paper and decorate them. Then little hearts and this poem, which you can also sing to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

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Get this Valentine handprint poem, HERE or on Teachers Pay Teachers

This is my hand, and it will do

A thousand loving things for you.

Then you can remember when I am tall,

That once, my hand was just this small.

Handprint poems are a great way to tell a family member Happy Valentines Day from their teeny tiny valentine. If you’re a preschool teacher, your little learners will love this activity.

Valentine’s Day

This song uses repetition and adds on a new phrase each time. It’s great for building memory skills and just dancing and having fun.

 

Valentine’s Day we celebrate! Everybody clap your hands. Valentine’s Day we celebrate!

Show someone you care!

 Wave to a friend,  Show someone you care!  Valentine’s Day we celebrate! 

Everybody clap your hands. Valentine’s Day we celebrate! 

Show someone you care!

 Shake a hand, Wave to a friend,

 Show someone you care!  Valentine’s Day we celebrate!

There Was A Little Heart

(Sung to the tune of The Itsy Bitsy Spider)

There was a little heart on Valentine’s Day.

She made people happy, and this is what she’d say.

“Be kind to others, and they’ll be kind to you.”

Then the little heart smiled and said, “I love you!”

Fun YouTube Playlist: Valentines Songs for Kids

If you’re looking for Valentine Songs to play for a special kids’ day, here is a fun youtube playlist you can enjoy.  Simply let it play as you do all the fun activities throughout the day.

 

I hope these delightful Valentine’s songs for kids help you and your children enjoy the holiday even more. If you’re looking for more Valentine’s Day resources, don’t miss my collection of Valentine poems to add to your learning fun.

Do your kids have a favorite Valentine’s Day song? Share in the comments!

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