200 Valentine’s Day Words for Writing and More (Free Printable)

Gearing up for some Valentine’s Day writing activities? You’ll want this list of evocative Valentine’s Day words to share with your students. Start by grabbing the free printable, then try some of our favorite Valentine’s Day activities for all ages.

How To Use Valentine’s Day Words in the Classroom

There are so many ways to use these creative words with your students. Some ideas you might try:

Build Vocabulary

Have students pick 10 words from the list that are new to them. Then use those words for your weekly vocab activities. Need some new vocab ideas? Check out this big list of vocabulary activities for every grade.

Compose Poems

Whether kids write Valentine’s Day poetry that’s funny and awkward or sweet and sincere, they’ll need lots of the words found on this list. Read these Valentine’s Day poems first for inspiration.

Make a Bulletin Board

Fill a bulletin board with Valentine’s Day icons like hearts, Cupids and flowers, each featuring their own word from the list. Explore these Valentine’s Day bulletin boards and doors for more ideas.

Write Stories

First, read some of the best Valentine’s Day read-alouds by your students’ favorite authors. Then, challenge kids to write their own, using as many words from the list as they can. Here are 50 Valentine’s Day books your students will love.

Respond to Writing Prompts

Give students prompts related to Valentine’s Day, and encourage them to incorporate the words found below in their writing. Here are 10 sweet writing prompts plus free Valentine’s Day writing paper.

Valentine’s Day Word List

Valentine’s Day words that start with A

  • admiration
  • admire
  • adoration
  • adore
  • affection
  • affectionate
  • affinity
  • allure
  • amorous
  • amour
  • angel
  • ardent
  • ardor
  • arrow
  • attraction

Valentine’s Day words that start with B

  • baby
  • balloons
  • be mine
  • beau
  • beautiful
  • beloved
  • betrothed
  • bewitch
  • bighearted
  • blessed
  • bliss
  • bouquet
  • bow and arrow
  • boyfriend
  • bubbly
  • butterflies

Valentine’s Day words that start with C

  • cake
  • candlelight
  • candy
  • captivate
  • card
  • care
  • caring
  • carnation
  • celebration
  • charmed
  • charming
  • cherish
  • chivalry
  • chocolate
  • chocolatier
  • commitment
  • companionship
  • compassion
  • compatibility
  • conversation hearts
  • cookies
  • couple
  • courtship
  • crazy
  • crush
  • cuddle
  • cupcake
  • Cupid

Valentine’s Day words that start with D

  • dance
  • darling
  • date
  • date night
  • decorate
  • decorations
  • desire
  • devoted
  • devotion
  • diamond
  • dinner
  • doves

Valentine’s Day words that start with E

  • embrace
  • emotion
  • enamored
  • enchantment
  • endearing
  • endearment
  • engagement
  • envelope
  • Eros
  • exciting
  • expression

Valentine’s Day words that start with F

  • family
  • February
  • feelings
  • fiancé
  • fiancée
  • flame
  • flirt
  • flirtation
  • flowers
  • flutter
  • fond
  • fondness
  • fondue
  • forever
  • forget-me-nots
  • fourteenth
  • friend
  • friendly
  • friendship

Valentine’s Day words that start with G

  • gentleman
  • gift
  • girlfriend
  • glimmer
  • glitter
  • greeting card

Valentine’s Day words that start with H

  • happiness
  • happy
  • heart
  • heart-shaped
  • heartening
  • heartfelt
  • heartstrings
  • heartthrob
  • heartwarming
  • holiday
  • honey
  • hug

Valentine’s Day words that start with I

  • infatuation
  • infectious
  • intimacy
  • intimate

Valentine’s Day words that start with J

Valentine’s Day words that start with K

Valentine’s Day words that start with L

  • lady
  • like
  • long-stemmed roses
  • lovable
  • love
  • lovebirds
  • lovesick

Valentine’s Day words that start with M

  • mate
  • memories
  • moonstruck
  • mysterious

Valentine’s Day words that start with N

Valentine’s Day words that start with O

Valentine’s Day words that start with P

  • party
  • passion
  • perfume
  • petals
  • pink
  • poem
  • poetry
  • presents
  • promise
  • proposal

Valentine’s Day words that start with Q

Valentine’s Day words that start with R

  • red
  • relationship
  • respect
  • ribbons
  • ring
  • romance
  • romantic
  • rose

Valentine’s Day words that start with S

  • Saint Valentine
  • secret admirer
  • sentiment
  • sentimental
  • serenade
  • smitten
  • smooch
  • snuggle
  • soulmate
  • special
  • star-crossed
  • steadfast
  • suitor
  • surprises
  • sweet
  • sweetheart
  • sweets
  • swoon

Valentine’s Day words that start with T

  • tender
  • tenderness
  • together
  • togetherness
  • true love
  • trust
  • tulips

Valentine’s Day words that start with U

Valentine’s Day words that start with V

Valentine’s Day words that start with W

  • warmth
  • whisper
  • wishes
  • wooing

Valentine’s Day words that start with Y

Valentine’s Day words that start with Z

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