Valentines Day Songs For Preschoolers


A Valentine fingerplay: Show children how to put the “heels” of their palms together and then curve fingers around , meeting on top to form a heart. The rhyme goes like this: “I part my hands together, this is how I start; I curve my fingers right around and I can make a Heart!


I’m a Happy Little Heart (I’m a Little White Duck)

I’m happy little heart That’s pink and white and red. A happy little heart With lace around my edge. I have three words On the front of me. That say I love you Oh, can’t you see? I’m a happy little heart That’s pink and white and red. Happy Little Heart


To the tune of Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Valentine oh valentine

I think you’ll like my valentine

It’s big and pink and lacey too

Three special words say I love you

Oh valentine oh valentine

I think you’ll like my valentine

My kids have loved this so much that we go around and let everyonne having a turn deciding what color valentine to sing about. I also teach them how to sign I love you (in 3 seperate signs, not the single handsign of open palm with middle and ring finger down and thumb, index and pinkie fingers up) , and often we draw that part out…singing it slower than the rest of the song.


H-E-A-R-T Tune: Bingo

There is a shape and it means love

And heart is it’s nameo.

H-E-A-R-T, H-E-A-R-T, H-E-A-R-T,

And Heart is it’s nameo!

Continue leaving out a letter on each repeat and use a clap in place of the letter.

I have five heart shapes with a letter on each that 5 children hold in front of the group and turn over as that letter is left off.


Today we’re making Valentines with scissors, paint and glue.

When yours is dry and ready, I’ll be sending it to you!

I’ll put it in an envelope, I’ll write your name in red!

I’ll sign it hugs and kisses from your very best friend!

Copyright Jane Kitson 1998 available in her newest book to be released this spring!


Oh My Darling Valentine (Sung to: Oh My Darling Clementine)

Hh my darling oh my darling

Oh my daaarling valentine

How I love you

How I miss you

Oh my daaarling valentine

Come to me please

Be with me please

Oh my darling valentine I love you sooooo


Name: Daylene This was written by my wonderful 10 year old daughter—Christina. The chant was composed in the Valentine section of our local Walmart while we were purchasing Valentine cards.

Five Little Valentines At The Walmart Store

Five little Valentines at the Walmart Store

(child’s name) bought one and then there were four!

Four little Valentines, oh can you see?

(child’s name) bought one and then there were three.

Three little Valentines that look so blue

(child’s name) bought one and then there were two.

Two little valentines, having lots of fun,

(child’s name) bought one and then there was one!

One little valentine, having lots of fun!

(child’s name) bought one and then there were none!


Ten Little Valentines (Tune Ten Little Indians)

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 a row!


Do You Know My Valentine? (Sung to the tune The Muffin Man)

Do you know my valentine,

My valentine, my valentine?

Do you know my valentine?

His/her name is _________.


Valentines by Liz and Dick Wilmes, Building Blocks Magazine, February 1995.

Valentines, valentines (Flash Fingers)

Red, white, and blue.

I have made special ones

For you, and you, and you!

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3 Comments

  • Gloria February 5, 2018 at 10:46 pm Reply

    Need to credit Hap Palmer for use of his song, “I’m Going to Make a Heart of Paper”

    • daylene2016 February 6, 2018 at 9:51 am Reply

      Thank you for catching this. I have added the proper credit to Hap Palmer.

  • Diayna December 15, 2017 at 1:50 pm Reply

    (Marry Had a Little Lamb)
    You’re a special friend of mine,
    Friend of mine, friend of mine,
    You’re a special friend of mine,
    Be my Valentine

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