Kids Talk: Valentine’s Day

Parker Barry

Some adults look forward to Valentine’s Day as an excuse for a romantic night out. Others dismiss it as a commercialized Hallmark holiday. But what do kids think? Toca Magazine talked to a few kids to learn their thoughts on the celebration of love. And, it seems, at least in the case of these particular kids, 4-year-old girls may be a tad more romantic than 9-year-old boys.

What is Valentine’s Day all about anyway?  

  •  Serena, 4: Valentine’s is about being in love.
  • Grant, 6: Loving people.
  • Caroline, 9: Sharing love with others.
  • C.J., 9: Valentine’s Day is about getting cards with candy in them. (Ha ha!) Actually, I really have no idea.
  • Madeline, 11: Valentine’s is about giving to other people, giving nice letters.

What’s your favorite part of Valentine’s Day?

  •  Serena, 4: I like getting bows.
  • Grant, 6: Putting up the decorations.
  • Caroline, 9: My favorite part of Valentine’s Day is making the boxes to exchange cards at school. Mine’s going to be the Starship Enterprise.
  • C.J., 9: Candy!
  • Madeline, 11: Candy!

Describe the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

  • Serena, 4: Saying “I love you!”
  • Grant, 6: Eating lots of candy!
  • Caroline, 9: Well, you know things like that can’t always be perfect. I’d want to win the box contest for my class. I’m going for best theme.
  • C.J., 9: By eating chocolate candy, I guess. We don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day.
  • Madeline, 11: Being with family and having a nice dinner.

Chocolate, flowers, jewelry or something else?

  • Serena, 4: Jewelry!
  • Grant, 6: Chocolate and jewelry.
  • Caroline, 9: Chocolate.
  • C.J., 9: Chocolate.
  • Madeline, 11: Chocolate.

 Finish this love poem: Roses are red, violets are blue…

  • Serena, 4: Butterflies are colorful. You’re cute.
  • Grant, 6: We are going to have a good time because it is Valentine’s Day.
  • Caroline, 9: You smell like flowers, and I do, too.
  • C.J., 9: You make me want to poo!
  • Madeline, 11: Puppies are awesome, and so are you!



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