Poetry for Children



Hearts Are Like Doors

Anonymous

Hearts, like doors, will open with ease
To very, very little keys.
And don’t forget that two of these
Are “Thank you, Sir” and “If you please.”

Benjamin memorized this one a few months ago. I like it because it reminds him to say please and thank you. He likes it because he enjoys visualizing a heart that will open with little keys.

Speaking of hearts…what will you be doing for your special someone for Valentine’s Day? I’d love to hear your ideas.

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11 thoughts on “Poetry for Children

  1. Sweet poem!On Valentine’s Day the kids and I are going to make Dad a special candlelight dinner w/chocolate chip cheesecake (his favorite). We’re going to decorate the table and use the red plates I got at the after Christmas sales. The kids have already been working on the special cards they are making him.Our anniversary is the 24th. We’re celebrating this weekend for that.Do you have anything special planned?

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  2. Precious :)We don’t usually go out because of the crowds, but I make a special dinner and we do candlelight as well. For breakfast I make pancakes, some red (food coloring), some regular and then cut the center out with a heart-shaped cookie cutter. I put the red hearts inside the regular pancakes and the regular hearts inside the red pancakes. Did that make sense? The kids usually get a book and a little bag or basket of goodies. You saw Big Daddy’s Valentine gift (& Christmas, Birthday, Anniversary, President’s Day, 4th of July, etc.)but a date night is in order! We are long overdue 😦

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  3. The way to my man’s heart is through his stomach…usually along the lines of red meat. I’ll fix up some filet mignon for him to grill. I read through GirlTalk’s ideas. They are very good. I like your pancake idea, Kim. My kids love stuff like that. I was also thinking about making some heart shaped place mats with the kids’ names on them and some other table decorations that we can use every year. We try to send all of our relatives a valentine every year. Other than that, we haven’t done a whole lot in the past.One year I hung a bunch of paper hearts from the ceiling in the kitchen. Since Karl is tall, they didn’t exactly say “love.” They mostly got on his nerves.Happy Anniversary, Wendy!

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  4. I usually prepare a candlelight meal,too! I’m not sure what yet for this year! I have made heart shaped biscuits,pink poppy seed chicken,and yogurt parfaits with lots of strawberries and whip cream. We use red dishes and heart napkins. We also read 1 Corinthians chapter 13 to learn what real love is. We all need reminding of that!I’m thinking I may do something more elegant this year…I don’t know what yet…the filet mignon sounds good,Leslie! I was thinking steaks or prime rib,baked potatoes,and maybe a frozen strawberry congealed salad. You know the one with cream cheese and the pretzel crust–we love that one.Thanks for some more ideas!Kim

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  5. Hey! Thanks for visiting my site. My husband used to live in Chicago so he is a pretty good snoman builder. We will be hanging out with the 2 babes for v-day. He said he is going to fix me a romantic dinner once the babies are asleep… we’ll see!

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  6. We go out before Valentine’s Day. Our church has a big banquet with entertainment. Jason takes our girls out on a date and buys their gifts. We want their standards to be high when it comes to courting and marriage! They love it and he does a great job treating them like little princesses on their date. Even if it is to McDonald’s!

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  7. that’s a great poem to remember manners with! Fun idea!!! What are ya’ll doing for v-day?? I’m not sure what we’re doing – that’s hubby’s area : ), and he hasn’t disclosed that information : ) Last year we had Indian food (our favorite!!!) – I wouldn’t mind including that again! : )

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  8. We ususally do Valentines day as a family. We’ve written notes of appreciation sometimes, or just had a nice meal together. Steak, baked potato, something special for dessert.

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  9. My son memorised this a few months ago too, as part of his Grammar lessons from “First Language Lessons”.No big Valentines plans yet, except for some special school activities – perhaps decorating heart shaped cookies or cupcakes and learning some history of the holiday.

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