What Does Love Mean to Kids?

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So, what is LOVE?

Written by: Camille Lucy 

The word “love” is something we all find personal meaning in. We all want to share love with someone, to receive love, to feel loved.
Love is a ruling theme in our lives (well, duh, it’s what we came from and what we always return to). We search for it during all stages of development, from childhood to adolescence, to adulthood and into our golden years. We seek out love from parents, family, peers, employers, and acquaintances, just to name a few.
To understand love more deeply, who better to ask than our kiddos? Their innocence, charm, and humor are captivating…and they’re great teachers! 
Child’s name: Ava Vera
Age: 8
School: Boyle Road Elementary – Port Jefferson Station, NY
Favorite Hobby or Activity: Gymnastics
What is Love?  My mom.
What is Valentine’s Day? Spending time with Family.
How do you show love every day? By telling people I love them.
What’s your favorite way someone shows you love?  Hugging me.
Can you describe LOVE in 3 different words? Mom. Dad. Sisters.
Child’s name: Marco AndreAge: 12

School: Palmetto Middle

Favorite Hobby or Activity: Soccer, Jujitsu, and Chess

What is Love?  The true definition of what you feel for someone.

What is Valentine’s Day? A day to express our feelings and real thoughts to people.

How do you show love every day? Doing stuff together with Mom and Dad, being kind and respectful.

What’s your favorite way someone shows you love?  Treating me the same way they want to be treated.

Can you describe LOVE in 3 different wordsFamily, values, and respect.



Child’s Name: Isabella

Age: 6

School: St. Benedict Catholic Elementary School – Milton, Canada.

Favorite Hobby or ActivityArt.

What is Love? Love is peace.

What is Valentine’s Day? Is a day to love, share and care about people, to forgive what they do as God does that too and that is why is call Valentine’s Day.

How do you show love everyday? By saying thank you, caring, helping, and sharing.

What’s your favorite way someone shows you love? Saying nice words, helping me.

Can you describe LOVE in 3 different words? Care, praying, kind.




Child’s NameJoaquin Enrique

Age: 7

School: KLA. 

Favorite Hobby or Activity: Soccer and fishing. 

What is Love? Giving flowers and chocolates. 

What is Valentine’s Day? Is a day when you do helpful things to other people. 

How do you show love every day? Kissing and hugging my parents. 

What’s your favorite way someone shows you love?  When my parents protect me.

Can you describe love in 3 words? Caring, marriage, courage.


This Valentine’s Day (and every day), try to appreciate all the Love that there is in your life, no matter how that looks: kids, friends, family, loved ones, spouses or significant others, animals, businesses, hobbies, passions… the list is endless.  Love takes so many different forms.  If we look close enough, we will see so many examples of how much Love we have right Now.  And don’t forget to take time to treat someone special (YOU) to some extra TLC. The world will be a brighter place: the better you feel, the bigger your shine. The bigger your shine, the greater positive impact you have on everyone, including your family.


Camille Lucy is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Reiki & Raindrop Technique Practitioner, Ordained Holistic Minister, Certified Meditation Instructor, Yoga Teaching in Training, graphic and web designer, business consultant, and Vice President of a local non-profit that “rehabilitates people through animals.” She is also a writer, a Mother of 3 girls, an artist, a Life-and-Love Junkie, a Self-Expression, and Development advocate, and – well, you get the point. She’s a lot of things, just like all of us. 

Learn more about her and her adventure(s) at www.CamilleLucy.com.