Parenting is full of responsibilities that go far beyond feeding and clothing our children and teaching them right from wrong. We often feel ourselves being pulled in a thousand different directions from personal and work responsibilities, to school activities, soccer, baseball, gymnastics, karates, birthday parties, family gatherings, church events and more. When life gets busy and we are pulled in a hundred different directions we sometimes forget to take the time to appreciate those that are closest to us.
Being a kid is tough and navigating the world can be daunting and nothing can be more comforting that a parent’s love. Of course, you can say “I Love You,” but if your kids are like mine, they roll their eyes and say, “I know, mom!” with a huffy voice. They need to hear it, they want to hear it, but they are kids so they have to act as if we annoy them.
The best way to get their attention is to catch them off guard and tell them you love them in a way they aren’t expecting. They may still roll their eyes but it will make them think for a minute before they do. Fortunatly, there is no shortage of adorable love quotes that are perfect for kids young and old.
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Ways to Use Love Quote for Kids
You can spout of a few of these quotes as your dropping off your kids at school but here are a few more ideas for using these quotes.
- Lunchbox Notes – write the quotes on index cards, scraps of paper or even napkins and tuck them into your kids’ lunch boxes.
- Cards – Write your favorite inside a Valentine’s, birthday, or other holiday cards.
- Mirror – Write a quote on your child’s bedroom or bathroom mirror with a dry erase marker.
- Photo Books or Scrapbooks – If you create family photo books or scrapbooks, use the quote to fill some of the pages.
- Bedtime – Share a quote each night before tucking your kids into bed.
We know you are going to enjoy this list of 60 love quotes for kids.
30 Love Quotes for Kids
“Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.” – David Wilkerson
“How do you spell ‘love’? – Piglet
“You don’t spell it you feel it.” – Pooh
“The love we give away is the only love we keep.” – Elbert Hubbard
“Love does not dominate; it cultivates.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“In my life, you are the sun that never fades and the moon that never wanes. Shine on, my child.” – Unknown
“When I tell you I love you; I don’t say it out of habit or to make a conversation. I say it to remind you that you’re the best thing that ever happened to me.” – Unknown
“I love you in the morning and in the afternoon. I love you in the evening and underneath the moon.” – Skidamarink
“I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.” – Roy Croft
“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” – Morrie Schwartz
“Be brave. Be silly. Be your own magic. Be present. Be full of surprises. Be adventurous. Be kind. Be free. Be you.” – Unknown
“I may not be perfect but when I look at my children I know that I got something in my life perfectly right.” – Unknown
“For all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you.” – Unknown
“My love will find you wherever you are.” – Nancy Tillman
“Always remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you know.” – Pooh
“Love is sweet…and love is GRAND!
Sometimes love…is just holding hands.
It’s a feeling inside. It’s a smile in your heart.
It keeps us together when we’re apart.” – Monica Sheehan
“Someday when the pages of my life end, I know that you will be one of the most beautiful chapters.” – Unknown
“The greatest day of my life was the first day of yours.” – Unknown
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball
“Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“The day you came into my life, I knew what my purpose was. To love and protect you with everything I have.” – unknown
“A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” – Victor Hugo
“The best days in life are neither before me nor behind me. They are beside me, with you, dear child.” – Unknown
“I’ll love you forever
I’ll like you for always
As long as I’m living
My baby you’ll be.” – Robert Munsch
“A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking.” – Hellen Rice
“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”
“You will always be the miracle that makes my life complete.” – Unknown
“My love for you is like an invisible elastic band. No matter how far you go, we are connected.” – Unknown
If my love for you had a color, it would be the whole rainbow.
I love you when I wake up in the morning. I love you all day long. I love you in my dreams at night.
I love you to the moon and back.
15 Love Quotes for Sons
“You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.” – Walter M. Schirra, Sr.
“And she loved a little boy very much, even more than she loved herself.” – Shel Silverstein
“I live for my sons. I would be lost without them.” – Princess Diana
“Let your boys test their wings. They may not be eagles, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t soar free.” – C.J. Milbrandt
You are my sonshine.
“Heaven on Earth is looking at my little boy.” – Jenny McCarthy
“The only man who has stolen my heart is my son.” – Sandra Bullock
You are my son, my moon, my stars.
“A boy’s best friend is his mother.” – Joseph Stefano
“Sons are the anchors of a mother’s heart.” – Sophocles
“I have a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind.” – Maya Angelou
“He who can be a good son will be a good father.” – Unknown
“There has never been, nor will there ever be, anything quite so special as the love between the mother and a son.” – Unknown
Son, you will outgrow my lap but never my heart.
“The most important mark I will leave on this world is my son.” – Sarah Shahi
15 Love Quotes for Daughters
“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of.” – Bethany Hamilton
“To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.” – Euripides
“A daughter is just a little girl who grows up to be your best friend.” – Unknown
“My daughter is my biggest achievement. She is a little star and my life has changed so much for the better since she came along.” – Denise Van Outen
“A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.” – Unknown
“Mother and daughter never truly part, maybe in distance but never in heart.” – Unknown
“Life is tough my darling, but so are you.” – Stephanie Bennet Henry
“There’s two things I know for sure: She was sent here from heaven and she’s daddy’s little girl.” – Bob Carlisle
“A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart.” – Unknown
“A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give.” – Laurel Atherton
“A daughter is a miracle that never ceases to be miraculous…full of beauty and forever beautiful…loving and caring and truly amazing.” – Deanna Beisser
“Find it within you to love exactly who you are and to know you’re capable, you’re loved and you’re beautiful. The world is a better place, because of you. You are unique because there is only ONE of you.” – Shantel VanSanten
“A mother’s treasure is her daughter.” – Catherine Pulsifer
“A father holds his daughter’s hand for a short while, but he holds her heart forever.” – Unknown
“A daughter is a treasure and a cause of sleeplessness.” – Ben Sirach
Amanda is a mom of 4 living a mostly crunchy lifestyle outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband, 2 dogs, and a cat. As a former special education teacher who also has her personal training certification — Amanda really enjoys teaching others how to do things!
When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys DIY projects, exercising, photography, hiking, and long walks through Target.