Valentine's Day is about love and love is such a huge part of the Christian worldview. I created a project with my kids to help them think about what love means to us, as followers of Christ.
Yes, Jackson some people do give gifts, like jewelry, candy or roses. That made me think of making a bouquet of flowers for prayer, plus it would look really cute as a centerpiece on my table.
We read Mark 12:30-31, about loving God with all your heart. Dani Rea said, “Good that we love each other because Jesus told us to. Jackson asked if it was a holiday where people get presents.
Start by folding a piece of paper in half. Draw half of a heart at the fold. Cut it out. It will be used as a template.
Jackson used the template to trace around the heart. He made to 12 hearts in 4 colors.
Dani Rea is 3 so she can't use scissors yet. But she likes to practice counting, so I had her count out 12 “stems” (pipe cleaners).
The kids took turns naming people they loved. Jackson yelled out "God," which was encouraging. Dani Rea said "Jinny," that's the dog. Very cute to hear their ideas. We wrote the names on the hearts.
We turned the hearts over and taped a stem on each one. When they were done, we placed them in the vase.
For the days leading up to Valentine’s Day, the kids will pick a “flower” and we will pray for that person.
Find free children's activities with meaningful messages at egglo.com/blog. Our purpose is to teach children about Jesus. Egglo features the glow-in-the-dark Egglo Egg hunt to see the light of Jesus.
- 1.0 Card stock -red, pink, bright pink
- 1.0 Paper for heart template
- 12.0 Pipe cleanerts - green
- 1.0 Vase (.99 cent store)