Stuff you'll need: Card stock; 1/2-inch-thick
sponges cut in different-size heart shapes, aluminum pie pans each
filled with a different-color tempera paint; pencils, scissors,
glitter glue, sequins, markers; construction paper, magazines and
Tell kids to:
Make Valentine cards, and then sign each card for someone you
*Fold a sheet of card stock to make a card. Dip a sponge heart
into the paint. Gently press the sponge onto your card and then
lift it. Add as many sponge hearts as you want, and then allow the
paint to dry.
*Trace your hand on a sheet of card stock. Then cut your handprint
out. Decorate it using glitter glue, sequins and markers. Write on
each handprint verses such as "I'll hand it to you-you're lovable"
or "I love you, so give yourself a pat on the back!"
*Cut out hearts from different-color construction paper or
colorful magazine ads. Glue the hearts to the front of your card to
make a collage of hearts.
Talk teasers: What does Valentine's Day remind us
to do? In 1 John 4:7-11, God tells us to love one
another the same way he loves us. How has God shown his love to
you? How can you show God's love to other people?
Talk teasers: Who is someone special that you love? In John 15:17, Jesus spoke to the disciples
saying "This is my command: Love each other." Is it always easy to
love each other? Why or why not? Let's thank God for the family and
friends he's given us to love.
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