This Valentine object lesson is a sweet way to show children the depth of God’s love.
Theme: Valentine’s Day
Text: 1 John 3:18
Best for: Grades K-2
Preparation: You’ll need heart-shaped candies.
What special things do you do to celebrate Valentine’s Day? (Give each child a candy.)
Turn to a partner and tell that person the message on your candy. It’s great to give each other special messages, but the Bible talks about another way we can show love to each other. (Read the Scripture.)
What does this verse say to do to show our love? How can we show love with our actions? Who could you show love to this week?
Let’s practice loving actions right now. Here are two heart-shaped candies for each of you. (Pass out the candies.)
Give one of your candies to someone else, then give that person a hug and say, “Jesus loves you.” Keep your other candy to remind you to show love to people this week. (Close in prayer.)