Use this Valentine’s Day Children’s Message: Sharing Your Heart to show your children’s ministry kids the depth of God’s love.
Theme: Valentine’s Day
Text: 1 John 4:10-11
Preparation: Give kids each an 81/2X11-inch sheet of red paper as they enter the classroom or church. You’ll also need a larger sheet of red paper for everyone to see.
The Message: Today we’re going to use our red papers to tell a story about a girl who didn’t get any valentines at school. How do you think she felt? This girl was so sad she decided to take a walk in a large meadow with red, spring flowers. (Hold up your large paper and encourage others to do as you do.) She came to a small garden of red tulips. (Fold your paper in half lengthwise.) She got tired and lay down. It was a little cold, so she put some flowers over her as a blanket. (Fold bottom corner up.) When she awoke, she saw an arrow. (Fold other bottom corner back.) The arrow was pointing to a curving stream. (Tear a rounded corner off the top.)
As she walked to the stream, she got very excited and happy because she remembered something she learned in church. (Read the scripture.)
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She ran home and made a valentine for all her friends so she could share the great love God had given to her. (Open paper to reveal a heart.)
This Valentines Day, share God’s love with as many people as possible. Give your heart to someone you care about.
— Sheila Halasz Crystal Lake, Illinois
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