Sharing Your Heart

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redheartA Valentine’s Day Bible activity that
will show your children’s ministry kids the depth of God’s
love.

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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.)

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As she walked to the stream, she got very excited and happy
because she remembered something she learned in church. (Read the
scripture.)

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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