Read in 1 min Bible Lessons » Key Bible Topic or Story » New Testament Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Preteen Sunday School Lesson: Valentine’s Day Published: February 18, 2013 Use this Preteen Sunday School Lesson: Valentine’s Day to help kids learn about God’s love. Find more great Sunday school lessons to help kids grow in their faith. Preteen Sunday School Lesson: Valentine’s Day 1. I’m Puzzled! Before class, write “love” Scripture verses such as 1 Corinthians 13:1, John 3:16, Galatians 5:22, and 1 John 4:8 on construction paper hearts. Cut each of the hearts into three to five puzzle pieces. Give the puzzle pieces to different children and have them find the people who have the other pieces of their puzzle. Have kids put their puzzles together and then shout out their Scripture. 2. Hearts for Christ Give each group a lump of playdough, a box of toothpicks, or Tinker Toy building blocks. Say: Work with your group to build a heart for Christ out of the materials I’ve given you. After the sculptures are complete, have groups share their sculptures with each other. Then ask: Which heart was the most difficult to build? Why? the easiest? Why? If these hearts were examples of our hearts, which kind of material do you think Jesus would most want you to have? Why? Read aloud Ephesians 3:14-17. Then ask: What does it mean to have Jesus dwell in your heart? If Jesus dwells in your heart, what difference does he make in your friendships? your home life? the way you act at school? 3. Heartshine Have children take turns using face paint to paint a heart with a cross on it on each other’s face. Afterward, say: Each time you look in the mirror today, think about having a heart for Christ. Live for him, letting his light shine in everything you do! 4. Snack You’ll need: a prepared cake mix cupcake wrappers cupcake tin powdered sugar frosting in a tube strawberry preserves Spoon cake batter into muffin cups, filling each half full. Spoon 1 teaspoon of preserves into the center of each cupcake. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 25 minutes. Dust each cupcake with powdered sugar. Makes 12. Have children each use frosting in a tube to put a cross on their cupcake. Remind children as they enjoy their snack that we can only love people the way God wants when Christ is hidden in our hearts—like the preserves are hidden in their cupcakes. Looking for even more great Valentine’s Day ideas? Check out all our Valentine’s Day posts. © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!