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Early Elementary Valentine’s Day Object Lesson

This Valentine’s Day object lesson is a sweet (and simple!) way to show early elementary children the depth of God’s love.


Theme: Valentine’s Day

Text: 1 John 3:18

You’ll need:

  • heart-shaped candies.

Early Elementary Valentine’s Day Object Lesson

Ask:

  • What special things do you do to celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Give each child a candy and say: Turn to a partner and tell that person the message on your candy. Give kid’s a chance to share and then say: 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.

Ask:

  • 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?

Say: Let’s practice loving actions right now. Here are two heart-shaped candies for each of you.

Pass out the candies and say: 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.

Looking for even more great Valentine’s Day ideas? Check out all our Valentine’s Day posts.  For loads of great ideas in every issue, subscribe today to Children’s Ministry Magazine.


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