Here are some ideas to help you teach your children about showing love during this week of celebrating Valentine’s Day.
Creatively work together to display each day’s verse on the fridge. (cut, color, or paint a heart and put the verse on it)
Repeat the verse often during the day as you reinforce it as you go – here a little, there a little. (Deuteronomy 6:7), (Isaiah 28:10)
Read the Bible stories yourself and then tell them in your own words. Be animated and use visuals when possible.
Have fun establishing God’s Word in your children this week!!!!
Bible Verse: Proverbs 17:17 – A friend loves at all times.
Story: David and Jonathan (1 Samuel 18 1-4)
Activity for Baby to 3: Have a friend over to play with child. Tell story of David and Jonathan. Share toys. For infant, spend time talking about and thanking God for all the baby’s friends, after reading story.
Older Activity: Have child help make cookies and then invite a friend over to share them with. Talk about ways to show love to our friends.
Bible Verse: 1 John 4:7 – Love one another.
Story: Elisha’s Friends (2 Kings 4:8-11)
Activity for Baby to 3: Tell the story of Elisha and talk about how you prepared a room for baby to show your love for him. Point out things in baby’s room.
Older Activity: Read story. Draw a picture of the story.
Bible Verse: Galatians 5:13 – Help one another
Story: Four Friends (Mark 2:1-12)
Activity for Baby to 3: Make Valentines for friends and pray for for their friends as you do.
Older Activity: Same as for Baby to 3
Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 1:24 – We are helpers.
Story: We Work Together – (Nehemiah 1:1-11, 2:1-20, 3:1-32, 6:15-16)
Activity for Baby to 3: Help fold laundry or pick up toys.
Older Activity: Play blocks together and pretend to build the wall as you tell the story. Dads, let child hammer some nails in some scrap wood while you supervise.
Bible Verse: Ephesians 4:32 – Be kind to one another.
Story: Philip’s New Friend – (Acts 8:1-39)
Activity for Baby to 3: Do something special for baby or child like making him cookies or getting him a new inexpensive toy. Give him a hug and lead child to give someone a hug. Talk about ways he can show kindness.
Older Activity: Read story. Say Philip showed kindness by reading the Bible to his friend and telling him about God. Let’s be kind to our friends and tell them about God. Lead child to send a Bible verse or Bible story to one of his friends.