History of Valentine's Day for Adults
Valentine's Day Devotion Gather the household either around the dinner table (this devotion can be done during a meal) or in another comfortable location. Light a candle and say a prayer, either this one or one of your own
This Valentine's Day, use God’s Word, your words, and pictures to share love with your family and friends with this Love Notes activity.
Joy Jar Write the name of family members and extended members on small pieces of paper. Put the names in a large jar. Have each person choose a name from the jar. Make a homemade gift for the person whose name you drew from the jar. Exchange gifts on Valentine Day.
Valentine’s Tree: Celebrating God’s Love in Our Family Using your fake Christmas tree, a pack of foam hearts, a stack of printed family photos, and clothespins, fill your tree with special photo memories and write down reasons why you love each other.
Tree of Love Find a branch outside and put it in a jar, with an inch or so of marbles to stabilize it. Hang hearts from the branch with the name of people and things you love. Mix and match--go right ahead and hang a heart with “Grandma” right next to “strawberry jelly.” You might want to start this a week early, and leave paper, pens, scissors, and ribbon out. Your “tree of love” will come into full bloom as family members slowly but
surely fill the branches.
4 Ways to Honor God on Valentine’s Day It can be so easy to get wrapped up in the sweet celebration of love for each other that we forget where all this love really came from. We love each other because He first loved us. – 1 John 4:19 Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be just about us. If we are as intentional about loving Him as we are about loving each other, the whole day can still bring glory to the Creator.
The Candy Heart Countdown - 16 Days of Celebrating God's Love. Begin this activity on January 30 to focus on one aspect of love from 1 Corinthians 13 for the days leading up to Valentine's Day. There are teaching cards to go along with each day and also a candy conversation heart to hang on a tree or decorate your house with.
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A Simple Handprint Valentine’s Day Craft Make these easy handprint Valentine's Day cards to send to family members and close friends.
Valentine Prayers Make easy, handmade valentines with pictures and messages that tell people how much you care about them.
The Story of St. Valentine Although he died a very long time ago, Saint Valentine is still an example to us of courage and loving kindness. Listen to the story of how the Valentine's Day got started.
The Story of St. Valentine for Kids
What does God say about Love?
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Bible Verses about Love
Bible Verses for Children This little printable craft would be a great way for children to learn some bible verses on love.
The Top Ten Bible Verses for Valentines Day Compiled here is a toolbox of scripture references that define love. Use these verses for personal reflection, lesson plans, games, as memory verses, creative gifts for your students, in visual displays, and in cards that you write. God gave us no better definition of love than in His son Jesus. Let’s communicate His perfect love at this time of year – and all the year through!
Use Valentine's Day to teach God's love Valentine's Day is a great time to teach your children Bible lessons on all the ways God loves us and how we are to return that love both to Him and to others. Consider some of these great verses and hands-on activities from Crosswalk.com that you can use to teach your children some awesome Biblical truths that will change their lives and the lives of others that come into contact with them.