Show kids what “true love” means with this fun Valentines Day Craft. Not only do they learn what Jesus did for us, but they also gain an understanding of how love isn’t just a feeling.
This craft is for you to do with your preschoolers, or for older children to do on their own. Although my younger children couldn’t weave the paper strips perfectly, the process was great for fine motor skills.
How to Make a Bible craft for Valentines Day
First, fold a large sheet of construction paper in half for each child. Print and cut out the template (provided below) and place the straight edge on the folded edge of your construction paper. Use the template as your guide as you cut your heart shape out.
Next, cut on the dotted lines. Your heart will look like this; kind of like a broken heart
Cut out strips of paper to weave into your heart. Before you have your children weave, take out your Bible and read 1 John 4:19 with them. Talk about how Jesus loved us so much that He died for us so that we can go to heaven and be with Him. Ask your children who they love and how they show those people they love them? You can even write people’s names on the strips of paper.
When you weave your hearts, encourage your children to keep weaving even if it is difficult because sometimes – loving others takes work.
Trim your strips of paper and glue the ends down. When we accept Jesus’s love into are hearts, it fills us like nothing else can!
Click the Valentine’s Craft template and save to download. If you are having trouble printing it, try selecting “print as image” in your printer’s advanced options.