We celebrate Valentine’s Day by focusing on God’s perfect love. We want our children to know what Biblical love is; not a feeling, but an action, a real force. So, we made this heart craft and meditated on what the Bible says about love. Will you join us?
To help us remember how much God loves us, we hung our hearts as a mobile at the kitchen table. It’s festive and every time we sit to eat a meal we read one of the Bible verses on the hearts. This is such a great way to memorize scripture, we might have to make a new mobile for each month! Here’s what we did.
Bible Heart Craft
First I made this free heart printable to make it easy. I printed off one copy for the kids to share, but you could have each child do their own set.
Here are the verses I included:
- “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.” ~1 Corinthians 13:4
“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.” ~1 John 4:7
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” ~Matthew 22:39
“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” ~1 John 4:10
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” ~Deuteronomy 6:5
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” ~John 3:16
If you have a specific verse in mind, please email me and I can send you my template in a word document so you can included any verses you want.
Next, we colored the hearts with the Bible verses, being careful not to cover the words up.
With the other blank hearts, we did a little crayon resist with tissue paper. Before we started “painting” with the tissue paper, I wrote a secret symbol in white crayon that represents God’s love.
To do this craft, the girls painted their hearts with water and then covered them with small squares of tissue paper. Adding more water on top, the color bleeds onto the paper creating a tie-dye effect. I first saw this tissue paper craft on one of my favorite art blogs for kids, Artchoo.
After the water dried, I had the girls remove the tissue paper to reveal God’s love. It’s a cross, of course!
I hung our hearts above the table with fishing line. Now, before each meal we review one of the verses to put it to memory so my girls know how much God loves them. They’ll also know what love really looks like; sacrifice.
If you liked this heart Bible craft, you might like these activities to teach children more about God’s love.
Check out my Bible eBook set for more ways to instill God’s word in the hearts of your children!