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.
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These crafts are perfect for Majestic Kids church,
Chrisitiane Newlin says
Hi, Would you mind sending me your template as a word document? We would like to use this craft for our small group, but only use the Scripture from Deuteronomy as a memory verse for the kids.
Thank you so much.
I will get that to you later tonight! Thanks!
Yolanda Crisostomo says
I’m going to enjoy this craft with my grandson and am looking forward to seeing all the other crafts too! Thanks!
Can you send me this as a word doc? I want to use this for my Sunday school kids–for Children’s Sunday we’re focusing on “nothing can separate us from the love of God” (Romans 8) and we want to fill the church with hearts!
Hi, thank you for posting this. I would love to use this for my mid week program. Can you put a different verse on your template and email it to me. This is the verse that our kids will be memorizing…
Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1
Please email the heart template. I’d like to use this for our prayer ministry. Thank you.
Would you please share the heart template as our preschoolers will be learning 1 John 4:19 next week? Cute craft idea! Thanks for sharing!
Hi! I tried this with my grand daughter this morning and the tissue did not color the paper. I used cardstock…what did i do wrong? I got the paper wet, we stuck the tissue on and even used more water over it all. I let it dry and when i pulled the tissue off there was no color left behind…
I’m sorry Kay. It could just be the type of tissue paper you used. Some bleed more than others. You might have to do watercolor instead.
Do you recommend using cardstock?
Hi can you do the biblie verses in Spanish?
THANK YOU!!! I have been looking for some Scripture based Valentine’s ideas and every other page I go to directs me to ten different pages or pintrest. I am very much looking forward to doing these with my kids!