Go deeper–is my mantra this year. This year I wanted to focus a bit more on the depth of God’s love for us and help my kids make a deeper connection to that by being a vessel of it. Obviously, this is something I should and try to do all year but this week I wanted to drive this message home. Each day I will share up until Valentine’s day a love note from God and from me with my kids.
For the home:
So what I’m doing is doing a very simple heart scavenger hunt for them when they come home from school. I’ll hide their scripture hearts (see link below). Once they find their heart, they will read the verse and take turns reading it from the Bible. On the back of the heart I will write them a personal message.
For teachers and homeschoolers:
1. Make a copy of the scripture hearts, just one copy. (see below for link)
2.Go on a treasure hunt for God’s love messages.
3. Read the verse. If they are old enough have them write it in their journaling time. Discuss it.
4. Hang up the verse on ribbon with hearts and have them countdown the days as you go. So you’ll need to hang up 5 hearts for this week and each day add your verse heart to big countdown hearts. That way they can see how many more days are left for Valentine’s day by the empty hearts that are up.
The Scripture Hearts
The Simple Love Note Countdown
All you need is ribbon and homemade hearts or some fun store bought ones. I bought some glitter ones to add some bling to my countdown but you can just as easily make your own cutout hearts from construction paper, felt or foam.
For more fun Valentine’s day activities both meaningful or just plain crafty go here.
These are my favorites:
V-day Family Tradition – Simple and your kids end up with a keepsake of mom & dads love plus a book.
V-day Scavenger Hunt – We’ve done this for the past years and the kids LOVED it mostly b/c it involved balloons.
For your spouse - Love Notes Frame – Another easy but meaningful idea.