Hosting children’s church during the month of February and Valentine’s season? If you are looking for a good Valentine’s Day Craft for kids, take a look at these Valentine’s activity ideas. These crafts for older and younger kids can be used in Children’s Bible Study, Kids’ Church, Youth Groups, and more.
Valentine’s Day is not just a day for expressing romantic love, but also an opportunity to celebrate the universal message of love in all its forms. For Sunday School teachers and educators, this day provides a unique chance to combine creative crafts with the teachings of the Bible, making it both fun and spiritually enriching for children.
Did you know the Greek word Phileo is found 32 times in the Bible? Phileo comes from the word phílos (loved, dear, friend) means to be a friend to another, to be fond of an individual, or to have the liking of an object. It shows affection for another. Phileo is mentioned 32 times in the King James Bible and can be found in the books of Acts, John, and Luke.
In honor of God’s love and Jesus’ love, in this blog post, we will explore various Sunday School Valentine craft ideas and children’s activities that Sunday School educators can use to recognize Valentine’s Day in children’s church, focusing on themes of love, kindness, and faith.
1. “God Loves You S’more Than You Know” Craft
A delightful and tasty craft that kids can enjoy making is the S’mores God Loves You Gift Tag. This craft involves assembling a bag full of S’mores ingredients – marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers – and attaching a special bag topper. The topper can be decorated with the phrase “God Loves You” message. The craft is not only fun for children to make but also serves as a thoughtful gift for fellow Sunday School students, reminding them of God’s love in a sweet and tangible way. Preteens and older children can create these cute Sunday School gifts in youth group and pass them out to the younger kids at children’s church.
Steps to Create the S’mores God Loves You Gift Tag:
- Gather S’mores ingredients: marshmallows, chocolate bars, and graham crackers.
- Place the ingredients in a clear plastic bag.
- Download and print this decorative S’more bag topper on cardstock or heavy paper.
- Cut out the “God Loves You S’more Than You Know” printable bag topper.
- Place it on top of the s’more kit.
- Attach the topper to the bag using staples.
2. Love Is Coloring Wheel Craft
The Love Is Coloring Wheel Craft is an engaging way for children to learn and reflect on the Biblical definition of love, as described in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. This Christian Valentine’s Day activity involves a printable coloring wheel that comes in a black-and-white outline. Children can color the wheel, which features various attributes of love according to the scripture. Then cut the wheel out with scissors and attach it with a brass fastener for a 3-D Valentine craft.
How to Implement the Love Is Coloring Wheel Craft:
- Print out the black and white coloring wheel template. There are three options for the top of the wheel giving kids choices on the coloring page they want.
- Provide children with coloring materials such as crayons, markers, or colored pencils.
- Guide the children in reading 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 and discuss the meaning of each attribute of love.
- Encourage children to color the wheel while reflecting on these attributes.
- Cut out the wheels and lay them on top of each other for a fun interactive craft.
3. Printable Wallet with Bible Verses
This Christian Valentine’s craft involves creating a DIY wallet that children can personalize and fill with 12 different Bible verses about love. The DIY wallet and scripture cards are printables that can be cut out and assembled by the children. This activity not only helps in memorizing important scriptures but also in understanding the various dimensions of love as depicted in the Bible.
Steps for the Printable Wallet Craft:
- Print out the wallet template and Bible verses.
- Cut out the wallet and fold it according to the instructions.
- Cut out the individual Bible verses.
- Let the children decorate their wallets and insert the verses inside.
- Share Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” The key being the wallet (treasure) and heart (Bible verses about love.)
4. Love Is Printable Valentine Coloring Page
A simple yet profound craft, the Love Is Printable Valentine Coloring Page features a mason jar with candy hearts. In this Christian Valentine’s Day Craft, younger children will have fun coloring the characteristics of love. Each candy heart on the coloring sheet has an attribute of love from 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. This activity not only fosters creativity in coloring but also serves as a visual reminder of the qualities of love as described in the Bible. These Valentine’s Day coloring pages can be printed in black and white or color copies. This is an easy Sunday School activity for emergent readers including preschoolers or kindergarteners.
How to Enjoy the Love Is Coloring Page:
- Provide each child with the mason jar coloring page.
- Discuss the significance of each attribute of love featured on the candy hearts.
- Encourage children to color the page while reflecting on these qualities.
- Print out extra color copies if using this resource as a supplement to the Valentine’s Day Sunday School lesson.
5. Bible Verse Match Activity
This educational activity involves a printable sheet where children are given Bible verses about love. The task is to match each verse with its corresponding book and reference in the Bible. This activity not only enhances children’s knowledge of the Bible but also helps them understand the context and depth of Biblical teachings about love. This activity is for older children who can navigate the Bible.
Conducting the Bible Verse Match Activity:
- Print out the activity sheets with the Bible verses and their references. (There are multiple copies from easy to harder.)
- Provide children with Bibles for navigating.
- Guide them in finding the correct book and verse reference for each love-themed scripture.
Additional Ways to Recognize Valentine’s Day in Children’s Church
Beyond these Valentein’s Day Bible crafts and activities, there are numerous other ways Sunday School educators can celebrate Valentine’s Day:
Organize a Valentine’s Day Themed Bible Study
Choose Bible passages that focus on love, kindness, and compassion. Create a discussion around these themes and how they can be applied in daily life. This can include a lesson on the Good Samaritan told in Luke 10:29–37.
Host a Valentine’s Day Card-Making Session
Encourage children to create Valentine’s Day cards for their family, friends, or community members. Incorporate Bible verses about love and kindness in the card designs.
Plan a Charity or Service Project
Valentine’s Day can be an opportunity to show love to others in the community. Organize a visit to a local nursing home, or plan
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Sunday Day School Printables
In addition to the hands-on crafts and activities, incorporating printables into your Sunday School curriculum can be an incredibly effective and engaging way to teach children about love, faith, and the teachings of the Bible. Printables offer a versatile and interactive approach, allowing kids to learn through coloring, puzzles, and fun worksheets. For a treasure trove of these resources, we have prepared an extensive collection of Sunday School printable ideas perfect for kids of all ages. These include coloring pages, scripture puzzles, and interactive Bible story worksheets that are not only educational but also incredibly fun. To explore these wonderful resources and bring a new dimension of learning to your Sunday School classroom, be sure to visit our dedicated blog post on Sunday School Lesson Ideas for Kids. There, you will find a wide array of materials that can be easily downloaded and incorporated into your lesson plans, making each Sunday School session a memorable and enriching experience for your young learners. Also, visit our Sunday School printable shop.
Valentine’s Day Game Ideas
Valentine’s Day in the Sunday school classroom, youth group, or other kids’ ministry events can be a perfect time to engage children in games that are not only fun but also instill valuable Bible lessons about love, compassion, and community. Games are a fantastic way to bring energy and excitement into your celebration while reinforcing the themes of the day. To help you plan the perfect event, we’ve compiled a list of innovative and enjoyable Valentine’s Day game ideas that are ideal for a Sunday school setting. These games range from Bible verse scavenger hunts to love-themed relays, each designed to be both entertaining and educational. Whether you are looking to foster teamwork, encourage scripture memorization, or simply provide a joyful environment for the kids, these games have got you covered. For detailed instructions and more game ideas that will light up your Valentine’s Day event, head over to grab the Valentine’s Day Game Bundle for Kids Ministry Events. Here, you’ll find a variety of games that are easy to set up and guaranteed to bring smiles and laughter to your Sunday school classroom or youth group gathering.
Creative DIY Valentines for Kids
Lastly, this season is the perfect occasion for children to express their creativity and affection through crafting. DIY Valentines are a delightful way for kids to make something special and personal for their friends, family, and classmates. To inspire and guide these little creators, we’ve put together a comprehensive blog post featuring 28 unique and charming printable Valentine’s Day craft ideas. These DIY projects are specifically designed for children, making them both fun and feasible for young crafters. From easy-to-make Valentine’s cards to more intricate crafts that kids can proudly display or gift, each idea is accompanied by printable templates and step-by-step instructions. Whether your Sunday School students are looking to craft a heartfelt gift or just enjoy a fun crafting session, these DIY Valentines offer a plethora of options to choose from. Don’t miss out on these creative ideas; visit our blog post 28 Printable Valentine Craft Ideas for Kids and get ready to spread the love through these wonderful and crafty creations.
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