Valentine's Day Ideas for Christian Kids

Some people pooh-pooh Valentine's Day - especially for kids. But I say Valentine's Day is an excellent opportunity to teach children more about God's real love. With that in mind, here are some of my favorite ideas for bringing real meaning to Valentine's Day.

* Make or print Valentine cards with scripture verses on them. Here are some free printables to help: From The Crafty Classroom; from Focus on the Family; from Imperfect Homemaker; from Simply Home; from Time Warp Wife.

* Do this simple heart activity to explain sin to children. 

* Print out some free Valentine's gift crafts with scriptures on them.

* Do a Valentine scripture countdown.

* Make this sweet God's love rainbow craft.

"Love Is" spinner from Crafting the Word of God.
* Create this fun 1 Corinthians ("Love is") spinner

* Give your kids some scripture-based Valentine's Day bookmarks.

* Give your children conversation hearts - with accompanying Bible verses.

* Put up a "love is" Valentine's Day banner.

* Create "Personal Progress Kisses," or encouragements to display Christ-like love. (Here's a variation on this idea.)

* Do a "Create in Me a Clean Heart" activity (for preschoolers) or a "Nothing Can Separate Us From God's Love" activity (for older kids).
Valentine Cootie Catcher from Path Through the Narrow Gate.

* Memorize some love-related Bible verses.

* Make a heart wreath about God's love. 

* Print and play with these cootie catchers about God's love. 

* Make a paper heart that reminds kids how to forgive. 

Want even more Christian Valentine's Day ideas?

* What Love Is...Valentine's Day for Kids (and the whole family) 
* 14 Valentine's Day Activities for Kids  

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