With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to spread love and create some memorable moments with your kiddos. If you’re looking for activities that reflect your Christian values without diving into the sea of cheesy clichés, you’re in the right place. Let’s make this Valentine’s Day special with these casual and family-friendly ideas!
Love Notes from the Heart: Encourage your little ones to express their love by creating heartfelt notes. Set up a craft station with colored paper, markers, and stickers. Together, write notes of appreciation and love for family members, friends, and even neighbors. It’s a simple yet powerful way to spread God’s love.
Scripture Scavenger Hunt: Incorporate faith into your Valentine’s Day celebration with a scripture scavenger hunt. Select a few verses about love and create clues leading your kids to find them around the house. As they discover each verse, take a moment to discuss its meaning and how it relates to love and kindness.
Baking Blessings: Get your aprons on and bake some sweet treats together. While cookies are in the oven, share stories of how acts of kindness and love can be like the ingredients that make life more delightful. Once the cookies are ready, pack them up and deliver them to neighbors or friends, spreading joy and sweetness.
Prayer Chain of Love: Craft a paper prayer chain with your kids, each link representing a prayer for someone special. Include family, friends, and anyone who could use a little extra love. Hang the prayer chain in a visible place as a reminder to pray for these individuals throughout the month.
Family Movie Night: Choose a family-friendly movie that emphasizes love, compassion, and faith. Pop some popcorn, gather cozy blankets, and create a mini theater experience at home. After the movie, engage in a conversation about the values portrayed and how your family can incorporate them into your daily lives.
Acts of Kindness Challenge: Challenge your family to perform acts of kindness leading up to Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s helping a neighbor, sending an encouraging text, or volunteering together, these acts reflect the love and compassion rooted in Christian values. Keep track of your family’s kindness journey and celebrate your collective impact.
Family Devotional Time: Set aside a special time for a family devotional centered around love. Discuss Bible verses that highlight the essence of love, such as 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. Share personal reflections and encourage your kids to express how they can show love to others in their daily lives.
This Valentine’s Day, let’s focus on creating genuine connections and spreading God’s love in our homes and communities. Keep it casual, keep it real, and most importantly, keep it filled with the love that binds us all together. Happy Valentine’s Day, awesome moms and kiddos!