Sigh..... definitely soft! A melted heart is not exactly what I'd planned to use for our kidmin Valentine's Day gifts.
Why do anything for Valentine's Day?
I know that many churches and children's ministry leaders omit any reference to Valentine's Day in their programs or on their social media; and that's fine. It's certainly not a religious event or commemoration. But with the Valentine's Day focus of love, it seems a shame to miss the opportunity to shine the light on God's amazing love.
Not only is this a wonderful opportunity to encourage the kids to share God's love with others, it's also the perfect time to remind our volunteers of how much we love and appreciate their involvement in the kidmin programs.
Check out these ideas
So, if you're considering Valentine's Day gifts for the kids to make and share with others, or perhaps making some gifts yourself to hand out to your volunteers, you might like to check out these creative ideas.
Check out these 5 kidmin Valentine's Day ideas! You'll find more information about each idea below...
This is a simple activity for kids to complete. Download the printable here. Print and hand out to the kids in your groups to colour. They can be cut to size, mounted on coloured card and handed out to their friends and family.
The site claims that this is not as difficult as it looks: plus, it comes with an instructional clip. You can also download the free printable, as well as four other designs, as long as you sign up for the emails. Check out the clip below and you can find more information, as well as the printable, here.
These are lovely and I wish I'd found them sooner. They can be downloaded from the website here and printed, ready for kids to personalise and hand out to their friends. Or... buy some simple frames (like the ones I found at Kmart). Mount the printables with the frames and add a coloured card backing. Then attach a small chocolate heart as a simple gift for a friend. See my sample ones.
This is a simple idea but still heart-felt. You can find the instructions plus the free printable on this site.
Hand these gifts out to your volunteers as a 'thank you' for their involvement in children's ministry. You also might like to check out these Valentine's Day ideas for your volunteers.
5.. Valentine's Day lesson for children's ministry
This lesson teaches kids that God has promised His love will never fail them, and that the very first fruit of the Spirit is love. If you're quick,you can pick this one up FREE. Find it here on ChildrensMinistryDeals.com