For a Valentines BB at our church hallway, all of the children made Valentines to God! Most of them cut out a heart on colored paper and then glued it to another paper. They came out all different sizes and colors – and that worked great. They wrote thing on them like: “I love you God”, “thanks for helping me with my problems”, “thanks for saving me”, and some even wrote their favorite bible verse. They also used colors to decorate them, just like a regular valentine. I used a God is Love border, but you could really use any solid color, especially red. Because they had all been glued to square or rectangular shaped paper, I was able to make a quilt type thing out of them. It covered the board with lots of color and the adults all loved them – and the kids were so proud of themselves at they way were to display their love for the Heavenly Father.
For a Valentine’s bb, we made fish, octopus, and other sea creatures out of hearts. We painted butcher paper blue, and called it “The Sea of Love”.
Ink Blot Hearts
Have the children cut pre-drawn hearts out of construction paper and fold it in half. Open the hearts back up and lay then flat on the table. Next have the children spoon different colors of paint onto one side of their hearts. Refold the heart and using their hands have the children rub the outside of the heart. When you open it back up you will have ink blot hearts.
I made Jello paint with the children, using 1 small pkg. Jello mixed with 1/4 cup of water. I used different colors of Jello to fit the Themes. (Red for Valentine and Christmas, Black and Orange for Halloween, etc.) The children really enjoy this because the paint is very sparkly and it has a very nice smell.
Precut a large heart (Red or Pink).
Write the words I love You with black markers. Then outline the I love you with Elmer’s glue , and then sprinkle on Red glitter. Let dry. Have each student put this cut heart under their chin and snap a photo. Let the students make a frame and WaLa you have a great Valentine presents for Mom And Dad.