“Love Is…” Mobile & Valentine’s Day Books (FREE PRINTABLE)

6 Feb

I Corintians 13.4 to 7

Here’s my fun Valentine Day-inspired FREE Printable! Download by clicking here: I Corintians 13.4 to 7

We used this in the preschool Sunday School class that I teach when they were memorizing I Corinthians 13:4-7. I printed these off, cut them out, and the children colored them. I then mounted them on foam hearts that I got at Michael’s. We punched holes in the top and bottom of each heart, and they made a mobile with the verses. They were SO CUTE! I encouraged the children to hang then in their rooms, so they could remember (and their parents) all of the truths God taught us about love.

You could do a million things with this printable. You could make a mobile for your child’s room. You could make this and give it to a grandparent or a man or woman in a nursing home. You could use it as garland to decorate your mantle or fireplace. If you don’t have foam hearts, construction paper, scrapbook paper, or card stock would work. You could paint, finger paint, do-a-dot marker, or (dare I say it??) glitter the hearts. Each family member could decorate one heart, and then it becomes a family project. You could even laminate them to use it every year!

Alas, I took a picture of our I Corinthians 13 banner and can’t find it. Since then ours has been destroyed. (Did I mention that I have three boys?!?!?)  Maybe those of you with daughters will have more success with the permanence of this.

St. Valentine (Robert Sabuda) –We read this because I enjoy unearthing the origins of holidays. I have no clue of its historical accuracy, but we enjoyed it.

The Legend of the Valentine: An Inspirational Story of Love and Reconciliation (Katherine Grace Bond) -I love “The Legend of…” series and have enjoyed several of these during Christmas. I was excited to find a Valentine edition. This is the story of a young African American boy named Marcus in Alabama in the 1960s and a decision he faces regarding love or forgiveness. The story time warps back to Ancient Rome and tells the story of St. Valentine and relates it to Marcus’s dilemma. (For my CC readers, this would be a great tie-in to Ancient Rome and Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.)

The Story of Valentine’s Day (Nancy J. Skarmeas)-This is on our “to read” list this year for Valentine’s Day. I love Candy Cane Press books, so I was excited to find a Valentine’s Day book by these great folks. Excited to check it out!

What about you guys?!?!? Do you have any fun Valentine Day traditions, activities or books? I would love to hear and share with other Suzanne Shares readers! 🙂

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5 Responses to ““Love Is…” Mobile & Valentine’s Day Books (FREE PRINTABLE)”

  1. Nanette R February 7, 2014 at 10:02 am #

    I have been thinking of what kind of valentine garland I want to make, so this gives me some ideas! Also, I want to say that I appreciate how you are teaching your boys about Valentine’s Day and are choosing to focus on the ways you can love/serve each other in your family during a time of year that some people get cynical. I personally love Valentine’s Day (maybe because I’m a February baby and have many fond memories of Valentine’s Day from my life), but have been having conversations with people lately who have a different opinion.

    • Suzanne Shares February 9, 2014 at 7:09 pm #

      Nanette! Thanks for commenting! 🙂 You’re always so encouraging, and I’m so honored that you read my blog post. 🙂 I’m glad this was inspiring to you! I want to see how your valentine garland turns out! 🙂 I’m a February baby, too, and I think that is part of the reason that I love it so much as well. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, friend!!! When is your birthday? Mine is the 18th. 🙂

      Yes, I agree! It is a great day to serve others! There are so many people who are DOWN and SAD on Valentine’s Day, so what a great day to display love to them. 🙂

  2. Whitney February 12, 2015 at 12:17 pm #

    Love the garland idea! I was looking for a simple project for Valentine’s Day, and this is it. Thank you, my friend!

    • Suzanne Shares February 14, 2015 at 4:24 pm #

      Awesome!!! So glad this is helpful! I hope sweet Bryn had fun making this!!! 🙂 🙂

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