My friend Cat over at Cap Creations posted these adorable valentine bubbles along with the tutorial showing you how to make them a few days ago, and I just think they are fabulous! Don't you love them? How fun!
As you know, I am always looking for new acitivities to do with my boys, to teach them about God, particularly around the holidays, in order to keep the focus on the true reason for the season. I think these not only make a cute Valentine's day activity and gift, but are also a great way to demonstrate to your children (a visual if you will) how we are to spread God's love to the world!
That being said, simply go here for the complete tutorial for making the valentine bubbles. After making them with your children, read to them the following passage of scripture.
34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[c] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[d] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Discuss the fact that because God loves us so much and gave everything for us (even His own Son), He desires that we love Him with everything we have. Once we are filled with His love, we will be able to pour out His love on others.
(Blow the bubbles)
Point out the fact that when we blow the bubble wand, the little heart bubbles spread everywhere, landing on whatever is near. In the same way, the love of God within us overflows onto those around us, which is why it is very important for us to always use kind words and actions, taking every opportunity to share God's love with everyone we come in contact with.
"The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks." (Luke 6:45)
What about you? Do you have any ideas for sharing God's love this Valentine's Day?
About the Author: Erin Vick Franklin is the founder and director of Worthy of the Prize. Erin has a BBA in Marketing and Management from TCU and a Masters of Christian Education in Church Recreation from Southwestern Seminary. She is a published, award-winning author and poet. Purchase her book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps: A Church's Guide to Implementing an Effective, Community-Reaching Christian Sports Camp to be used as an outreach tool for your church or mission organization. Erin is the wife of A, a Worship Pastor, and a work-at-home-momma to 2 crazy little boys, a and e.