Sunday, February 9, 2014

Kids Ministry Suggestions: February is for Valentines

This month marks the beginning of a new feature in the 4:12 Network. We will feature monthly suggestions for you to use as you lead your ministry to children. I hope you enjoy Kids' Ministry Suggestions: February.

ENCOURAGING KIDS MINISTRY LEADERS

Send post cards or an e-card to your leaders with the following message: "Thank you for sharing God's LOVE with children! Happy Valentines Day!" Include the following verse: We love because He first loved us! (1 John 4:19)

IDEAS FOR THE CHILDREN

Valentines Cards
Illustration One
Send a card (See Illustration One) to the children with a challenge to memorize John 3:16 and share it with a you when they come to Sunday School. Explain that they will receive a "kiss" (Hershey Kiss) when they share the verse. Give each child a "Hershey Kiss" when they recite the verse.

Conversation Hearts From God
Illustration Two
Write the following on 2x3 card stock paper and attach with ribbon to a box of Conversation Hearts (See Illustration Two). Encourage the children to give the Conversation Hearts to their parents and to look up the verses, reading them together.
  • Chosen - John 15:16
  • True Love - John 3:16
  • Love - 1 John 4:7
  • Peace - 2 Corinthians 13:11
  • Call Me - Jeremiah 33:3
  • Faithful Love - Jeremiah 31:3
  • Heart - Luke 10:27
  • Be Mine - Isaiah 51:15-16
  • My Valentine - 1 John 4:9-10
Kids Ministry Suggestions are provided by Ginger Owens, Minister of Childhood Education, First Baptist, Panama City FL and 4:12 Network Member.