What You Need
Paper, scissors, crayons, marker
What You Do
Cut out a paper heart for everyone in the family.
If possible, gather the whole family together. Hand out one heart per family member. Ask everyone to color their heart as they choose. Then, write each person’s name on their heart with the marker.
After everyone finishes coloring their hearts, gather them together. Call each family member to stand up while holding their heart and the rest of the family says, “[Name] can love like Jesus” while they hold their heart.
Say, “In today’s Bible story, we heard about how Jesus loves everyone. That means we can love everyone, too! Let’s color these hearts to remind us how we can love like Jesus.
“Your hearts look wonderful! When I call your name, stand up so everyone can see your heart. (Call a person to stand with their heart.) [Name] can love like Jesus! Yay! [Name] can love like Jesus!” (Repeat with each person.)
“Jesus loves (name each person) because Jesus loves everyone. And we can love everyone because we can love like Jesus! Who can love like Jesus? I can love like Jesus! Yay! I can love like Jesus!”
Dear God, Jesus is the best friend anyone will ever have. He really wants to help, share, and say kind words to everyone in the whole, wide world! That is real love! And we want to love like Jesus. God, will You please help us to help, share and say kind words so people everywhere will know that we love them the way Jesus loves us? We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.