These Bible-based Valentine’s Day activities for kids show how to celebrate Valentine’s Day through Bible verses. Christian parents, caregivers, teachers, and Sunday school teachers will love this fun heart scavenger hunt that teaches the truth about love from God’s Word.
Want more lessons about love? Check out all of the Valentine’s Day activities and love lessons found here.
Bible-Based Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids
This Bible-Based activity for kids comes with a free printable. I originally did this activity with my kids in 2012. This post is an update to that post so I can provide the free printable resource for you.
This scavenger hunt heart activity can be used for Valentine’s Day, or it can be used as part of my character-building series.
“What is your character-building series?” you ask. I’m so glad you inquired. If you check out my character development tab, you will discover 52 character traits we work on throughout the year, which equals one word per week to focus on with your kids.
Each character trait has 7-9 lessons, so if you wanted to work on character daily with your kids. This can be an amazing resource. In this series, you will find a word, definition, scripture to memorize, book lists, and a number of activities and crafts related to the topic.
I hope you are inspired to work on building character with your kids because being intentional in your parenting will help give great direction to both you and your children.
Now, on to our lesson about love through this Bible-Based Valentine’s Day activity for kids.
Materials Needed to Do This Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt
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- FREE PRINTABLE of hearts with scripture
- Valentine Colored Stock Paper
- Some Cute Kids that Want to Go on a Scavenger Hunt
What Scriptures Teach about Love?
Here is a list of the verses I used for this Bible-Based Valentine’s Day Activity for Kids:
- 1 John 4:8: Whoever does not LOVE does not know GOD, because GOD is LOVE.
- 1 John 4:9: This is how GOD showed his LOVE among us: He sent his one and only SON into the world that we might live through him.
- 1 John 4:10: This is LOVE: not that we loved GOD, but that he loved us and sent his SON as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
- 1 John 4:12: No one has ever seen GOD; but if we LOVE one another, GOD lives in us and his LOVE is made complete in us.
- 1 John 4:16b: GOD is LOVE. Whoever lives in LOVE lives in GOD and GOD in him.
- 1 John 4:19: We LOVE because he [God] first loved us
- 1 John 5:2: This is how we know that we are children of GOD: by LOVING GOD and carrying out his commands.
- 1 John 5:3: This is LOVE for GOD: to obey his commands.
How to Do this Valentine’s Day Activity
Print out the hearts with scripture onto different colored paper. I used traditional Valentine’s Day colors with shades of pink and red.
Cut out the hearts.
Hide the hearts around a room or around the house while the kids are occupied and not watching. After you are done hiding the hearts, tell the kids they are going on a treasure hunt to find 8 hearts hidden around the house.
When they find a heart they say, “I found God’s truth.” Then, everything pauses, and the kids return to you so you can read the scripture to the group.
Continue until all the hearts are found. If your kids are anything like mine when they were little, they might want to keep it going. My littles kept hiding their hearts for one another. This is such a great way to get your kids excited about learning and hearing scripture.
I love this lesson on love because while all of the character traits we are trying to teach are important, the most important thing for them to know and understand is God’s love and grace for us. It’s not by works that we are saved. It is through faith. Teaching our kids to truly understand God’s love is how they fall in love with Him and His perfect ways, which helps inform their character.
Want More Bible-Based Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids?
Here are some more free Christian Valentine’s Day teaching resources for parents, Sunday school teachers, teachers, or grandparents. Here’s a shout out to the amazing grandparents out there who send me messages saying they are using my resources as they love on their grandkids.