I love that there is a season when we are reminded to take a moment out of our busy schedules and reflect on the love we have for others. It’s not just for lovers. There are so many ways we can share our love with others. This Valentine service project is a great way, to teach your kids how to show their love for someone special. I love service for others and I want my children to learn to love it too! Follow along to see how easy it can be.
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- Paper heart cut-outs
- Double sided tape or mounting putty
- Someone you love or want to show your appreciation for
Step 1 of the kids Valentine service project
Spread out your paper heart cut outs on the table or a flat work surface that your children can reach. Let your kids write messages on the hearts or draw little pictures or designs, whatever they want. Let them express their love on the hearts. There is no wrong way to do this. (If you have really little kids, maybe use crayons instead of markers or sharpies) Take pictures while your kids do this.
Step 2 of the kids Valentine service project
Gather up your hearts now that they have your love all over them, grab your double sided tape or mounting putty, and load up the car. It is time to deliver your Valentine service project! Drive or walk to your loved one’s home and begin placing hearts all over their front door! Remember to take pictures, because this is the most fun part. You will want to remember this special experience and the memories you made.
When they are all hung, you can either leave unannounced and wait for them to find it on their own, or you can ring the doorbell and stay or run and hide!
Step 3 of the kids Valentine service project
When we return home or in the car on the way home, I like to have a discussion or conversation with them. We talk about the experience they had. I ask each one what their favorite part of the process was and why. I share mine with them as well. This just helps them to recognize the good they did and how it made them feel.
I hope you and your family can enjoy this Valentine service project as much as we did!