If you have been following my blog for at least a year you will remember our LOVE printables from last year. If you are new, or need a reminder, here is my post from Totally Tots where I introduced them, and here’s my post showing how I adapted the theme for Pac Man to include him.
This year we are using the printables again, but in a bit of a different way. I was inspired by this idea, and created our own version, which we began today. I laminated the hearts, punched a hole in the bottom and hooked a pipe cleaner through the hole, making them all differing lengths. I put red, black, and white glass gems into a clear vase and printed a small version of the verse to display with the vase.
First, we read 1 Corinthians 13 together and then I let each boy choose a stick out of my LOVE basket. Pac Man chose “perseveres” and Krash chose “does not boast” we discussed the meaning of each one together and then placed them in our vase.
We then read what I will be using as our main book for this theme, God’s Love is Amazing which I got for $1.49 on CBD! It is a simple book, with an evangelism message, and gave a great base for us to discuss God’s amazing love for us. I plan to read this book each day, along with other books that we have focusing on love.
After reading, I played the song, Your Love is Amazing (from this cd…Cedarmont Worship For Kids, Volume 1) for the boys and we praised together! I plan to use music this year as a way to bring our theme of God’s love all together, both boys love praise music so they loved this!!! All day I heard Krash singing, “hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah your love makes me sing…” it was great!
Pac Man is also copying verses again this year (see link above), and he got a kick out of his handwriting on the verses he copied last year! We are just adding to the same notebook he began last year!
The PDF files for the hearts and verse are hosted here on the Love Tot Pack page (near the bottom). The PDF files for the verse copy sheets are hosted here.