I’ve been trying to be more intentional about doing projects with Levi. You’d think being a former teacher that craft time would come naturally, but sometimes I just prefer to craft on my own. Levi loves doing projects with me…and I love that. He has even been caught playing by himself and talking to his toys about “doing a craft”. His dad really loves that. Ha! 😉
I have a few Valentine projects planned out and this was the first. I originally got this idea from Megan (click on the link for the tutorial) and actually made these hearts a few years ago at our cousin Valentine party. They were fun so I decided to try them again with Levi.
I have been talking to the boys about God’s love for us and what it looks like for us to love God and one another. We are memorizing a few verses about love this month too. So this year we glued on some of those verses around the outside of our hearts.
Here they are all finished. Levi made the green and blue one…because green and blue are his favorite colors. I made the red one. And Griffin just cried and watched. 🙂
We hung them up on our big chalkboard above the verse we are working on right now. I just realized I forgot to write the reference…it’s 1 John 4:16. This verse has been a good reminder for me as we approach Cora’s heaven anniversary this week. When the sadness starts weighing on me I can be confident in and rely on the love God has for me. It helps me to trust God when it is hard and I don’t understand, to be reminded that God loves me deeply and personally.
And what a great prayer to be praying for my boys. I pray that they would know and rely on the love God has for them…that they would abide in God and God in them. This month I am praying specifically that they would begin to understand that God loves them personally too.
Here are a few other verses about God’s love and our hearts that I jotted down to read with my boys this month:
1 John 4:16
1 John 4:19
1 John 3:1
Happy heart month!