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It has been a while since I posted…but I felt this was important.  I got great feedback from the posts about teaching the bible with Elf on the Shelf. (click here to read that!) I wanted to do something similar with Valentine’s Day.

We kept is simple…we made a Valentine’s Day garland to hang up in our kitchen.

Valentine's Day Garland

First, I read the bible to the girls.  1 Corinthians 13:4-7.  I had to stop as we read and explain what the words meant to the girls.  I wanted to break it down to their language.  I was sure to teach them the correct words, patient, envy, boast, arrogant, irritable, resentful, bears all things, endures all things, rejoice and so on.  I think this is important, when we discuss the bible later, I always use the biblical word as well as an easier synonym.

I cut strips of red construction paper.  On each strip I wrote something from the bible that love is.  I was sure to add the word love on to each of them.

Love is patient.  Love is kind. Love does not envy or boast. Love is not rude or arrogant.  Love does not insist on it’s own way.  Love is not irritable or resentful. Love does not rejoice in wrongdoing. Love rejoices in the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Then I had the girls tell me examples of how we can show love in that way.  Kares wrote her own, I wrote for Kailani.  Some of the answers were great!  “Love is sharing my special toys” “Love is taking turns” “Love is being a good friend” and so on!

Then I just folded the strip in half and stapled to the bottom of the previous heart.  We made a chain that hangs in our kitchen/living area.

The best part of this was later in the day when the kids were acting out.  One wasn’t waiting her turn, the other was insisting she was first. I said wait girls…”Love is patient.  Love doesn’t insist on its own way. Do you think you can show love here?”  Then we talked about how to take turns, let others go first, and really LOVE each other according to the bible.

I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day and I hope you also incorporate some of the bible into your activities.


What did you do for Valentine’s day? Kares wanted to give treats to everyone at school, everyone at dance class, and everyone in the neighborhood. I wanted something a little different than the typical Valentine and wanted something she helped create….but not too expensive of course!
We made chocolate and sprinkled marshmallows! They were a hit.


The ingredients were simple and cheap! Marshmallows, white chocolate (only because ours had to be pink…dark or milk chocolate will be great too), sprinkles, and food coloring.

First I melted the chocolate and added the color. I used a double boiler (I don’t actually have one, so really it was a pot of boiling water with a different pot on top that held the chocolate). You can also melt it in the microwave, but the chocolate will harden after a little bit. If you have a big batch use your crockpot and the chocolate will stay melted and creamy until you are done! Then using a toothpick or I prefer a long skewer and dip the end of the marshmallow in the chocolate.

Next I put sprinkles in a shallow bowl and gently touched them with the hot chocolate on the marshmallow.

(pay no attention to the tiny feet…she helps me cook by sitting on the counter so she can reach!)

Then let them cool on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. No need to even refrigerate!

Kares had fun helping me make them and they didn’t break the bank! They were pretty easy as well. I also made them for Kailani’s birthday party i left them on a stick for her party and maybe will do them for St. Patrick’s day as well. Just change the color sprinkle and chocolate. I even saw different shaped and colored marshmallows if you want to get really fancy.