Game : Heart-A-Stack
You’ll need several boxes of Conversation Hearts (you can find at dollar stores), and a timer. Using conversation hearts, all players must stack as many hearts as they can in 1 minute. If your pile falls over you have to start over. At the end of 1 minute, the player with the tallest stack wins! Then go around the table and have each family member say what they LOVE about the “winner”. Keep playing until everyone gets a chance to be the winner. At the end of the game enjoy eating your game pieces!
Outing : Surprise Love
As a family choose a neighbor or family friend who you could surprise with some extra love. Mow their lawn, take out their trash, walk their dog, help with a house project, paint a fence, deliver a meal, choose something that you would want someone to do for you! Live out this months life app as a family but surprising someone with LOVE.
Recipe : For The Love Of Chocolate
Anyone can buy a box of chocolates, surprise someone your family loves by making them chocolates! As a family work together on this easy recipe for delicious chocolate truffles.
1 (8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 cups of semisweet chocolate chips, melted
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
options for outer coating:
chopped candy bars
In an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until well blended. Stir in melted chocolate and vanilla until no streaks remain. Refrigerate for about 1 hour. Shape into 1 inch balls, kids will love this silly messy step. Roll truffle in chosen outer coating.
Craft : Bags of Love
Love is treating someone the way you’d want to be treated. Treat someone to a bag of love! Using paper lunch bags (colored ones are fun!), decorate the outside with loving words, stickers, beautiful art and some sparkle. Then fill the inside with love notes, baked goods, and maybe some homemade chocolate truffles (see recipe above). As a family deliver these bags of love to family, friends, teachers, postal workers or someone who needs a little extra love this month.