Game : Love Structures
There’s so much to love about this family game. You will challenge each other to build the tallest free standing “Love Structure” out of heart shaped marshmallows!
What you need: Heart shaped marshmallows, tooth picks, timer, measuring tape/ruler and paper plate (Valentine themed would be fun).
Each family member will need their own plate, bowl of marshmallows and handful of tooth picks. Set a timer for 5 minutes and then start building! The family member with the tallest structure at the end of the 5 minutes wins. Play as many times as you like. After playing talk about how love should be the structure of our lives. That treating other’s the way you want to be treated is exactly how Jesus loves us. Talk about ways you can love others better and build a strong structure of love in your life.
Outing : Sharing The Love
This fun family outing will spread love in your community and bless others as well as your family. As a family sit down and write encouraging messages on small slips of paper. Things like, “You’re Smart”, “You are loved”, “You are special”, “Have the best day ever”, “You can do it!”, “Today is the day.”..etc. Then get a party pack helium tank and balloons from your local party store. Place your notes of love inside each balloon and fill with helium, then tie a string to the end and write, “Sharing Love” on each balloon. Head to a park or community gathering place and hand out balloons to people. Watch as you brighten others day and spread some love around your community.
Recipe : Love Bug Oreos
These easy and adorable no bake treats are fun to eat and great to share with those you love, like teachers, neighbors and friends.
1 and 1/2 cups red candy melting wafers
edible eyes sprinkles
heart or valentine color sprinkles
Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. In a microwave safe bowl, add red candy wafers. Microwave on medium heat for 30 seconds. Remove and stir slowly. Replace in microwave for 15 second increments until candy wafers are completely melted.
Dip Oreo cookie three-fourths of the way into the melted red chocolate and lightly tap to remove excess chocolate; transfer to parchment paper and immediately add Valentine’s Day sprinkles.
Add a drop of chocolate to the backs of candy eyeballs using a toothpick and stick to the chocolate part of the Oreo cookie. Allow Love Bug Oreo Cookies to sit until chocolate sets. Eat & Enjoy!
Craft : Fizzing Love Art
Science meets art with this beautiful craft project. This craft can be created with things you already have in your pantry! So much fun.
What you need: Water color paper (cut into heart shapes), baking soda, vinegar, cookie sheet lined with tin foil, food coloring gels, spoon, muffin pan and eye dropper.
Place pre-cut paper hearts on tin foil lined cookie sheet. Add about ¼ cup vinegar into each section of muffin tin and add a few drops of gel coloring into each section and mix. Using a spoon sprinkle baking soda on top of your hearts in a solid even layer. Then using the eye dropper, fill with the color vinegar you want to use and squeeze over baking soda heart and watch the magic. Continue adding more colors and watching the bubbles emerge. Tip heart to allow excess vinegar to drip off then set aside to dry, and continue to create with the other hearts you cut out.
Once dry write loving messages on the back of each heart. These would make incredible Valentines and or beautiful decorations for you home. Enjoy creating these one of a kind hearts.