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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine Heart Hunt

I like to feel loved and show love, but really, it's a commercialized "holiday."  I still want to show my family love without spending a lot of money.  We played this little game to make a long day a bit more special.  (We have done it before with Easter eggs and Christmas ornaments.  For those of you who celebrate St. Patrick's Day at home, shamrocks would be fun, too.)

We have played this hide and seek game before, but this was the first time I tried to involve E.  He was not interested though.

I cut out pink and blue hearts and "hid" them around the first floor of the house.  At least part of the heart was always visible, and usually most of it was showing.  M was supposed to find the pink hearts and E the blue hearts.
She giggled at the obviousness of this heart.
 I am noticing it's time to clean the fridge door!

 M got the idea to gather hearts in the dump truck.  E still couldn't be convinced to join us though.

Eight of the hearts were of good size-approximately 4 inches.  Each child  M also had 2 smaller hearts to find.  It was also fun for M to hide the hearts for me to find.  (I was hoping the children would do this together.  Maybe in a couple months.)      

This is a fun, no mess activity to show a bit of love.  I intend to take it a step further for M (age 4).  It will also keep the game fresh.  I will be writing numbers 1-20 on the hearts.  Then she'll put them all in order after she finds them.

To focus on real love, I think I will put Bible verses on a few of them to show God's love.  I will only put the reference, that way we have to go to the "grown-up" Bible to see what God says about love.  I am thinking John 3:16 and some LOVE IS verses from 1 Corinthians 13.  What other verses would you suggest?

I'm linking this up with ABC and 123's Show and Tell


pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Fun!! My daughter will L-O-V-E this and big sister can play it with her when she gets home from school!

: )
pinK and green mama,

Ticia said...

Hee hee hee, that is fun to do. My kids have found our Easter eggs, and were happily playing with those yesterday.

Totally Tots has some 1 Cor 13 printables, and I found a site that has some cool John 3:16 and Jesus loves me printables (if you click on the Valentine category you should find it.

Carrie said...

Chalk it up for another great idea!

Bluerose said...

This is a GREAT idea!! I don't know how well my little boy would do this year, but I still think I will try it. I've been looking around for different "holiday" ideas without spending the money for things that will be thrown in the garbage or goodwill in a week. :)

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