Love One Another (V-Day) Family Night Idea

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

I debated posting this since it’s so last minute, but here’s a quick and easy idea for those of you spending tonight at home with family like we are.  (Mr. Thrive and I celebrate V-day a week before or after because of kiddo #5’s birthday).

We’re having a special “Love One Another” family home evening lesson on showing love to each other all the time. I’m loosely following the ideas here, changing up the treat and activity. (And you could use this idea for an FHE activity year-round.)

And since conversation hearts are a family favorite, we decided to do something a little different and make conversations hearts out of felt.


Kid #2 and #3 helped me cut out hearts from cardboard and cover them with felt.


Kids glued hearts to felt with school glue; I wrapped and then glued the edges using hot glue.

During the lesson we’ll be writing down ways to show love for each person on our  hearts and then hanging them up for the next few weeks to help us all remember that showing LOVE isn’t just for Valentine’s Day.

I experimented with what I had on hand: glitter pens and sharpies.  The kids loved the glitter, but it’s messy so be prepared. Markers are probably the way to go it you want these to be easy to read.


This is a textbook Rock What Ya Got project that would work with paper + crayons; cardboard+fabric+mod podge + pens; whatever  ….

Kid#2 sure had fun with the samples and my Sharpie collection.


Now all I need for tonight is a cupcake bar with plenty of frosting, sprinkles and candy conversation hearts.


Wishing you all a wonderful day with your sweethearts!


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  1. Oh, this is great! Thank you for posting it -- I was trying to come up with a good idea for a V-day FHE tonight, and my kids will totally dig this.

  2. BTW -- your link to the lesson doesn't work. I think you pasted it in there twice. Thanks again!

  3. I've been trying to figure out what we were going to do tonight for our FHE...this is great!! Thanks for the idea!

  4. It's too bad Valentines Day isn't for another four months. Still, I suppose planning a family home evening lesson that far out isn't a bad thing, right? And I'm not waiting for FHE in February to break out a cupcake bar. That's happening in four days. Awww, yeah.

    - MaryAnn


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