Valentine's Day Sunday School LessonYou can use this FREE Valentine's Day Sunday School Lesson in your Children's Church this Valentine's Day or anytime in February.  Valentine's Day is a fun and exciting time! Use this FREE lesson to teach kids about God's love for us, and why we should love others. Perfect for any Children's Ministry, Kids Church, or Sunday School. If you're looking for other Valentine's Day activities then be sure to check out all of our FREE Valentine's Day Children's Ministry resources as well as our very popular Bible Verse Valentine's for Kids

Valentine's Day Sunday School Lesson For Kids:

BOTTOM LINE: 

God’s love will never let us down. 

OBJECTIVE: 

Kids will learn they can count on Jesus to be there for them always. 

KEY PASSAGE: 

Galatians 5:22-23, 1 John 4:7-8, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a

MEMORY VERSE: 

“Love never fails.” - 1 Corinthians 13:8a (NIV, NIrV)

SUMMARY: 

The Bible tells us that God is love and that love never fails. People and circumstances will let us down, but God never will. 

OBJECT LESSON:

Box of Chocolates 

Does anyone here like chocolate? Who would like to try a piece right now?

Pick a few kids to try pieces. Let them sample them and see what flavors they get.

 Heart-shaped boxes of chocolates are the top sellers when it comes to Valentine's candy, but they are not the only kind of candy you can buy this time of year. Does anyone know why? Let me give you a clue. Is there anyone here allergic to chocolate? 

As fun and as nice as boxes of chocolate are, they are not a catch-all gift for Valentines. Some people are allergic to chocolate. Some people don’t like chocolate. Some people love chocolate, but they don’t like the samplers because they would rather not take a chance eating one they don’t like – like the coconut!

Long story short, you better know your Valentine before you buy that box of chocolates if you don’t want a Valentine’s Day FAIL!

There’s only one thing and one person that will never fail and never let you down. God’s love is the thing, and God is the person. God is our Creator. He loves us, and he will always be there for us. Valentines will come and go, but God’s love is never changing and never wavering.

Don’t put your trust in the things of this world. Place your trust in the one who will never let you down, Jesus!

LARGE GROUP LESSON

INTRO

Valentine's Day is supposed to be a happy day. It’s a day when young lovers celebrate their new love and old couples celebrate all their years of love. It’s a day of hope for many more who wish to be in love. But for some, it's a day of sadness of not having love. In fact, sometimes Valentine's Day can turn into a disaster.

Take this story for example. A guy in Indiana wanted to show a girl he knew in Florida that he loved her, so he arranged to send her a HUGE bouquet of flowers for Valentine’s Day. The flowers were delivered as promised, and the girl was absolutely delighted. “Are these from your boyfriend?” asked the delivery man.

 “No,” she said. “He’s a really good friend.”

“Oh, okay,” said the delivery man. Later that day, the delivery man called the girl back and asked her out on a date.

It’s never easy to watch your plans fail, is it? You plan and you prepare. You want to make sure everything is just right. But then… disaster strikes. We see it happen in the Super Bowl, when one team’s plan for victory falls apart. We see it on Valentine’s Day, when one young man’s hopes of winning his true love are dashed to pieces. We see it on TV shows, where an aspiring singer’s hopes of stardom are crushed when she’s told, “You’re just not good enough.”

Thankfully, there is one thing that never fails, and that’s the love of God. In a world where people fail you, products fail you, and plans fall to pieces, we can have peace of mind knowing we have a God who will always be there for us.

READ / MAIN POINT

The Bible has a lot to say about love. Paul lists it first among the fruits of the spirit:

 Read Galatians 5:22-23 

Paul described the unique nature of love in 1 Corinthians:

Read 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a

And John, in his first letter, summed it up with these words:

Read 1 John 4:7-8

God’s love never fails because God never fails. God is love, and God’s love is enough to get us through any disappointment we may face!

DRIVE IT HOME

For most of you, Valentine’s Day is a day to trade cards with friends at school and get a little candy from Mom and Dad. In a few years, it will be a very different day. Many of you will have Valentines of your own. Some will not. Some will try to gain a sweetheart, and some, unfortunately will lose yours. When you get to that point, you’re going to see just how much people can fail you. Broken hearts and broken promises add up, and you’ll soon realize how much people can let you down.

Boyfriends and girlfriends aren’t the only ones that’ll let you down. Nobody is perfect, and in your life, you can expect your parents, your teachers, your heroes, just about everyone to disappoint you. Promises are forgotten or broken. Hopes and dreams fail to come true. These leave you disappointed, wondering if there’s anyone at all you can trust.

You can trust in God. God is your maker. He sent his son Jesus to die for your sins. He loves you with all his heart, and he wants nothing but his best for you. God will give you the love you need to get through the hard times.

 In God’s love we find hope. We find hope that we will love again. We find hope that things will get better. We find hope that we will one day live with God in a place free from pain and broken hearts.

 I hope all of you enjoy Valentine’s Day, this year and in the years to come. It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate love and all the good that love brings. Just remember that only one love will never let you down, and that’s the love of God. As 1 John tells us, God is love, and when we place our trust in God, he will never let us down.

CLOSE WITH A SIMPLE PRAYER

Dear God,

Thank you for your amazing love. Help us to share that love with others, and to sense your love when we need it most. 

In Jesus’s name, 

Amen

MEMORY VERSE: 

“Love never fails.” - 1 Corinthians 13:8a (NIV, NIrV)

LARGE GROUP MEMORY VERSE ACTIVITY: 

Put the verse on the big screen and read it aloud with the kids. 

SMALL GROUP MEMORY VERSE ACTIVITY: 

Have the kids practice saying their memory verse, then see who can say it backwards.

CRAFT IDEA:

Let the kids pick a few Valentine's Day cards from some of the school multi-packs, enough for their immediate family, and have kids fill them out. Have them add 1 Corinthians 13:8A to the cards if there is room! Or use our FREE Bible Verse Valentine's.

LARGE GROUP GAME:

CAN YOU READ MY HEART? 

ITEMS NEEDED: 

Candy hearts

INSTRUCTIONS: 

Multiple kids can play this game. In this game the moderator will pick kids from the audience. The moderator pulls out a candy heart and looks at the message. The moderator then gives the kid two options as to what the heart says, i.e. “Does it say ‘Love You’ or ‘Text Me’?” If they guess right, they get a prize. 

VARIATION: 

You can also make it a contest between two people and see who gets the most right.

SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION (K-2ND)

ICEBREAKER:

What’s your favorite Valentine's candy? 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

Read Galatians 5:22-23

What is the first fruit of the spirit?

Read 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a

How does Paul describe love?

Read 1 John 4:7-8

What does John say about love?

Why is God’s love better than human love?

Does God love everyone unconditionally?

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,

Thank you for your amazing love. Be near us when we are hurting, and let us know that you are near. Thank you for always being there for us.

In Jesus’s name, 

Amen

SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION (3RD-5TH) 

ICEBREAKER:

What’s your favorite Valentine's candy? 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

Read Galatians 5:22-23

What is the first fruit of the spirit?

Read 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a

How does Paul describe love?

Read 1 John 4:7-8

What does John say about love?

Why is God’s love better than human love?

How do we know that God will never fail us?

SIMPLE PRAYER:

Dear God,

Thank you for your amazing love. Be near us when we are hurting, and let us know that you are near. Thank you for always being there for us. 

In Jesus’s name, 

Amen

For your convenience, you can also download the entire PDF version of this Valentine's Day Children's Church Lesson (just click the link).

You can also find additional Valentine's Day Sunday School Lesson Ideas from these websites:

Sunday School Curriculum- Valentine's Day and Love - DLTK-Bible

Valentines Day? You'll Love these Free Kids Ministry Ideas

Valentines Day: Free Sunday School Lesson and Valentine Card Craft

Fun Science Object Lesson for Valentine's Day! - Creative Bible Study

Valentine's Day History and Sunday School Activities - DLTK-Kids