Would Valentine’s be complete without the ubiquitous conversation heart candy? (Well, this year, it’ll have to be, since the candy isn’t being made this year!). In thinking about a writing / copywork activity for my boys themed around the idea of love for Valentine’s Day, I decided writing their own conversation hearts for God would be perfect! So I created this conversation hearts printable for them (and for you! You can grab it at the end of this post!).
Conversation Hearts Printable – Use with Hymn of the Month!
As I was thinking about how cute it would be for the boys to write conversation hearts for God, we were also beginning this month’s hymn study of My Jesus, I Love Thee. We’ve been using Happy Hymnody’s Hymn of the Month downloads for over a year now, and LOVE every month. If you’re looking for a low-key way to bring more faith into your daily life, follow her on Instagram to enjoy her community of hymn lovers!
Anyway, as we sang the song each day this past week, I was struck by how many phrases in the song are little love phrases to God. Or “terms of endearment” to our God.
- My Jesus
- I love thee
- Thou art mine
- Gracious Redeemer
- Endless delight
- Ever adore thee
- Praise thee
- My Savior
The boys and I picked out these loving words to our Savior from the song, and then they wrote them in their Conversation Hearts worksheet I designed.
Using glittery pens and markers, the boys could make them as fancy and personalized as they liked.
Meanwhile, they were working on spelling and handwriting!
More importantly, we’re diving into the truth of the words in this song. How our love for Jesus is really only a reflection and reaction to His love for us.
Writing with Hymn of the Month
As the boys drew and doodled their conversation hearts for God, we played various version of this hymn in the background. The boys like having a hands-on activity while we listen to the song, since we listen so often during the month.
We get the playlist suggestions from Happy Hymnody’s fabulous YouTube channel. I just save our favorite hymn versions to my own playlist and we cycle through them during the month. We listen to hymns during our morning time, our lunchtime, and during art and writing activities with the hymn like this copywriting activity.
If you’re looking for a quick and simple activity for Valentine’s Day, I’m giving you this Conversation Hearts printable for free! Just click the picture to download your own Conversation Hearts printable. You can use it with the Happy Hymnody’s hymn of the month, or use it for your own purposes.
If you know someone who’d like this printable, would you share this link with them (rather than just forwarding your copy to them)? Thanks so much!
And, if you’d like a non-hymn specific Conversation Hearts printable, here’s a modified version!
May God richly bless you with His Love!