A Love A Lot Lesson Plan
Fun Activities For Kids On The Emotion Of Love
Welcome to a lesson plan with Love-A-Lot Bear, the Care Bear who loves to take care of others and make them feel appreciated and is very sweet and soft-spoken.
In this free lesson plan we will be looking at how to show you love through song, story, crafts and games. In some ways love comes quite naturally to children, but at the same time they need to be reminded to be active in giving out their love so that they grow and become a better person themselves because of it.
We also think about who loves us and how reliable and consistent love is. Hopefully by reinforcing the truth that they are loved, they will be stronger and more confident to face a world in the knowledge of who they are, even when others might not always be of the same mind.
Searching for true love - That is consistent and reliable
Where Can You Find The Purest Form Of Love?
Introducing Love A Lot Bear - Pass the bear to each child in turn as they share their news
Encourage the children to share how they have felt loved this week or indeed, been able to show their love to someone else, just as Love A Lot Bear loves to do.
Watch how love a lot bear's tummy, ears and paws glow when exposed to bright light for just 30 seconds.
Where Love Comes From
Sequencing a love quote
Write out the verse below and get the children to repeat it together. Talk about where love comes from and whether they could imagine a world without love (God). Once they have repeated it several times, you could cut up the words and get them to sequence them in the right order, so that it can be read again correctly.
Let us love each other, for love comes from God. He who loves is a child of God and he knows God.— 1John 4v7, The Bible
Singing Songs About Love - Kids love singing and it's a great way to help them to remember things!
Sing this verse to the tune of "Polly put the kettle on", with the following text:
Dear friends let us love each other (x3)
For love is from God
He who loves is a child of God (x3)
And he knows God.
You could offer them a selection of percussion instruments to join in the band!
Here are some more songs that you can find on Amazon about love.
A Story About Love
This very touching story brings out the meaning of selfless love in a way that the children can understand. When we told the story of The Good Samaritan with our group, we acted it out, with each child playing a different role. They loved it so much that we had to repeat it several times!
If you are not sure of this timeless story, you can buy the book below, read it first of all to the children, showing them the colourful illustrations before your theatre comes to life!
If you are feeling creative, you could replace the Samaritan in the story with Love A Lot Bear, who loves to take care of others!
Someone Who Decided To Love A Lot!
Give each child a large heart cut-out, old magazines and catalogues, scissors and coloured pens/pencils
Arts & Crafts Ideas About Love -
On one side of their heart they could write the verse they looked at earlier, "Where Love Comes From" and on the other they stick on pictures from the magazines that depict love for them.
- The Gift Of Love- a box that you can never open
Here is another craft idea- a lovely gift of love that children could make at any time of the year!