HP_teddy_reflectionUse this Faith Talk with your children to teach the value of unselfish love by playing a reflecting game.

Things you’ll need:

  • Snack or dessert
  • Craft supplies
  • Bible

Faith Talk:
The usage of the word “LOVE” is both versatile and varied.

  • I LOVE pizza.
  • I LOVE a beautiful sunset.
  • I LOVE God.
  • I LOVE the smell of roses.
  • I LOVE you.

“So now I am giving you a new commandment:
Love each other.” John 13:34a

What does it mean to “love each other”? Share how you have demonstrated love toward one another this past week.

Ask: “What do you see when you look in the mirror?” (reflection)HP_child-reflection

To demonstrate unselfish love, select two family members to sit approximately three feet apart, directly facing one another. Explain that sitting in this position reflects a mirror image. In this activity, one person looks in the “mirror” (the looker) and the other person (the reflector) reflects their image and their actions. Take turns being the looker and the reflector.

Discuss how carefully and exactly the reflector must be to accurately reflect his/her movements.

“Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.”
John 13:34b

Building on the theme of unselfish love, prepare a snack or dessert for an object lesson and example. Instead of feeding yourself, have each person unselfishly (and kindly) feed someone else. Whoever becomes selfish (choosing to feed themselves, not responding to their partners requests, etc.) loses their food. A parent may want to cheat for an example of how selfishness makes us a loser.

Repeat this jingle: Unselfish love is from above.

Use craft supplies to make LOVE cards for someone this week.
CLICK HERE to view the complete LOVE MIRROR Faith Talk.