Sunday, February 13, 2011

Broken Hearts for Valentines Day

I've been spending the last few several hours trying to teach myself how to scan something I've created onto the computer....then post it here for you to click onto.  I scanned my pictures on the flatbed...and it ended up in 4 separate pages.  So there will be four URL's to click on here...   Hmm...I'll try to do better next time.

I didn't really want to take a day off from teaching "I Will Follow Gods Plan" in order to just sing fun songs for Valentines Day.  Tomorrow is Ward Conference, and the Stake folks will be I wanted to teach the second part of the song.....while incorporating Valentines Day in a fun way.

I took this idea I saw from last year.  I'm not sure who's idea this was, so if it's yours, please post a comment to that effect so you'll get the credit.  Last year's version had the words from "He Sent His Son."  So I just used her idea with this year's song for February.

My plan is to place one half of a heart into an envelope, address it to "Shadow Ridge Ward Primary Children,' place a sticker of "Christ with little children" I bought at Deseret Book, for the stamp.

I even postmarked it.....if you can see it.  I know, it doesn't even resemble a real postmark, but it gives the effect....ever so slightly......  It says, "Created With Love..."

I worried that the kids would take too long opening the envelope the conventional I just placed a heart sticker on the back to close it.

I'll have helpers pull the envelopes out of the Mailman's mail pouch, open them, then we'll sing the phrase which is on that half.  

As we continue opening the envelopes, more pieces of the song will be revealed and the kids will try to match them up.  If they get the whole song matched up, they'll get a valentine treat!  (Oh heck...They'll get one anyway....) Hopefully, by the time the valentines are all matched up they will have learned the song fairly well.  Afterwards....I'll have a valentine treat for them, which they will take from the mail pouch as they leave Primary.

Here are the PDF heart files.
My Life Is a Gift......
My Choice Was to Come.....
I Will Work....
Then I Will Be Happy.....

Here's the yummy treat I'll be handing out.  I put a little bit inside a snack-sized ziplock for each child.


  1. I couldn't get the PDF files to open. :(

  2. Cute idea! I just may use that for next year:)

  3. The links take you to a shared file link. Look on the upper right hand side, and you'll see a download link. That will put the files on your computer so you can print them out. Let me know if you continue to have problems by e-mailing me at

  4. I also got "Page not found" ~ Return to main page. Although, I did want to say, I enjoy all your ideas...Thanks for sharing. :-)

  5. If you happen to check comments from this blog I'd love to have the PDF files sent to me to use for singing time. I love it and we are teaching this song again this year. Thanks! sarahlewis97030 at gmail dot com

  6. I would also love the pdf files. My email is
    thank you!

  7. I would also love the pdf files. My email is


  8. Hoping you can send me the pdf files also! Cute idea! Thank you!

  9. Can you figure out how to post the PDF files on pinterest rather than email them to all of us? Love it!

  10. I really love this idea. If you could please email the PDF files to me if you still have them I would love to use it!
    haja711 {at} gmail {dot} com

  11. If you still have the PDF files, I would love to use them as well. Such a great idea!

  12. I would also love a copy of the PDF files! THANK YOU!

  13. If you happen to still have the files I'd love them as well! thank you!