Youth Ideas: Love Is by sappken

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    Youth Ideas:
      Love Is

    Use this creative
   teaching idea as an
    introduction to a
  lesson on love or for
     Valentine's Day

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  Materials
  1. A large sheet of poster
     board or newsprint
     (classified ads work best
     for newsprint)
  2. See variations for other
     needed materials.




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 Activity
 • As people walk in the door
   direct them to a large sheet of
   poster board or newsprint
   upon which you have written
   the words “Love is….”
 • Ask the participants to finish
   the sentence and write their
   answers on the poster.




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Variation
• Have a competition between
  teams of people to name as
  many things as possible that are
  associated with love.
• Based upon these lists have
  participants form a definition of
  “true Love.”
• You could also make a list of
  things on your own and play a
  game of charades.

Some ideas: Heart, Kiss, Roses, Flirt,
God, Valentine, Red, cupid, Date,
Sacrifice, Marriage, Wedding,
honeymoon, ring, family



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   Variation
   • Break into small groups
     around the room.
   • Provide old magazines,
     newspapers, and scissors.
   • Instruct the groups to search
     for and cut out anything that
     relates to love.




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 •   Examples might be pictures of
     loving parents, friends, hugs,
     children, etc.
 •   After about ten minutes, bring
     them back together and let each
     group share what they found.
 •   Discuss the different examples of
     love.
 •   Ask the participants how they
     would define love if all they had
     were the clippings to base their
     definition upon.




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  Discussion Ideas
  • Ask how God would define
    love. Point out that God’s
    idea of unconditional love or
    sacrificial love is a rare trait
    today, but one that is
    essential to being a follower
    of Christ.




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