Younger Kids: Decorate 2 paper hearts. On one write, "Love God." One the other write, "Love others." Hang them somewhere to remind you of God's commands.
Older Kids: Explore the 10 Commandments from Luther's Small Catechism. What do the first three have in common? (loving God) What do 4-10 have in common? (loving others)
Prayer: Jesus, You are perfect love. Help us to love like you more and more every day. Thank you for keeping the commandments perfectly and always forgiving us. Amen.
Blessing: Circle up as a household. Pick someone to start the blessing. They say, "Jesus loves us. And that means me (place a hand on your chest). And that means you (place your other hand on the shoulder of the person next to you)". Pass the blessing by repeating those words and actions. When the blessing makes it back to the first person, they say, "Go and bless the world."
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