Talk about truly spreading the love – watch the video!
Celebrating V-day with I Love Allah activities for children at a Mother and Toddler group 🙂
This year we found some really cool heart balloons (FYI Londoners – only £1 at Tesco for a pack!) and we are planning on handing these out to people that we come across today, or simply those that pass by our front door!
Would love to hear more ideas so please send them in 🙂
Last year we took these post it notes with us and gave them to teachers (some we just wrote Happy Valentine’s Day, and where we knew them, we wrote a note on the other side as to why we appreciated them), and then when we went out we gave them to everyone we could – the children’s swimming instructors, the guy at the till at the shop, friends we ran into, and lastly the kids stuck them on random car windows as a pleasant surprise for when they got back!
All in all an amazing feel-good day, with lots of smiles and Awwws 🙂
We have previously covered good deeds and the benefits, as well as random acts of kindness. So this year, why not use Valentine’s day as a fun excuse to go out and spread love in the neighbourhood?!
A few ideas coming up 🙂
One year we drew a heart wishing everyone a Happy V day and with a message to spread the love with chalk on the pavement outside our house, and watched from behind the window as people walked by, stopped and smiled 🙂
As it is nearly Valentine’s Day, i think it’s time for a series on love!
Love Languages in Islam
Have you ever come across something called Love Languages? The Five Love Languages is a faith-based book written by Gary Chapman, who says that the biggest problem in all relationships is not that love fades or dies, but that people communicate love in different ways.
He identifies the 5 main different ways in which love can be communicated. Inshallah we will go through one a day and take a look at what Islam says about these forms of love and examples of them from history…and then hopefully implement them in our lives!
P.S. I have done this in lessons with children and they have come up with some amazing stuff!