Measuring God’s Love – Jesus and Nicodemus Lesson

This is a really fun, hands on Sunday school lessons that talks about not only Jesus and Nicodemus, but measuring God’s love for us using John 3:16. This is a wonderful lesson for the month of February and Valentines Day.
Measuring God's Love - A hands on sunday school lesson on Jesus & Nicodemus that includes crafts and kids activities talking about how to measure God's love from John 3:16



This weeks Sunday School Lesson covered Jesus & Nicodemus from John 3:1-21.  Our theme was measuring God’s love and we did lots of hands on kids activities and crafts themed around Measuring God’s Love and John 3:16.



This lesson is perfect for 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, or 5th grade kids especially in February around Valentines Day.



Measuring God’s Love Activities

measuring rice kids activity for sunday school
We started about by giving each of the kids a ruler, a pen, and this card (printable included below). On it were several things for them to measure. We explained that these were ways for the kids to measure distance, time, height etc. in preparation for our lesson today when we were going to measure God’s love for us.

We had several stations with stop watches to measure time, tape measures to measure height, measuring cups to measure rice, and more.

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At the end the kids looked up Ephesians 3:18 which tells us: “…grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ”


When we came back together as a group, we talked about how we can measure things, but can’t measure God’s love; it is infinite! And it will NEVER run out!


John 3:16 Craft for Kids

John 3 16 printable craft for kids

This is such a cute, simple craft for kids! Just print the John 3:16 Valentine Heart below on cardstock.
Then, the kids will use a hole punch to make holes around the heart. Next they will color in the hearts in the center that spell “valentine”. Finally, they will use about 2 feet of red yarn to sew the heart. around the outside.

The kids really enjoyed this craft and it was perfect to make right around Valentines Day. We encouraged the kids to think if there was someone they knew they could give the heart to, to share God’ love with others!


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Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.