Children can get hurt by their peers at times. Especially in the “tween” or “middle school years ” – between ten and fifteen years old and sometimes, just like the rest of us, they can become overwhelmed or discouraged. Even the best parents can’t always be there to protect them or even help heal those remarks by others, but I think I’ve come up with a fun way to encourage them when those times come!
Love Notes for the Tween Years!
This year I decided to fill a decorative box full of Scripture verses (below) that speak of how great God’s love and care for us is. Plus personal notes from family and friends that will bless them each time they need a bit of encouragement. I’m making this for the girls in my life, but I’m sure you could also tweak this for boys also. If you know someone in the “tween stage” who could benefit from some encouragement, here’s a very easy, inexpensive way to bless them.
Here’s What You Need:
- 1 Container to store the Love Notes
- 3 or more sheets of Fancy Scrapbook Paper
- Paper Cutter or Scissors
- Tissue Paper and Ribbon
I purchased a box to fill with little love notes, but you could use any kind of container and decorate it to suit your child’s taste. I also made this for my granddaughter, but I’m sure you it could be done for a boy as well.
I found 18 Truths (six on each sheet of paper) in God’s Word that speaks of how great God’s love is for them as a reminder to them when most needed. I’ve attached the Love Notes I came up with below for you to print on fancy or plain white paper.
I would also encourage you to include your own personal notes to your child so that they will always know they are loved even when they don’t especially feel like it.
Once you print the sheet, cut each sheet into six notes
Take the note and bend the corners on shortest side down to make a point.
Take the opposite side and fold it up to meet the folded corners.
Fold down the pointed side and seal with a sticker or tape
I also plan to add other love notes periodically throughout the year.
Here are the Love Notes I’ve come up with: