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February Love Jobs

22 Jan


For the first 14 days of February our family reaches out to others to show our love.  We call these acts of service/giving “Love Jobs” and we keep our love jobs in our “Love Jar”…  We’d love for you to join us in spreading love this February, here is the scoop:


1.  We took a small mason jar and decorated it with heart stickers, bows etc.. to make it all “cute”.

2.  As a family we brainstormed some ways that we could love others this month.  I’ve attached our list, but please go ahead and brainstorm your own “love jobs”.

3.  I typed up our love jobs and printed them out.  We then cut them into strips and put them inside our love jar.

4.  Every morning, starting on February 1st and ending on February 14th, we pick one strip of paper out of the jar and perform that act of kindness that day.

5.   Some of our jobs include bringing cookies to a neighbor, donating toys to a local shelter, writing notes to grandparents, bringing treats to our teachers, etc..  I’ve attached our list below, feel free to adapt it to your family!

February love jobs


  1. Make a list of three people you’d like to pray for this week.
  2. Find one toy of your own that you would like to donate to a child in need.
  3. Fill a grocery bag with food items from your pantry and deliver it to a local food shelf.
  4. Bring a special treat to your teacher and tell her you appreciate her.
  5. Take cookies to a neighbor!
  6. Help make a meal for some friends.  Invite them over to enjoy it or drop it off at their house.
  7. Draw a picture for your grandparents and mail it to them today!
  8. Take some money out of your piggy bank and put it in an envelop to take to church for the offering.
  9. Call a friend and tell them how special they are to you.
  10. 10.   Draw pictures for the neighbors and leave them on their doorstep with a few special candy treats.
  11. Help Mom and Dad with a cleaning project around the house today.
  12. Fill a bag with new school supplies and drop them off at a local school for students who may have run out.
  13.  Make a special lunch for your brother or sister to take to school.
  14.  Buy flowers at the store and give them to a stranger.

click here for the printable version of the February love jobs


The Love Jar & Love Jobs

30 Jan

This is one of my favorite REPEATING projects… We do this every February for the first 14 days…  It’s easy, fun and helps to teach children about how to love others unconditionally.  For those of you veteran Mommyapolis-ERS you’ve seen the LOVE JAR before, but every year we change our jobs!  The way it works is that we think of 14 LOVE JOBS that we would like to do… They range from homemade gifts for family and friends to treats for neighbors and donations for strangers…  I type them up, cut them out, and place them in the jar.  Each morning we pick out one “job” and try to complete it by the end of the day.  Some times I have to be strategic in the job picking just to make sure we can complete the task by the end of the day :)…  Here is the Scoop for 2012!


*  Call someone you care about and tell them why they are special!

*  Fill a grocery bag with food items from our pantry and deliver it to a food shelf!

*  Make a prayer jar with popsicle sticks and pick a name each night to pray for.

*  Draw a picture for a friend or family member and mail it to them!

*  Find one toy of your own that you would like to give to a child who may not have many of their own.

*  Choose one book from your collection that you would like to give away to a child who may not have many of their own.

*  Bring a treat to your teacher and tell her you appreciate her.

*  Make cookies or cupcakes for a neighbor!

*  Help make, purchase or send a meal to a family that might need it this week!

*  Deliver Homemade Bird Feeders to friends and neighbors

*  Take some money from your piggy bank and give to the children’s offering at church.

*  Plan a menu and make invitations to invite some friends over for a special meal.

*  Make homemade Valentines for children OR the elderly locally

*  Make a blessings book as a family!

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