Use these free coloring pages with your children to relate Valentine’s day back to God’s love. They were created by Elgin Bolling, a professional illustrator and sketch artist from New York City. Like all our materials, these coloring sheets are 100% free to use in your church, home, or school. You can leave a comment below to thank Elgin for his work.
Directions: Click on the preview images below to download the coloring pages as a print-friendly PDF document. You can also select from the following links. The JPEG option is for advanced users who want to alter the page before printing.
- John 3:16 with heart | pdf | jpeg
- John 3:16 with present | pdf | jpeg
- Example of completed coloring sheet
Here is Elgin’s explanation of his color choices, this would be good talking points with the children as they work on their own sheets:
Our God is a consuming fire, thus the fiery color hands. The clouds where the hands KF could resend from represents heaven, his throne. Red symbolizes the blood Christ shed as well as the traditional red color of valentines day, and the heart. The box is purple, the color of royalty, symbolizing Christ as King. The Yellow rays symbolize his power, anointing, and divinity. It also points to the scripture that Jesus is the light of the world, and wants us, who receive him to be children of that light. The john three sixteen is Green, symbolizing growth and progression in the things of God, and our growing in Grace and knowledge of our Lord and savior. The globe, is obviously the world, who The father gives the Gift of Christ to many as would receive him,the globe is standing on the word of God, therefore is able to access the gift if God. Finally the ground is purple, again the color of Royalty upon which the Word, which is Holy is established. It is literally Holy Ground.