Cathy's Corner: How's Your Heart?

Monday, September 21, 2015
This is a short post with some really great heart printables. They can be used with almost any lesson to discuss how God wants us to be. Our attitude. Our actions. Our thoughts.
As I was looking through Cathy's Bible class supplies, there were a couple of heart items that were in bags by themselves. Cathy wasn't sure which lesson they belonged to, but was probably used with David when Saul is killed. But, both of these can be used for discussion or an addition to a lot of Bible lessons. So, I decided to put these in their own post. These hearts can be used several ways and I am sure you can think up more. If you care to share, leave a comment below so others can benefit. (Thanks)

These are basically the correct vs. wrong attitudes that God expects us to have. You can direct the discussion to review your Bible lesson and/or the person you learned about. You can hold them up and talk about them, or you can hand them out and let the students tell you more. You can put them in a basket or container or in a pile and let them pick one to talk about. You can print sets for the students and let them find the pairs. These have so many possible uses. Cathy had magnets on the backs and used them on her magnetic board. I included color and black and white so you can print onto color paper. Click here to print the small set of hearts.
Cathy designed this single heart as a large visual made from a firm red felt. She used a Sharpie to write the words on the felt. This can be enlarged on red poster board for a large teacher's visual. It can also be printed as it is for the students to cut and put together as you discuss the words. You can store in baggies to reuse for different lessons. Cathy had a full size gray heart to attach the pieces on as she teaches this. There is Velcro on the back of the pieces to attach to the gray base. Or, you can attach magnets to the back of the pieces and use with a magnetic board. Click here to download.
Click here to see the lesson these hearts were used with.
Cathy Whitacre is a Christian, wife, mother, Nana, sister, and friend. Cathy and her husband Gerry worship with the New Hope church of Christ, in Bradyville, Tennessee.

Family has been one of her crowning joys in life. Married to Gerry for over 47 years they have had many years of adventure and love. Her children and grandchildren have kept her busy and happy. Everywhere Cathy has lived from Ohio, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, Tennessee and more she has made dear friends who she considers family.
Cathy has had the opportunity to participate in mission work for many years. She has had the privilege of speaking at Ladies Days, teaching Vacation Bible Schools, and conducting workshops in Jamaica, Scotland, New Zealand, and here in the United States.
Cathy has been involved in teaching for over 50 years, from nursery to adults. Cathy feels that Christian Education is one of the greatest mission efforts we can be involved in, and the benefits are eternal.


  1. This is a sweet idea! Heart check ups are so Scriptural and this visual really looks like it might help. Thanks for sharing! #DanceWithJesus

  2. Children do love hands on illustrations, and I think it helps them to better remember the truths they are being taught. The hearts are a great idea! I'm visiting from Sunday Stillness.

  3. Cathy,
    Thanks for sharing at Sunday Stillness. Hope you join us again.

  4. What a wonderful idea and fun for kids to learn! Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)


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