This is an educational and social program.
Start by having people take Gary Chapman’s 20 question Love Language Test. They didn’t have to tally up the results, but were required to write their names on the test. Once they handed in the test, they were handed a “Love Passport” which listed 6 stations, the first one being where they took the test. The person running that station had initialed the first one.
Then they were sent to station 2 which was titled “Words of Affirmation”. Here they had to take a piece of butcher block paper and either alone or with a group list a bunch of different attributes that described themselves. They would then take a picture so that they were ‘surrounded by love’.
Station 3 was titled “Acts of Service” where each person was required to make a Valentine for one of our custodial or desk staff workers.
Station 4 was “Physical Touch” where each person was required to pull a slip of paper out of a fish bowl that detailed an action they had to do. Some of these were “touch a Hall Director”, “arm wrestle with someone”, “hug someone for 30 seconds”, etc.
Station 5 was “Quality Time”, which we had an open area available for girls to hang out in and also had a cupcake bar set up and a chocolate fountain.
Lastly, station 6 was set up at the beginning so girls would come up and get the results of their quiz and also “Receive a Gift” which were picture frames to place the pictures that were taken that night in.
The moral of this program was to teach people about the 5 love languages and also spread a little Valentine’s Day love in a non romantic way so that residents could learn a little more about different kinds of love!
Submitted by Alli Coleman, Ball State University