Family Home Evening Lesson
“I Can Be a Friend” (adapted from the primary 1 manual)
Opening Song: “Kindness Begins with Me” (Children’s Song Book # 145b)
Opening Prayer: Daddy
I Can Be a Friend
Who are your friends? Get pictures of some of your child’s best friends (and family). And ask them who the pictures are. Display the pictures of their friends and talk about why they are your friends.
Jesus is Our Friend- Show picture of Jesus (Gospel Art Picture 240). Tell why Jesus is a very good friend to us.
Story: Tell about Jesus raising Lazarus for the dead. (John 11:1-7, 17-44) Talk about how Jesus was friends with Lazarus and his sisters Mary and their home and have dinner with them.
How Can We Be Good Friends?
Be Nice: Don’t hit! Don’t bite! Don’t pinch! Don’t fight!
Love: Give hugs! Give kisses! Take turns playing and play together.
Sharing: How do we share? What can we share? It is nice to share.
Story: Tell about Jesus feeding 5,000. (John 6:1-13) Talk about how the little boy shared his food and Jesus was able to make it feed 5,000 people.
Song: “Fun to Do” (Children’s Song Book # 253b)
Share: Treat/Activity: Chocolate Clay
Friendship Wheel: Pick an activity on the friendship wheel that will help us be good friends. Each day for a week pick something we can do to be a better friend.
Closing Song: “Jesus Is Our Loving Friend” (Children’s Song Book # 58b)
Closing Prayer: Mommy
Chocolate "Clay" Recipe
10 ounces of chocolate (chopped chunks or chips)
1/3 cup light corn syrup
Note: the chocolate can be substituted with almond bark, or colored candy disks to create different colors.
Melt the chocolate in a microwave for 1 minute. Stir. If chocolate is not completely melted, return to the microwave for 30 seconds at a time and stir until smooth. If you don't have a microwave, place the chocolate in the top of a double broiler over hot water and stir until melted.
When the chocolate is melted, add the corn syrup and blend. Pour the mixture onto a waxed paper sheet.
Spread the chocolate with your fingers until it's about 1/2-inch thick. Cover loosely with waxed paper and let it stiffen for at least a couple hours or overnight. The chocolate will become very pliable.