Family Home Evening Lesson
“I Can Say I’m Sorry” (adapted from the primary 1 manual)
Opening Song: “Jesus Said Love Everyone” (Children’s Song Book # 61)
Opening Prayer: Daddy
I Can Say I’m Sorry:
Tell the following story in your own words, use illustrations to tell it:
Travis and Matt were having fun playing at Matt’s house. Travis liked Matt’s toys and wished they were his own. Travis decided to borrow some of the toys, and he put them into his pocket without asking Matt.
When Travis played with the toys at home, it wasn’t much fun. His mother asked why he was unhappy. Travis told his mother that he had borrowed Matt’s toys without asking and that now he felt bad about it.
Travis’s mother told him that it is wrong to take something that belongs to someone else. She asked Travis what he should do to correct his wrong choice. Travis wanted to take the toys back, but he was afraid Matt might be angry with him. Travis’s mother said that even though Matt might be angry, returning the toys was the right thing to do. She also told Travis that telling Matt he was sorry would help take away the bad feelings he had for doing something wrong.
Travis took the toys back to Matt. He said he was sorry for taking the toys without asking and promised never to do it again. Matt was happy that Travis brought the toys back. Travis was glad that he told the truth and made things right (adapted from Pat Graham, “Travis Repents,” Friend, Mar. 1987, pp. 40–41).
Talk about the story and what Matt did wrong? Talk about what we need to do when we do something wrong.
Activity: Color the stories illustrations and practice saying “I’m Sorry”. As each family member says “I’m Sorry” give them an I can say “I’m Sorry” medallion on a string or ribbon. Practice using these for the week as a reward for saying Sorry.
Tell the story of Alma the Younger and how he wouldn’t listen to his Father Alma or to Heavenly Father and Jesus. And how he told the people lies about the Church. Found in (Mosiah 27:8-37).
Closing Song: “I Want to Live the Gospel” (Children’s Song Book # 148)
Closing Prayer: Mommy
Treat: Brownie Pudding Cake
Brownie Pudding Cake
(Better Homes and Gardens)
½ cup flour
¼ cup sugar
3 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
¾ tsp. baking powder
¼ cup milk
1 Tbs. cooking oil
½ tsp. vanilla
¼ cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup sugar
¾ cup boiling water
Preheat oven to 350º. Stir together flour, the ¼ cup sugar, 1 Tbs. of the cocoa powder, and the baking powder. Add milk, oil and vanilla. Stir till smooth. Stir in nuts. Transfer batter to a 1-quart casserole. Combine the 1/3 cup sugar and remaining cocoa powder. Gradually stir in boiling water. Pour evenly over batter. Bake in a 350º oven about 30 minutes or till a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Serve warm.