Friday, January 19, 2007

FHE Lesson- I Can Say I'm Sorry

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

Lesson: Mommy

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.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

FHE Lesson- Love at Home

Family Home Evening Lesson
"Love at Home"

Opening Song: “Love Is Spoken Here” (Children’s Song Book # 190)

Opening Prayer: Daddy

Lesson: Mommy

Love at Home:
Read 1 John 4:7-12, 16-21 and talk about these scriptures.

Explain that without love our home is just black and white. There is no color. If we love each other we love God and that brings light and color into our home. Color the “Love at Home” coloring page.

Song: “Love at Home” (Hymn # 194)

Activity: “My Family Loves Me” mirror coloring page. Color and cut out heart and place it on a mirror.

Make a list of 5-10 things you can do as a family to show each other how much you love each other and post it in a place that the whole family can see it and remember to make home a more loving environment.

Closing Song: “Where Is Love” (Children’s Song Book # 138)

Closing Prayer: Mommy

Treat: Blueberry Buckle

Blueberry Buckle Recipe

2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
¾ cup sugar
¼ cup butter
1 egg
½ cup milk
2 cups blueberries
½ cup sugar
1/3 cup all purpose flour
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ cup butter

Preheat oven to 350º. Grease 9x9x2 inch baking pan; set aside.

Stir together 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine ¾ cup sugar and ¼ cup butter. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Add egg; beat until fluffy. Alternately add flour mixture and milk to egg mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined (batter will be slightly thick). Gently fold in blueberries. Spread batter in prepared pan.

For topping: In a small bowl combine- ½ cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, and cinnamon. Cut in ¼ cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping over batter; sprinkle with additional sugar.

Bake for 40-45 minutes or until topping is golden and toothpick inserted in center come out clean. Serve warm. If desired, serve with whipped cream.

FHE Lesson- I Can Be a Friend

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

Lesson: Mommy

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.

FHE Lesson- Learning to Pray

Family Home Evening Lesson
"Learning to Pray"

Opening Song: “I Have Two Little Hands” (Children’s Song Book # 272)

Opening Prayer: Daddy

Lesson: Mommy

Learning to Pray
We Fold Our Arms- ask everyone in the room to show you how they fold their arms. (Coloring Page “We Fold Our Arms-Girls” or “We Fold Our Arms-Boys” - color and hang on the wall in bed room as a reminder)

We Close Our Eyes- ask everyone in the room to show you how they close their eyes. (Coloring Page “We Close Our Eyes-Girls” or “We Close Our Eyes-Boys”- color and hang on the wall in bed room as a reminder)

We Bow Our Head- ask everyone in the room to show you how they bow their head. (Coloring Page “We Bow Our Head-Girls” or “We Bow Our Head-Boys”- color and hang on the wall in bed room as a reminder)

Talk about being reverent and the importance of being reverent during prayers. Ask everyone how they can be more reverent and to promise to be more reverent especially during prayers. Coloring Page "I Can Be Reverent" - color and hang on the wall in bed room as a reminder)

Talk about the parts of prayer and display a "Prayer Train” to hang on the wall to help them learn how to pray. (I used this train and saved it into draw and edited it to have each phrase listed below in the cars. You could also just print the page and glue the phrases on.
“Dear Father in Heaven…”
“We thank thee…”
“We ask thee…”
“In the name of Jesus Christ”

Closing Song: “A Prayer Song” (Children’s Song Book # 22)

Closing Prayer: Mommy

Treat: Microwave Chocolate Pudding

Microwave Chocolate Pudding Recipe

1/3 Cup Sugar
2 Tbs. Cocoa
3 Tbs. Corn Starch
¼ tsp. Salt
2 ¼ Cups Milk

Mix all ingredients well in a medium sized microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 5 minutes, stirring only once. Take pudding out of microwave and stir again. Microwave 1-2 minutes more, just until thick. Then stir in 1 tsp. Vanilla. Refrigerate until time to serve.