Monday, March 19, 2007

FHE Lesson-I Can Be a Helper

Family Home Evening Lesson
“I Can Be a Helper”

Opening Song: “I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus” (Children’s Song Book # 78)

Opening Prayer: Daddy

Lesson: Mommy

“I Can Be a Helper”

Story: The Little Red Hen

Activity: Color the “Helping Hands Badge” or make them into stickers.

Song: “When We’re Helping” (Children’s Song Book # 198b)

Activity: Making place mats for each member of the Family and showing how we can help Mom by setting the table for dinner.
To make placemats have a large sheet of paper for each member of your family (I used 12 x 18) and have each member make there own placemat. You can trace around a fork, knife, spoon, plate, cup, and napkin to help the children know how to set the table. You can even put each members picture on their own placemat if you would like. Decorate and laminate with clear contact paper or take it to a copy shop to be laminated.

Closing Song: “A Happy Helper” (Children’s Song Book # 197a)

Closing Prayer: Mommy

Treat: Busy-Day Cake
(Better Homes and Gardens)

1 1/3 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking power
2/3 cup milk
¼ cup margarine or butter, softened
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
Broiled Coconut Topping

In a bowl combine flour, sugar, and baking powder. Add milk, margarine or butter, egg, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed till combined. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute. Pour batter into a greased and floured 8x1½-inch round baking pan.

Bake in a 350ยบ oven for 25 to 30 minutes or till a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Frost warm cake with Broiled Coconut Topping, if desired. Or, cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove cake from pan. Cool thoroughly.

Broiled Coconut Topping:

¼ cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbs. margarine or butter, softened
1 Tbs. milk
½ cup flaked coconut
¼ cup chopped nuts (optional)

In a bowl beat sugar and margarine till combined. Stir in milk. Stir in coconut and, if desired, nuts. Spread over warm cake in pan. Broil about 4 inches from heat for 3 to 4 minutes or till golden. Serve warm.