Family Home Evening Lesson
The Brass Plates Teach us about Geneology and Record Keeping
Opening Song: “Book of Mormon Stories” ( Children’s Song Book #118 )
Opening Prayer: Child
Scripture: This lesson based on 1 Nephi 3-6
Lehi tells his sons to go back to Jerusalem to get the Plates of Brass. The Brass Plates had their Family History in it. This is a list of all their relatives like grandparents and great grandparents. Lehi didn’t want his people to forget their history. Nephi gets the plates from Laban ( you may tell child if you feel it is appropriate how he does this) and brings them to his father. Lehi searches the plates - The books of Moses – they are like scripture to him – they tell of Adam and Eve, A record of the Jews, and their geneology. They knew it was wisdom from God that they should have these plates to help them preserve their language
This story teaches us two things. That our family history is important and that we should keep records – write things down for our future relatives.
Apple Family Tree
Teddy Bear Tree <
Wire Photo Tree *If you are crafty*
Give a journal/notebook to each child – ideas include:
Draw/write the best things that happened during the week
Find out about a Color Journal Here Each night they choose a “color” of their day and they do a scribble/drawing
Short Term Journals - write about experiences of a certain time in your life - A Summer Journal, A holiday Journal about somewhere you are going, Trip to Grandparents etc
Use quotes from Elder Eyrings Talk “O Remember, Remember” Nov conference 2007 and glue into front of the journals (good treat for you parents)
"Did God send a message that was just for me? Did I see His hand in my life or the lives of my children? I will do that. And then I will find a way to preserve that memory for the day that I, and those that I love, will need to remember how much God loves us and how much we need Him"
Our family uses regular school notebooks for our children’s journal. We use 5 mins of our FHE for them to draw their favourite things that happened during the week, and we right the words underneath. This is a great introduction to Journal Keeping and it only needs to be done weekly and it can be used to “lengthen” out FHE.
Closing Song: “Family History” ( Children’s Song Book #94 )
Closing Prayer: Mommy
If you use the apple chart have apple type desserts
- Apple pie, Apple Crumble, Toffee apples
Healthy treat - Apples/Fruit cut into pieces or dried Apple
Edible Paint on Bread – write on bread for a fun journal/ family history example using milk and food coloring