Thursday, January 28, 2010

Our Heavenly Father

Note: As I was looking through the Gospel Principles book during RS, I thought the chapters might be good to make FHE lessons from. Most chapters in Gospel Principles are only 2 pages. I thought it might be good idea to have the kids learning some of the same things we are.

Family Home Evening Lesson
Our Heavenly Father

Opening Song: "My Heavenly Father Loves Me" Childrens SongBook #228

Opening Prayer: Child

Lesson: Daddy

How do you know there is a God? (nature, warm feeling, miracles, life etc)

Show picture of space/stars (or use the one on page 4 of Gospel Principles)

Read Alma 30:44 "All things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all the things
that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a supreme creator."

We can see the work of God by looking in the sky and on earth. These things didn't come by chance. The plants, animals, mountains, rivers, clouds, rain, stars - all testify there is a God.

What does God look like?
Because we are made in his image we know our bodies are like His.

God is perfect. He is righteous. He is love, mercy, truth, charity. All good things come from God.

How Can we Know God?
pray, study scriptures, Obey Commandments.

Activity:

I have a body like Heavenly Father coloring in page

Easy Paper folding Star

Make Starlights using a torch and foil

Go outside and look at the stars, look for constellations.

Closing Song: "A child's Prayer" Children's Songbook #12


Closing Prayer: Child

Treat:

Star shaped cookies

Use star cookie cutter, to cut shapes out of bread. Spread with butter and cover in sprinkles.

2 comments:

Bob and Cherlelynn Bednar said...

Thanks for the great lesson. My husband decided at the first of the year that we would be using the new gospel principal manual twice a month for f.h.e. He teaches our daughter in primary and we feel that the lessons are great for everyone to learn. This way he'll get the lesson as well as our children (ranging in age from 21 to 2 years). Thanks for the great info!

Neeleyfam said...

Wow! What a great site! I just wanted to let you know that we have been using this for our FHE's for the last few months and love it! Thanks for all the great ideas!