Family Home Evening Lesson
Opening Song: "My Country" Children's Songbook #224
Opening Prayer : Child
Scripture: D&C 134: 1
We believe that governments were instituted of God for the benefit of man; and that he holds men accountable for their acts in relation to them, both in making laws and administering them, for the good and safety of society.
(note: Australians are about to vote for a new Prime Minister. I know this might not be applicable to US residents but thought I would share the FHE we had on this. It is also manditory to vote in australia so it is an important law to teach children to obey.)
Article of Faith 12
We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.
We discussed what the kids thought this AoF meant. We discussed the differences between king, president, magistrates etc.
Why is it important to vote for the person that leads your country?
We talked about how and where we vote (we always take our kids with, so they remember from last time)
Have a vote in the family for someone who could be incharge of the family (for a week or a day) - Make ballot sheets and teach children how to do a vote and place in a box
Vote for new rule or changes you would like at home
Have some different foods out and have children 'vote' for their favourite
Closing Song: National Anthem
Closing Prayer: Child
Treat: A national/cultural food from your country.