Monday, April 23, 2007

FHE Lesson- I Can Be Reverent

Family Home Evening Lesson
I Can Be Reverent

Opening Song: “Reverently, Quietly” (Children’s Song Book # 26)

Opening Prayer: Daddy

Lesson: Mommy

Reverence Is Love:

Read the words to the song Reverence Is Love

Reverence is more than just quietly sitting:
It’s thinking of Father above,
A feeling I get when I think of His blessings.
I’m rev’rent, for rev’rence is love.
When I’m rev’rent, it shows in my words and my deeds.
The pathway to follow is clear.
And when I am rev’rent, I know in my heart
Heav’nly Father and Jesus are near.

Talk about what the words of this song are saying.

Sing: “Reverence Is Love” (Children’s Song Book # 31)

How can we show our reverence to our Heavenly Father? (Refer to the words of the song and add any other things you can think of and that your child will understand.)
Sitting Quietly
Thinking of Heavenly Father
Thinking of our blessings
Folding our arms
Bowing our heads
Using a quiet voice
Reading books about Jesus
Coloring pictures of Jesus

Activity: Put a “Reverence Packet” together for your child. Gather pictures of Jesus for them to look at, books about Jesus that they can read, and objects that will remind them to be reverent. Print Pictures of Jesus, prayer and reverent things from (Here) or take them from your home Gospel Art Kit. Print coloring pages of Jesus, a child in prayer, the Temple, or other pictures that promote reverent thinking (I like to use Jenny Smith). Or use Jenny Smith’s “Reverence Book” pattern and put this together for your child.

Closing Song: “Reverence” (Children’s Song Book # 27)

Closing Prayer: Mommy

Treat: Pineapple Cookies
(Given by: Nicole Johnson)

1 c. soft shortening
1 ½ c. sugar
1 egg
9 oz. can crushed pineapple w/juice
3 ½ c. flour
1 tsp. soda
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp nutmeg

Mix shortening, sugar, egg and pineapple thoroughly. Sift together the flour, soda, salt and nutmeg and stir into the batter.

Chill at least 1 hour. Drop onto greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Makes 5 dozen cookies.

Monday, April 16, 2007

FHE Lesson- I Can Learn to Listen and Obey

Family Home Evening Lesson
I Can Learn to Listen and Obey

Opening Song: “Listen, Listen” (Children’s Song Book # 107)

Opening Prayer: Daddy

Lesson: Mommy

I Can Learn to Listen and Obey

Scripture: Ephesians 6:1
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

Story: Use the story of the “2000 Young Warriors” or your gospel art kit picture 313 and read the story on the back.

Activity: Play a game that require the children to listen and obey directions from the leader like “Simon Says”, or sing “Do as I’m Doing” (Children’s Song Book # 278) or some other following game. Discuss the difference between following these kinds of directions and following the directions of your parents, prophets or leaders.

Closing Song: “Quickly I’ll Obey” (Children’s Song Book # 197)

Closing Prayer: Mommy

Treat: Wacky Cake
Given by: Mom

Sift together in a 9x13 baking pan:
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
4 Tbs. cocoa
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt

Make three holes in the dry ingredient mixture and add:
1st hole- ¾ cup oil
2nd hole- 2 Tbs. vinegar
3rd hole- 2 tsp. vanilla

Pour 2 cups cold water over the whole thing and mix well with a fork until well mixed.

Bake at 350º for 40 minutes.

Monday, April 9, 2007

FHE Lesson- We Love Our Prophet

Family Home Evening Lesson
We Love Our Prophet

Opening Song: “Stand for the Right” (Children’s Song Book # 159)

Opening Prayer: Daddy

Lesson: Mommy

We Love Our Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley
Show Picture of President Hinckley
Ask: “Who is this?” Talk about what our Prophet means to you.

Coloring Page: Color Picture of Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley

President Hinckley teaches us. He as given us 6 “B’s” he wants us to follow.
Be grateful. Say thank you when people are nice and help you. Also remember to thank Heavenly Father every day.
Be smart. Keep learning. Try to learn new things each day.
Be clean. Keep our minds and bodies clean.
Be true. Follow what our Church leaders teach us always be a good example.
Be humble. Being meek and humble keeps us teachable.
Be prayerful. Go to your Father In Heaven for guidance and help.

Sing: “Latter-day Prophets” (Children’s Song Book # 134)

Activity: Color and Hang the “6 Be’s Poster”

Closing Song: “Seek the Lord Early” (Children’s Song Book # 108)

Closing Prayer: Mommy

Treat: Fruit Crisp
(Better Homes and Gardens)

5 cups sliced, peeled apples, pears, peaches, or apricots; or frozen unsweetened peach slices.
2 to 4 Tbs. sugar
½ cup regular rolled oats
½ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup flour
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
¼ tsp. cinnamon
¼ cup margarine or butter
¼ cup chopped nuts or coconut

Preheat oven at 375º.

For filling, thaw fruit, if frozen. Do not drain. Place fruit in an 8x1½-inch round baking dish. Stir in sugar.

For topping, in a mixing bowl combine oats, brown sugar, flour, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Cut in margarine or butter till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts or coconut. Sprinkle topping over filling.

Bake at 375º for 30 to 35 minutes (40 minutes for thawed fruit) or till fruit is tender and topping is golden. Serve warm with ice cream or light cream.

***Blueberry Crisp: Prepare as above, except, for the filling, combine 4 Tbs. sugar and 3 Tbs. flour. Toss with 5 cups fresh or frozen (thawed but not drained) blueberries.
***Cherry Crisp: Prepare as above, except, for the filling, combine ½ cup sugar and 3 Tbs. flour. Toss with 5 cups fresh or frozen (thawed but not drained) unsweetened pitted tart red cherries.
***Rhubarb Crisp: Prepare as above, except, for the filling, combine 1 cup sugar and 3 Tbs. flour. Toss with 5 cups fresh or frozen (thawed but not drained) unsweetened sliced rhubarb.