Monday, June 28, 2010

Everyone is Special

Family Home Evening Lesson

Everyone is special

Opening Song:  "Can a little Child like me?" Children's Songbook #9

Opening Prayer : Child

Lesson: Mom

Lesson Based on President Monson's Message  Canaries with Grey on their Wings from the June 2010 Ensign 

The Prophet President Monson was given a canary from a lady in his ward. She had two perfect yellow canaries and one with grey specks on it's wings. The lady said "This canary isnt the prettiest but it has the best song"

Sometimes we might not feel as pretty, or as big, or as smart as others. But each of us is important to the Lord. We must be good and use our talents. There are many people like the canary with grey wings. We might not be perfect but we can be good at other things.

Ask Children "What are you good at?"  "What are your talents?"


CD Bird Craft  (make in yellow)
Egg Cup Bird, Pinecone Bird, Paper Bird, Paper Plate Bird crafts

Share or Show examples of  your talents

Closing Song: "I'm thankful to be me" Children's Songbook #11

Closing Prayer: Child

Bird Cookies   (scroll half way 'Raven Cookies) 
Bird Sugar Cookies

Friday, June 11, 2010


Family Home Evening Lesson


Opening Song: "I will follow God's Plan" Children's SongBook # 164

Opening Prayer : Child

Lesson: Mom

This lesson based on Modesty article page 8-10 in May 2010 Friend Magazine

Have some clothes out to do the Modesty Checklist on. Page 10 has a checklist for making sure you look good and clean. Look at items and get children to say yes or no to the checklist questions below

My shoulders are covered, My shirt covers my stomach, My shorts or skirt go to my knees. My shirt is not low cut. My clothes are not too tight, I don't look sloppy, My hair is combed, My clothes are not saggy, torn or holey, Labels or words on my clothes are respectful and not rude or offensive.

Talk about how do we respect our bodies? (healthy food, exercise, modest clothes, dont put anything harmful into our bodies)

For greater enforcement  if needed share The Strength of Youth Pamphlet
This page teaches why dress standards must be followed, and also offers guidelines for appropriate dress. These guidelines include:

•No short shorts or skirts
•No tight clothing
•No bare midriff
• No revealing attire
•No clothing that is low-cut in the front or the back.
•No extremes


Read the story Modesty at Any Age  on page 8 of May 2010 Friend.

Modest Body Collage - Trace around childrens body, use scraps of fabric, paper to create modest clothes for the body outline.  The same could be done  in a smaller size on paper dolls too.

Sing/speak this modesty song/poem found at Sugar Doodle

It's sung to the tune of “I love to see the temple” (page #95):

My body is a temple;
I treat it with respect.
I live the Word of Wisdom.
I’m modest in my dress.

For my body is a gift from God,
He wants me to protect it.
My mouth speaks clean* words,
My thoughts are pure.
This keeps my temple holy.

*or “kind”

Closing Song: "I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus" Children's SongBook #78

Closing Prayer: Child