We started our lesson with a story about a couple of school children that started a “Good Neighbor Club” to battle summer boredom. (I couldn’t find a link to the story. It was in a FHE kit we received from a swap we did a few years ago, and it didn’t include the author or the source.) After we discussed the importance of service, we were challenged to come up with a family service project. I can’t share what we came up with since we chose to do it anonymously.
Our activity was a simple hot and cold game with a little twist. I found the idea in the Old Testament edition of Scripture Study for Latter-Day Saint Families, page 83. I hid a small list of the Ten Commandments in a pocket near my heart and challenged my family to find it. They were a little confused that what was hot kept changing (because I’d change locations). I gave them a clue – Deuteronomy 30:11-14, and they were able to find it right away.
I was going to quiz the kids and have them name the Ten Commandments, but before I had the chance my oldest kiddos showed me how they memorized them in order. A Bishopric member had just taught them a memory trick on that very subject. I guess I was inspired!
We enjoyed No Bake Cookies for our treat.