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Family Home Evening: Humility

I started off our lesson with an object lesson; showing an unsharpened pencil.  We talked about the useful part of the pencil.  My kiddos said its the eraser, but it’s actually the lead.  I compared us to the lead of a pencil and the wood surrounding the lead is pride; it needs to be stripped away to be a useful instrument in God’s hands.

I took the rest of my lesson from President Uchtdorf’s talk Pride and the PriesthoodMy Two Cents has a great outline.  She even has a quiz!  I also included a story from Deseret Books Humility lesson.  I focused on how when we are humble, we are teachable.

Our activity was a combo.  First we played hide and seek, and then we played sardines with the last person hiding.  If you haven’t played sardines, one person hides and everyone seeks.  When someone finds them, they hide near them until only one person is left seeking.

We finished off the night with Browned Butter Cookies.

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Family Home Evening: Citizenship

Welcome to my newish site.  I’m excited to be switching to WordPress with my own domain.  Thank you for your patience as I finish pulling in the elements I loved from my old site and adjusting the new site.

I’m excited to get back into the swing of things with last week’s Family Home Evening lesson.  Once again, we had a multipurpose lesson.  Our subject material was taken from the Webelos handbook.  First we discussed ways our family can show respect to our community. (Younger children will probably need to start off with a definition of citizenship.)  We chose five rule our family follows to be good citizens – respecting the flag, respecting military and emergency personnel, obeying laws, putting trash in garbage cans, and being neighborly.  Next we talked about respecting the flag.

Not only is this a beneficial lesson for all families, it helped my son finish the requirements for his Citizenship belt loop, and it helped our family earn the Connecting with Your Community Patch from the Fun for the Family book.


The activity also helped my son earn his Citizenship belt loop, but we all had a blast making a college of ways we can be good citizens.  I don’t know what it is about cutting up magazines and gluing them into a new picture that is so fun.  Maybe it’s the creativity that comes from assigning our own interpretation to the pictures and fitting them together like a jigsaw puzzle.  It is more time consuming than other activities, so we tried to get an earlier start.

We topped off the night with homemade Vanilla Ice Cream!  I love it when Family Home Evening adds so much to our Sabbath day observance.

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