Monday, February 1, 2010

FHE: Love One Another

This is the family home evening I am doing tonight. I've done it for the last few years now, and it's great to help us in the month of February to remember to show our LOVE for eachother!
Now, keep in mind that my kids are 2 and 1, so I keep it VERY simple. However, I have found quite a few ideas for the lesson for older kids and teenagers. There are a lot of ways that we can show our love.
The way I do this lesson, again becasue of the age of my kids, is very simple. I cut out hearts to put on our front window. (And it makes it look like I decorated for Valentine's Day too, from the outside) Then I put the names of people we love on the hearts (ex. Mommy, Daddy, Grandparents, Aunts & Uncles, Friends, Heavenly Father & Jesus, etc...) then on other hearts I put ways we can show our love to those people (ex. hugs, kisses, share, play nice, pray, read scriptures, serve, go to church, etc...) Then for the lesson, we just talk about just that.. the people we love, and how we can show our love to them. And we hang up the hearts on the window. I know brilliant, right?? LOL. All joking aside, my kids really love this! They remember doing it last year and they are excited to do it again! I love that it is easy and interactive. And what I love MOST about it is that we are reminded all month long to show our love to eachother!
You can also, sing a song, do a scripture, and prayers. And then of course do a treat! Stay tuned for treat ideas for the month of FEBRUARY!

Here is the link to download the few files I've compiled. Please feel free to use them!

(This is a .zip file. And it's my first time doing it so PLEASE let me know if the download doesn't work! After downloading you have to extract the files. There are 3 files. THanks!)

*Side Note: I've been wanting to make a FAMILY HOME EVENING KIT or BOX for a while now. So each FHE I post on here will have the lesson, activities, treat ideas, etc.. that you can either save on your computer in a special FHE BOX FILE or you can print them out and save them in a special FHE BOX.
I've wanted to have a place either on my computer or in a box, where there are many ideas to use for those nights you need a lesson quick. I've wanted to make it easier to do family home evening. And what better way than to have it already prepared for you! SO PLEASE, save these ideas either on your computer or in a file box to use over and over again!


Megan said...

Love love love it Devyn. I can't wait to do this for FHE. :)

Trissy-T said...

Love that idea. Great for small children! And having a FHE box is a great idea as well! Awesome Dev!

Sarah said...

I printed it, I love it. You put so much work into it...I kinda feel guilty it was so effortless for me!!! ;)

Rachael said...

You are like the most amazing mom and crafty person ever. How do you find time to do all the wonderful things you do? But thank you because I love being able to still your ideas! Your the best!

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