Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January Week 2 FHE

Welcome back for week 2 of my Family Home Evenings

For the month of January, our theme is "Agency is the Gift to Choose for Ourselves".
 The song we will be working on is "As a Child of God
The scripture for the month is 2 Nephi 2:27 “Wherefore, men are free … to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men” 
We are working on Article of Faith 1- We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.

Week 2 Agency is the gift to choose for ourselves. (Same as last weeks)

Start with a song- choose your own or sing "As a Child of God"
Opening Prayer
Family announcements, read a scripture (2 Nephi 2:27), practice Article of Faith 1

Lesson: Quickly review what was talked about last week about choices and their consequences. 

Print out this No Swimming sign.

What does this sign mean? (No Swimming)
If we were walking on the beach and saw this sign what are some choices we could make? (Obey the sign and not swim, don't obey the sign and go swim in the ocean)

What could the consequence be if we chose to not obey the sign and went swimming? (there could be sharks, get caught in a dangerous undertow or whirlpool and drown)

What are some choices we could make that obeys the sign? (find a part of the beach with a lifeguard to swim, go on the boardwalk, play in the sand...) Obey the sign helps protects us. We still have a lot of safe choices

Print out some of these road signs and ask what the sign means. What could be a consequence of not obeying the sign?

Heavenly Father gives us warnings too to help keep safe, but because He gave us our agency, we can choose to listen to His warnings or not.

Game: Stop and Go
The kids line up at one end of the room. You stand at the other end. Hold up either a stop sign or a go sign. When you hold up the go, kids walk, run, hop one footed... towards you. When you hold up the stop, they have to stop. If they keep going they have to go back to start. Keep switching signs until someone reaches you.

To keep to theme, you can say a good choice for go, and a bad choice for stop. (ex: Go-help mom clean the dishes, Stop- tell a lie)

OR hold up the stop or go and have your child tell you a good choice or a bad choice before they can move

OR give the kids a situation and have them tell you what they would (should) do, hold up the green if it was a good choice.

Treats: Make cute yummy traffic lights. Spread peanut butter on a graham cracker. Put on a Red, Yellow and Green M&M. I got the idea from THIS blog.
For a healthier option you can make a fruit traffic light kabob. Use watermelon or strawberry for red,  pineapple for yellow and honeydew for green. Original idea came from THIS blog

Closing song: Your choice or, As a Child of God
Closing Prayer

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