I realized something. The New Testament stories lead right into Christ’s birth UM hello Lexxy! So I decided to make a switch to the Old Testament- Why you may ask? I want to save the Savior’s birth for Christmas. That was the realization. So stayed tuned for those FHE posts! 🙂
I better get this posted quick! So here is our plan for family home evening.
Gospel Library App: children’s section- New Testament stories- chapter 1
I chose two songs that are about faith. In the story of Elizabeth and Zacharias- he had no faith in the words that the angel told him. I figured those songs would be a good fit.
Hymns pg 84 and then the children’s pg 14
I also utilize the LDS Hymns app to play the songs.
Cranberry pear sauce- it’s like apple sauce but so much better! We use canned pears and canned cranberry sauce to create this tasty treat. Place one large can of pears and a can of cranberry sauce into food processor or blender- blend and viola! An easy treat everyone will love can be served with graham crackers.
Again this is short- simple- easy- great for the littles.
If you need a rundown of how we do FHE check out previous post:
Weekly F.H.E 1.0
Below is our plan for Family Home Evening( oh and hello long time no blog) and I thought it would be perfect to plan it on Sunday in the morning and post it for everyone to use either this evening or whenever you plan to your family time.
We keep ours pretty simple right now I’m utilizing the children’s stories which include all the scriptures. I wanted to keep it Christ centered so I chose to do the New Testament and we will be reading the introduction as our lesson.
We usually do a story which is short and then an activity like coloring or some other craft. We do our treat before closing prayer I feel it’s weird to have the treat after because we usually do this all right before bed so we make it glide right into bedtime for munchkin.
( opening prayer is where I utilize to bless our family home evening as a whole with closing being what finishes it off. Of course you can choose what you want to do).
If you’re just starting to read my blog I’m LDS( often called Mormon) and we do one night a week of family time centered around our beliefs. This honestly can be applied to any religion or spiritual path/ any family.
As I always says do what works for you. It’s really nice to have this time together centered around faith. ( or just a good family night) I know not all families share the same faith this is the best part again it can be tweaked to fit your needs. You could choose to explore different beliefs or include a moral story for a lesson like teaching children to be kind, etc. Maybe use some folk tales that has such.
It’s really versatile and it’s nice to reserve a special family day. We like to get munchkin super excited and I have her help me get things ready for the evening.
I’m going to start posting a weekly FHE post so stay tuned each Sunday.
I took some screen shots and photos to give a good visual. I took a dry erase board some letter stickers and created our FHE board. ( for now)
I also prefer to use the LDS Gospel Library app works wonders for quickly finding what sing and lesson you need.
If your looking for more FHE ideas check out my board on Pinterest: