Monday, March 15, 2010

Family Home Evening - For the Strength of Youth: Family and A St. Patrick's Day Treat!

Tonight's Topic is:
"Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved
when founded upon
the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. 
Successful marriages and families are established and maintained
on principles of
FAITH, PRAYER, REPENTANCE, FORGIVENESS,
RESPECT, LOVE, COMPASSION, WORK
and WHOLESOME RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES"
("The Family: Proclamation to the World").
Here's the Lesson:
This Family Home Evening will show you the important
role of each family member . . . BY MAKING COOKIES!
Each ingredient is important when making cookies, and
without all of the ingredients, they just won't turn out the same.
Being a FAMILY is much the same.  It takes EVERYONE!
Each person brings different talents, abilities, and personalities
to help in building and strengthening their family.
It's important that we each do our part to make
OUR FAMILIES ETERNAL!
Family Home Evening Game:
Family Memory!
You will need:
Printed copies of the Cover
(You will need 1 cover for each picture.)
Cardstock
(Cut into 3"x4" size pieces.)
Family Pictures
(You will need 2 copies of each family member.)
Glue Stick
Instructions:
Each card will have a cover side
and a picture side.
Each picture must have a match!
Turn cards over one at a time.  If you get two of the
same picture . . . It's a Match!
If not, you have to turn the cards back over and it's
someone elses turn.
Continue playing until all of the matches
have been found!
I laminated the finished cards.
Here's the Family Cover PDF:
St. Patrick's Day Treat:
Share Family Home Evening!
Print the lesson and deliver it to a LUCKY FAMILY
with a Jar of St. Patrick's Day Cookie Mix.

Here's the Recipe I used for the FHE Lesson:
(It makes a bigger batch.)
(The recipe only calls for chocolate chips.  I did 1/2 chocolate chips and 1/2 M&M's.)
Eternal Family Layered Cookie Labels and Instructions:
Wide Mouth Jar Labels . . . Eternal Family Cookies
and Birthday Cookies.
Here's the PDF:
Birthday Jar Labels . . . Just for fun!


This is the recipe I used for the Jars:
1 1/3 cup All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 cup Cooking Oats
3/4 cup M&M's
3/4 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Brown Sugar, Packed
1/2 cup White Sugar
1/3-1/2 cup Chopped Pecans
To Make Cookies:
Stir all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Add:
1 Egg, Slightly Beaten
1/2 cup Butter, Softened
1 tsp. Vanilla
Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Note:
M&M's can be adjusted to match any holiday.
Super Fun Vistiting Teaching Gift!
Have a Great Family Night!

8 comments:

amayo said...

I would love to check out this lesson, but I can not seem to see it, am I doing something wrong?
Thanks, I love this website, it is my new favorite, thanks for sharing all your ideas.

Tricia Smith said...

My son and I are sharing the computer this morning. I pushed publish post before I had added all the parts. You should be good to go now. The Monday after daylight savings is a rough one!
Have a great day!
Trish

Jenn Graves said...

Trish--M&M's are not listed as one of the ingredients in the Oatmeal chocolate chip M&M cookie recipe. Just wondering how much we need.
Jenn

Tricia Smith said...

I added the recipe for the Jar Cookie Mix. It wasn't on there before. It's the second recipe on the post. The first recipe is the one I used for the FHE Lesson Activity. (It makes a bigger batch.) This recipe only calls for chocolate chips. I just divided the amounts in half-1/2 chocolate chips, and 1/2 M&M's.
Hopefully that helps!
Trish

Jenn Graves said...

Thanks Trish

Simone said...

Tricia, may I copy a picture of the cookie mix jar on my blog with a link to your post to reccomend as a gift for Mother's Day, please? Thanks in advance!

Tricia Smith said...

Thank You so much for asking! I would love to share!
Trish

Simone said...

Thanks Tricia! My blog address is http://primariasudonline.blogspot.com