That's the topic for tonight's
Family Home Evening Lesson.
Song: “Be Prepared”
Text included at the bottom of the page –
Sing to the tune of Yankee Doodle . . .
This is one of those songs you can’t get out of your head,
but it’s MaRvElOuS so that’s OK!
Scripture: “Be prepared in all things.” D&C 29:8
Purpose: To be prepared for emergencies BEFORE they happen!
Lesson Prep: Get a large piece of red paper
and a large piece of blue paper.
On the red paper write EMERGENCY.
On the blue paper write NON-EMERGENCY.
Set the papers on the floor or on a table.
Fill a basket with items to represent emergency
and non-emergency situations.
I have included pictures and a list of items
you may want to include in the PDF.
Lesson: Explain what an emergency is.
A general rule to follow is that:
An emergency involves danger to your life or your property.
Activity: Take turns drawing an item from the basket,
discussing what the situation is,
and deciding whether it’s an emergency (is there danger?)
If it’s an Emergency, set the item on the Red Paper.
If it’s Not An Emergency, set it on the Blue Paper.
Large Bandage: Deep cut, heavy bleeding.
Know how to care for bleeding wound.
Spider (fake of course!): Bit by a spider on the hand.
Know how to care for an insect bite.
Matches: Pile of leaves on fire in the backyard.
Know how to put a fire out.
Broken Toy: Favorite toy has a broken part.
Have different glues for repair.
Twig: Lost in the woods while on a picnic.
Know outdoor safety rules.
Dollar Bill: Store clerk didn’t give correct change back.
Check money before leaving the store.
Stuffed Animal: Family pet hit by car.
Know animal hospital phone #.
Bleach Bottle: Someone drinks from bleach bottle.
Know Poison Control phone #.
Baseball Cap: Can’t find baseball cap before the game.
Keep cap in a specific place after games.
Sunday Shirt: A button is missing and it’s time to leave for church.
Check clothes before Sunday morning.
Electric Cord: Frayed cord plugged in.
Have a home fire safety check.
School Book: Homework assignment not finished.
Parents check homework each day by a certain time.
Did you know that the word “PREPARE” means
“To Make Ready Before Hand”?
To BE PREPARED means:
Knowing what to expect ahead of time
and practicing what to do before it happens.
Review the emergency items sitting on the red paper.
How can your FaMiLy be prepared for these emergencies?
What is the difference between losing your baseball cap
and getting lost in the woods?
Which one involves danger?
Which one is an emergency?
How would you feel if you were lost?
Remember the promise in the scriptures:
“If ye are prepared ye shall not fear.”
Treats: S'more Cookies!
Seriously . . . Sooo Good!
Here's the Lesson PDF:
Here's the Picture Pages PDF:
Here's the Recipe PDF:
Don't Forget to add a few notes to your
Family Home Evening Journal!