Monday, October 25, 2010

Family Home Evening - Standing with Courage on the Lord's Side!

Today's FHE Lesson was supposed to be a
Family History Family Home Evening
but . . .
Yesterday during our Teachings for Our Times
Relief Society Lesson
we were shown this picture of Samuel the Lamanite.
As my sister Amber pointed out,
this picture opens the door for a Perfect Object Lesson.
(This artwork is available at Real Hero Poster Link or Seagull Book and Tape.)
They have featured both men and women in the scriptures.
They truly are
for our children to pattern their lives after.
Opening Prayer:
"Have I not commanded the?
Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid,
neither be thou dismayed:
for the Lord thy God is with thee
withersoever thou goest."
Joshua 1:9
"Dare to Do Right"
Children's Songbook Page 158
(Tell the Story of Samuel the Lamanite.)
1 And now, it came to pass that there were many
who heard the words of Samuel, the Lamanite,
which he spake upon the walls of the city...
2 But as many as there were who did not believe
in the words of Samuel were angry with him;
and they cast stones at him upon the wall,
and also many shot arrows at him
as he stood upon the wall;
but the Spirit of the Lord was with him,
insomuch that they could not hit him
with their stones neither with their arrows.
3 Now when they saw that they could not hit him,
there were many more who did believe on his words,
insomuch that they went away unto Nephi to be baptized.
Object Lesson:
Put the picture of Samuel the Lamanite up on the wall.
Print and cut out the arrows.
I made some arrows with some ideas for you to use
as well as some blank ones that you can fill in on your own.
Now ask your family the question below:
"What are some of the temptations Satan is throwing at us today?"
Take turns having your children stand by the wall next to the picture
of Samuel the Lamanite.
As family members give their answers,
have them put the arrows up on the wall next to the child.
(They will be standing as if they were Samuel.)
Ask family members:
"What can we do to make sure that we don't get hit by the temptations of our day?"
"What can we do to have the Spirit of the Lord with us?"
 Remind your family that when we
put our Faith in the Lord
and show courage,
Closing Prayer:
Don't Forget to take pictures of your children
standing against the wall with the arrows.
This will serve as a reminder for them to be strong,
to have faith, and courage to stand up for what is right!
Here's the PDF:
Here's the TREAT/GAME:
Spider's on a String
 Halloween-Style Donut Eating Contest!
Tie the donuts to a string and have family members
try to eat the entire donut without using their hands!
(I put a plastic tablecloth under the donuts to make the clean up go FASTER!)
You Will Need:
Chocolate Covered Donuts
(You can use large or small ones.)
Pretzel Sticks
Butcher's Twine
Milk Chocolate Chips
To Make Your Donut Spiders:
Stick the pretzels into the sides of the donut.
Dip the M&M's into melted chocolate chips and add them
to the donuts to make the spider's eyes.
I used some mini chips for the eyeball centers.
Stick eyeball centers on with the melted chocolate as well.
Put a string through the center and tie it to a main line,
and you're ready to play.


Robin said...

This is so great! Thanks!

Brian said...

My children LOVED LOVED LOVED this activity. Thank you for all the great information.

Tricia Smith said...

Yay! Isn't the gospel AWESOME!!!
My boys thought it was pretty cool too!
Thank You!

Connie said...

What a great FHE lesson! Thanks for sharing!

Mare said...

Used this for FHE last night and my boys loved it! Thanks for the great idea!

Demarcus Family said...

I love your blog! I use all your printables, save all your FHE ideas, and I am starting to finally be prepared thanks to you!
Thanks for all you do!

Kasandra Mathieson said...

Thanks for the arrows!! Love them and am using them in Seminary!!!

Mike and Katie said...

Thanks to Pinterest I was able to come across this fabulous idea! Thank you for being willing to share your great creativity with the rest of us!

Todd and Heidi said...

This is a great FHE!! I tried to click on the PDF link but it wasn't working. ANy other way I can get it?

Amy Freeman said...

I have the same problem as the comment above. I want to get this PDF. any chance to have it emailed to me? amymoriah at live dot com? Or let me know if there is another way I can get it. I love this lesson!

Prepared Not Scared said...

Go to the Prepared Not Scared facebook page and click on the FILES tab. Click on the Samuel the Lamanite FHE Packet.
Hope that helps!