Showing posts with label scriptures. Show all posts
Showing posts with label scriptures. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

7 Days 'Till Easter

Each year at Easter time I like to do something Christ-centered to help remind my kids what Easter is truly about.  This year The Friend magazine gave me the answer I was looking for.  I have been using the following activity each night since Sunday for our family scripture study.

In the April 2014 issue of the magazine it came with this cute chart (you can print it out HERE).  It tells you to cut out the pictures of Jesus that are on the sides.  Each day during the week of Easter you are supposed to read the scripture, sing the song/do the activity, and match the corresponding picture.  I printed out a copy of my own, cut out the pictures and laminated everything.

I then stuck the picture of Jesus into an egg and numbered it so that it would be opened on the correct day.  

Every night I assign one child to grab the correct egg and open it.  We talk about the picture of Jesus.  Then, we read the scripture and do the activity.  Each egg has enough jelly beans for us to have one little treat.

Before they head to bed, I ask another child to help me tape the daily picture onto the correct spot.  My kids are loving learning about Jesus and singing the songs.

The week isn't over.  Print out your own and join us in this fun little activity.  Your kids will love it!

Happy Easter!

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Learning to Use the Scriptures - FHE Lesson

A few weeks ago I made this cute little house for our family home evening rotation.  My kids love being a bigger part of family home evening.

This week Princess was in charge of the lesson (with a little help from mommy).  She explained that scriptures are the words of the prophets that have been put into a book.  They teach about Jesus and the gospel.  

She held up a picture of each of the books of scripture we have today: The Bible, The Book of Mormon, The Doctrine & Covenants, and The Pearl of Great Price.  She told us a little bit about each book.  For example: she explained the Bible is broken up into two parts - The Old Testament and The New Testament.

Once she was done explaining a little about each book, we taped them up to the entertainment center so everyone could see.

On the last piece of paper are all of the books in The Book of Mormon.  Mommy's part of the lesson was to teach a song.  I taught the kids The Books in the Book of Mormon (Children's Songbook p. 119).  We sang it over and over again pointing at the different books on the paper as we sang.

Then, I cut the paper into strips and mixed up the books in The Book of Mormon so they were not in order.  We put them back together as a family (mommy and daddy only helped a little).

Princess thinking hard.

There it goes!

Princess really took the lead putting the books back in the right order.  I was very impressed.

As our final activity I would name books in The Book of Mormon and we practiced finding them in the scriptures.  I have found working in primary that many kids cannot navigate through the scriptures very well.  I want to make sure that my children can.  Princess smiled proudly whenever she found the right book.

Sometimes it surprises me how much my 4 year old and 2 year old grasp the concepts taught.  Princess loved being in charge of the lesson.  I can't wait to have her teach again!

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Scripture Reading Update #4

Hubby and I owed the kids a late night as a reward for finishing Enos.  I wanted it to be a night the kids would remember.

I set up a fortune telling booth and took the kids' fortunes.

If you would like to make your own fortune telling booth check out my sister site Fun-Filled Flicks.  It's full of movie-themed activities you can do with your own family.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Scripture Reading Update #3


Our family scripture reading is going really well.  We finished Jacob and took our trip to Olive Garden (because of the allegory of the olive tree--get it?).   

My boys!

Princess is the force behind the scripture reading.  She makes sure we read every night so that we can mark our Scripture Charts.

The kids were so good at the restaurant.  We had a great time.  

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Scripture Reading Update #2

We made it!...through 2 Nephi that is.  For anyone who has read the Book of Mormon you know that is a feat.  Especially with young kids!

According to our Book of Mormon Reading Chart that means ice cream for the family.

To make it special we took the kids out for ice cream and let them pick the flavors.  Princess chose cotton candy and was pretty excited that it was her favorite color--pink!  It even had sprinkles!

Goofy chose Rootbeer.  I think she would have been happy with anything.  

We sneaked a couple of bites to Bud.  He loves ice cream!

My kids practically beg me to do our scripture reading each night--even when we come home super late.  I love that they are truly excited to read the Book of Mormon.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A Scripture Study Update

Do you remember our Scripture Reading Charts?  Quite a while ago we finished 1 Nephi, but we never had the chance to go skating...until this week.

We headed to Classic Fun Center for Family Night.  I hadn't been there in years and I was impressed by what I found.  Bud couldn't skate, but he was excited to be out of the house.

The family night deal came with pizza and rootbeer.

Look at those fun bounce houses in the background.  Princess loved the dinosaur slide.

My cute girlies.

Princess and I skated together.  I also took Goofy around for rides on the scooter.  Princess gave a valiant effort, but she was not very steady on the skates.  After an hour she finally gave up and rode around on her scooter instead.

The kids had a blast and they still look forward to scripture study every night.

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