Sunday, February 28, 2010

FHE: Heavenly Father's Creations

This Family Home Evening idea comes from the February 2007 issue of The Friend (p.51)
If you'd like to do something similar with your family, you can copy and paste the following into a document that you can print.

Song: My Heavenly Father Loves Me (Children's Songbook #228)


Scripture: Genesis 1:1

Activity: From the February 2007 Friend magazine, read the poem "God's Love" (p. 7) and enjoy Strawberry Squares (p. 43) as you draw pictures of Heavenly Father's creations.


God’s Love
By: Elsie Palmer

God made the sun to rule the day.
It gives us warmth and light.
He made the moon and glistening stars
To guide us through the night.

He made the water cool and clear
To fill the lakes and seas.
He made each blade of thirsty grass.
He made the flowers and trees.

God made the bees and butterflies,
And every creeping thing,
Like busy ants, and wriggly worms,
And feathered birds that sing.

And every form of animal
Was made to roam the land.
Some hike the highest mountain peaks;
Some thrive in desert sand.

The lion and the bear He made,
The cuddly bunny too.
He made the horse and elephant
And bouncy kangaroo.

And when God saw that all was good
And glorious to see,
Then in His image He made man
That you and I might be.

We thank Thee, Heavenly Father,
For Thy watchful, loving care,
For this wondrous, gift-filled world
With beauty everywhere.

Strawberry Squares

2 cups flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter
1 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened
1 8 ounce package of frozen whipped topping
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons orange extract
24 fresh or thawed strawberries, havled

1. Mix the flour, powdered sugar, and butter until crumbly. Coat a 9x13 inch (23x33 cm) pan with nonstick spray or butter, and press the flour mixture into the pan. Bake the crust at 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) for 16 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool.

2. Beat cream cheese, frozen whipped topping, sugar, and orange extract until smooth. Pour the mixture over the crust and refigerate for 1 hour.

3. Cut into squares and place a strawberry half on each one.

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