Monday, February 10, 2014

FHE: Be a good example




Here is a quick and easy Family Home Evening lesson you can whip up in a snap.
We live far away from Grandparents so we going to try to facetime them once a month and have an FHE together. We did this one last week and it was a success!
(This would also be a fun and easy Primary or Nursery lesson.)

Supplies:
  • 1-2 pieces of yellow construction paper
  • 1 piece of orange construction paper
  • scissors
  • marker
  • tape

Prep Work:
  1. Cut strips out of the yellow paper.
  2. Cut a big circle out of the orange paper.


3. On the orange circle, write these words from the scripture Matthew 5:16: "Let your light so shine!"



Lesson Time!

  1. With your family, read Matthew 5:16 (You can even work on memorizing it if you want!)
  2. Tape up the orange circle on the wall.
  3. Hand each person 1 or 2 yellow paper strips and have them each think of ways they can let their light shine, and be a good example of Christ to others.
  4. Then one by one, tape the yellow strips on the wall all around the orange circle:


5. Ask your children what they see now. Answer: The SUN! Talk about how when we do good things and try to be a good example, it shines like the sun. Other people will notice it and will be blessed as we live as our Heavenly Father and Savior want us to. And we will be happy. :)


Do you like this idea?

2 comments :

Kiasa said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! I found it on pinterest and did this simple lesson with my little ones today. It was a success!

luvmyadopted1 said...

I pinned this ages ago and it's one of the most popular repins of mine...I thought you would like to know.
Also I did this in Sunday school. I put the main part of the sun up on the board and then I picked one orange ray and wrote something I liked about somebody in the room and then i attached it to the sun. Then that person had to pick somebody else in the room and do the same....and so on and so forth. Eventually all of our rays got added and we made a sun. I then talked about how one little encouragement to somebody can make somebody's day brighter and eventually that brightness will catch on and they will pass the happiness on to others. I told them in that way we can let our light shine and make the world a happier place.

I did it your way a few times and this way once. Both had awesome results and I thought I would pass it along. Thanks for the great ideas!!!