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Family Home Evenings

Last year I decided to come up with a Family Home Evening (FHE) idea each week and post them on this blog. (You can see our past ones here.)

It was fun to come up with a new idea each week....but sometimes we didn't have FHE simply because I didn't have time to come up with an idea! I knew that I wanted to make our FHE's more regular, and so I decided to not come up with my own ideas, but to simply use the lessons in the Church's Nursery Manual.

We bought one a while ago and so each Monday evening, after dinner, we sit together and have our FHE lesson, and of course, a treat. The lessons are short, simple, and preparation is minimal. You can do as little or as much as your children's attention span will allow. They have suggested activities you can try if you want and even pages you can copy or print for the kids to color and craft.

We've been doing these lessons for a while, and I have to say, that Nursery Manual is the best thing since take n' bake pizza! FHE has been successful. Often short, but always sweet. :)

I'm going to post a link to the lesson we are on each week for anyone that wants to join in. This week we are on Lesson 15: I am Thankful

Comments

Robyn said…
We use that a lot, too. My oldest is 6 and just started football, so half the time, it's the quick lesson at the dinner table, but I can't WAIT to look at your other ideas. I just started a Family Home Evening box where I'll have all the cutesy stuff I do in file folders ready to go. Also, a few friends and I are going to start a lesson swap getting. Oh, and I'm now a follower. I love your blog so far!!!

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