LOVING YOUR FAMILY
FHE Lesson Ideas
OPENING SONG: “A Happy Family” Children’s Songbook pg 198
Once upon a time there were two families. These families were very similar. They each had a mom and a dad and the same amount of children. But there was a major difference – one family was happy and one family was sad.
One day one of the children from the sad family decided to find out why the happy family was happy, so he went to the happy home with one of the happy children. When they walked in the mom was excited to see her child and said, “I Love You!” Throughout his whole stay, the child from the sad family noticed things:
· The children from the happy family shared their toys and said, “I love you” to each other and do nice things for each other.
· The happy family children never said mean things to each.
· The happy family children didn’t hit, kick, or fight with each other.
**Insert things that your family does to show love and/or things that your family could do better.
The child from the sad family decided that they were happy because they loved each other, and they tried to show it all the time. So, when the child went home to his house, he decided to show his family that he loved them. As he started to show his love, it became contagious, and soon the sad family became a happy family, too!
Everyone needs to show their family how much they love them, and as they show their love, it becomes stronger.
ASK EACH FAMILY MEMBER:
“How can you show your love better to your family?”
BABY MOSES STORY
Moses has an older sister who loved him and helped him when he was a baby.
Print and cut out the pictures and laminate for durability. Use tape, felt or magnet tape so that they can adhere to the surface that you will use to tell the story.
Let children play with the story figures during the week to reinforce the story -- maybe place on the refrigerator to talk about during the week.
1:22 – And Pharaoh charged all the people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.
2:1 – And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.
2:2 – And th3 woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
2:3 – And when she could no longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink.
2:4 – And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.
2:5 – And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river’s side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.
2:6 – And when she had opened it, she saw the child; and behold the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, this is one of the Hebrews’ children.
2:7 – then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?
2:8 – And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child’s mother.
2:9 – And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child and nursed it.
2:10 – And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, because I drew him out of the water.
“Do you see the baby’s sister hiding in the bulrushes?”
“What is her name?”
“How do you think Miriam and Moses’ mother felt to know that the Pharaoh’s daughter had taken Moses to be her baby?”
GAME: “I Admire …..”
GOAL: to write down one or more things you admire, like or see as a positive characteristic about each member of the family.
Pass a sheet of paper and a pen to each person participating.
Each person writes their name at the top of the paper.
Now pass the papers one person to the right and then everyone writes 1 or 2 positive things and/or that they like about the person named on the paper.
When everyone is completed, pass the papers again one person to the right.
Repeat until each person has their named paper.
Go around the circle and each person can read the compliments written on their papers.
SET A GOAL:
As a family and each individual, set a goal to work on this week to help have a happier family.
CLOSING SONG: “I Am a Child of God” Children’s Songbook pg 2
Crust: 1C flour
½ C butter
Mix and press into a 9x13 pan. Cook for 20 minutes @ 350 degrees.
Mix: 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
1C powdered sugar
1C cool whip
Spread this layer on cooled crust.
Mix: 1 large pkg instant chocolate pudding
1 large pkg instant vanilla pudding
3-4 C milk
Mix according to package directions. Spread on top of 1st layer.
Refrigerate at least one hour.
OPTIONAL: You could top with cool whip and chocolate shavings.