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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

FHE: A History of Prophets

We haven't been the best about having FHE lately so I insisted we do a little something, even if it was quick...it still needed to be done. Just before this last General Conference, a long-lost friend sent me a packet of activities for the kids to do during the talks. There were great ideas like a maze, a hidden picture, connecting names with pictures of the Apostles, and connecting first with last names. My favorite was a section will pictures of all the Apostles with a tie next to them. While they were speaking, the kids we supposed to color the tie to match the one the speaker was wearing. At the end, there were pictures to color of all the past presidents, starting with Joseph Smith, and leaving a blank area to draw a picture of the new Prophet.

Opening Song: Twinkle Little Star

Opening Prayer: Crazy Grandma

Lesson: Taking those last few pages, we looked at all the Prophets of the Church. Da Boo could name the first two and the last one but we went through all of them in order, saying their name and looking at the picture. If I had more time to prepare, I would have found out something interesting to share about each one, to help them remember that these men were real people. Then we talked a little about how President Thomas S. Monson is now the Prophet and what it means to be a Prophet as well as President of the Church. The kids were very fidgety so we didn't go into too much details, just enough to get the point across.

Closing Song: We Thank Thee, O God, For A Prophet

Closing Prayer: Me

Activity: We are getting ready to paint the living room. The Man lifted up the couches and the kids scurried underneath to retrieve all the lost puzzle pieces, train tracks and other random toys that had been forgotten. It's like Christmas, really...finding all these things you thought we lost forever. Next year, no Santa. Just lift up the couch!

Treats: Sadly, the kids were very hyper tonight and had refused to eat dinner. Around here, if you don't at least make an effort to eat your dinner, you don't get dessert or treats. So no treats tonight. After the kids went to bed, my mom and I had some See's candies. Yum!


Kenney Crew said...

I actually did something similar for Sharing Time the Sunday before conference. I made up a Latter-Day Prophet Memory game. The children had to match up the picture of the Prophet/Apostle with another card that had smaller pictures of that persons hobbies, job/odd jobs from their childhood, or some other story from their life. I didn't know, but several of the apostles enjoy watercolor painting. Who knew? I laminated it so that I can save it and pull it out next time conference comes around.

Amanda said...

LOL!!!! I am jealous about the painting! I so want to paint my dining room/ entryway.....but I just don't think it's gonna happen before the baby comes.....so then I know it won't happen for at least 6 months to a year (okay.... let's be honest AT LEAST a year!) B/c I don't do well with babies!

Tausha said...

oh how i have missed my barnyard friend. (u know what i mean by that right?) I like you did a FHE on conference. My bonnie put together some AWESOME packets and we did the same kind of lesson. I really like the idea of the apostle with the tie-i don't suppose you could post that just so i could have a copy? i would love to have that for my files for FHE/achievement days and primary.
I loved the info on the kangaroo zoo. i think that i need to take my children there. But, i do have crazy hair, but i try to cover the chunky part of me :) how much does it cost and is it worth it? I know that they just openend one in north slc. Looked fun. I think that it would make all 3 of my monkeys very very tired! YEs!!!

Rachel said...

We had the same conference activity pages! It was entertaing because my mom did not know what they had in them and one time my brother went up to get a look at one of the ties and my mom thought he was looking to see if the speaker was loosing his hair! It was funny!

Jo said...

I was wondering when Twinkle would again grace your FHE. I feel better now.

Jan said...

You always have the best FHE ideas. We are so boring. We just follow the Sunday School lessons for the next one coming up. It does keep us on target and ready for answer ammo for Sundays. We come across a lot smarter than we are :). Good mother you are Miss Jessica G.

Kristie said...

Sounds like another successful FHE!! I hope that you are having a good visit with your mom!!

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