Sunday, March 17, 2019

CFM: Who Hath Ears to Hear, Let Him Hear

Family lesson ideas while studying with little ones

Download blank CFM weekly program HERE.

MATTHEW 13 - As your family members read the Savior's parables, they might enjoy thinking of their own parables that teach the same truths about the kingdom of heaven, using objects of situations that are familiar to them.  

A few weeks ago I shared a family game with cards of objects around the house.  Each person takes a turn picking a card and coming up with a homemade "parable".  Click HERE to download the card printable.

The righteous must grow among the wicked until the end of the world.
This always makes me think of Mormon.  He was just such a cool cat.  He lived in a time when the Nephites were super wicked.  Even though he was alone in his values, he kept the commandments, loved his people, and sprung where he was planted.  Mormon 1:14-17

The Friend magazine has a super cute board game all about loving your neighbor and teaching how we can make good choices when others around us are choosing differently.  Get the board game printable HERE.

No matter what's happening in the world around us, we can always let our light shine.  Click HERE for a special night activity I did back when I worked with the Young Women. 

 This reminds me of the Sleeping at Last lyrics:

Like fireworks
We pull apart the dark
Compete against the stars
With all of our hearts
Till our temporary brilliance turns to ash
We pull apart the darkness while we can

Sunday, March 10, 2019

CFM: These Twelve Jesus Sent Forth

Family lesson ideas while studying with little ones

Download blank CFM weekly program HERE.

My yoke is easy and my burden is light
Mosiah is my favorite book in the Book of Mormon.  I love where Alma's people are in bondage and their burdens are made light.  This is so real.  I have experienced this where a trial I am experiencing is lighter than it should be, where the emotional weight no longer controls my life and I can find pure, pure joy in my hardest challenges because of the aid of my Savior.

For our activity we filled T's backpack with some of his heavy books. 

 It was funny watching him trying to carry it around without falling.  

We then went through his load and took out the books one by one.  Each book was sticky-tacked with a different emoticon.  We talked about all of the different ways we might feel down and how we can turn to Christ to help us ease those burdens.  And before you know it--BAM!  The backpack was light as a feather!

Download 😊Emoji😊 printable HERE.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Beach Babes

This weekend we were able to escape the snow with my in-laws and play at the beach!  It was a perfect break from our winter cabin fever.  

I have the biggest crushes on these two!

Hail, rain, wind, and sunshine.  Packing for the Oregon Coast be like....

Winning at twinning 👯

 Sissy's first handful of sand...
... which we'll continue to see in her diaper for the next few days. 

Sunday, March 3, 2019

CFM: Thy Faith Hath Made Thee Whole

Family lesson ideas while studying with little ones

Download blank CFM weekly program HERE.

I'm cheating a little bit and using the activity from the Come Follow Me-- for Primary

Give each child a paper rain cloud, and ask them to write on it a trial that someone might have.  Put all of the clouds on the board, covering a picture of the Savior.   Invite a child to remove one of the clouds and suggest ways we could help someone with that trial to find peace.  When all the clouds are removed, testify of the Savior's power to calm the storms in our lives.

Download my cloud printable HERE.

It may be fun to make a homemade storm as a family.  Use rain sticks, shakers, snapping, or thunder audio on Youtube for your sound and be creative with flashlights or strobe lights for lightning. ⛈

Sunday, February 17, 2019

CFM: He Taught Them as One Having Authority

Family lesson ideas while studying with little ones

Download blank CFM weekly program HERE.

I'm gonna be honest here... Oats work better than sand when performing a wise man/foolish man object lesson.  Go with oats.  Tell the children he built his house upon the oats.

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