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.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

CFM: Blessed Are Ye

Family lesson ideas while studying with little ones

Download blank CFM weekly program HERE.

Jesus Christ had come to fulfill the lower law and teach a higher law

I was struggling to come up with a way to teach a three year old about the law of Moses and the law of Christ and how in different times God's children are given different commandments.  And then I was craving Skittles.  And then this happened....

Put a stack of cards on the table with different chores/jobs/rules in your family.  Then place a bowl of candy in the center.  When you flip a card over everyone that that rule applies to gets to take a Skittle.

At the end of the game we can see how even within the family different members have different rules to follow.  The baby doesn't know how to make her bed yet and a toddler is not expected to pay the bills.  As we grow we are given more responsibilities because we are better able to handle them.

Download PDF of the chores cards HERE.  I also included a blank page for adding custom chores and jobs to personalize your family game.

This was a lesson I really needed to hear this week.  After attending the temple, I have been pondering this idea so much lately of why it is that we are given line upon line and why people from the past were given different commandments.

I am just so grateful to know that we are growing and that God continues to parent us and guide us, catering to his children uniquely as a generation and on an individual, personal level as well.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

CFM: Ye Must Be Born Again

Family lesson ideas while studying with little ones

Download blank CFM weekly program HERE.

Opening Song: To Think about Jesus

Heavenly Father shows His love for me through Jesus Christ.
The sacrament provides a time to reflect on the love of God and the gift of His Son.  What hymns help you feel this love?  What could you do to make the sacrament more meaningful?

On Sundays I like to leave the songbook open on my lap after we sing the sacrament hymn.  While the sacrament is being passed I reread the lyrics to help feel the spirit and focus on the Savior.  For the lesson each family member can pick their favorite sacrament hymn to sing.  You can never have too much singing.  

Christ offers me His living water.
As we talked about the woman at the well, we had our son pour everyone a cup of water.  
Oh. Snap.

Nothing makes me more nervous than a toddler pouring a pitcher.  😂 Don't worry, he only ended up spilling half the container.

John 2-4
As your family reads these chapters this week, pay special attention to how the Savior used everyday things--birth, wind, water, and food--to teach spiritual truths.  What items in your home can you use to teach spiritual truths?

I made a printable card game HERE of different objects in the home.  The family can take turns picking a card and trying to come up with a "spiritual truth" parable.

Closing Song: I Stand All Amazed

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