Family Home Evening Lessons
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Family Home Evening Lesson Ideas

The Pioneers' Faith

I used velcro to make the bridge stick, but it's not really necessary.





Lehi's Journey

This FHE takes you through Lehi's journey to the Promised Land.  I'm hoping to pull it out after we get that far in the Book of Mormon as a family (such high aspirations, I know).  

I was able to get the button game pieces and dice from the dollar store.



God Created Insects

I used velcro over the laminated pieces to make the insect game.  This one was a lot of fun for my daughter who is really into 'bugs' right now.  I'm trying to teach her that they have a purpose here on earth, too, and we don't need to try and kill everything that moves on the sidewalk.



God Created Insects Lesson
Story
Story Picture
Insects Game Background
Insects for the Game

The Parable of the Ten Virgins

                         

This Family Home Evening / Primary Lesson focuses on being prepared for when the Savior comes again.  I cut out the hole of the oil lamp before laminating it and then put a slit in the lamination in order to allow the oil drops to go through easily.  I've converted everything to PDF which will hopefully make it easier to download.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Parable of the Ten Virgins Lesson

Storybook

Storybook Pictures

Oil Lamp

Oil Drops

I Can Have An Understanding Heart

                    

I Can Have an Understanding Heart

Situations and Graphics

Micah

Helping Heart Coupons

Forgiveness

I got really extreme with this one by getting out the markers and actually coloring the situation pictures.  Crazy, huh?

                            

Forgiveness

Pebble of Forgiveness Story

Situations and Situation Pictures

What Would Jesus Have Me Do?

This lesson includes a bingo game that highlights service and good deeds.

                

What Would Jesus Have Me Do? (lesson)

Good Deeds for the Day (story)        Good Deeds for the Day (picture)

Bingo Card 1        Bingo Card 2        Bingo Card 3

Bingo Card 4        Bingo Card 5        Bingo Card 6

Bingo Card 7        Bingo Tokens

Sheep and Goats

This is the first one I managed to organize online.  I'll get more up here as I find time.

The Practice Makes Perfect Picture is just a graphic that I cut out and glued to the back of the story.  That way the primary kids had something to look at while I read.    

Hopefully the links work alright.  You'll probably need a word application for them to transfer correctly.  Let me know if you have any suggestions.

          




Introduction

After being a Nursery/Sunbeam teacher for a year and realizing that the lessons were beginning to repeat themselves and I wasn't getting released anytime soon, I finally got smart and started saving the lesson supplements I was creating.  In addition, I invested in a laminator from e-Bay because Kinko's and Inkley's are just too expensive to use on a regular basis.

Now that I'm no longer in the Primary, I'm left with a jumble of "stuff" on my hard drive.  I've decided to organize it into Family Home Evening lessons that we can use as my daughter gets older.  I've decided to put it on this side blog because when my computer crashes (and they always do), I will have extra back-up copies.  Additionally, if somehow, somewhere it helps some frantic primary teacher (who realizes that 2 pages of lesson only transfers to 20 minutes in the classroom) looking for extra material on a Saturday night, then I will feel good about that.

Also, if someone happens to be reading this and has lessons or supplements of their own to add please e-mail me at alwaysmoney@inthebananastand.com.  I'm always happy to have more.

Everything I have is taken from LDS Church materials or magazines.  I've done my best to reference everything here in case someone needs to verify, and I don't want to get in trouble for plagiarism.  I've reformatted things when I've needed just so everything fits on 8x11 papers so I can print them neatly and they fit into my portable file.  Usually I paste the papers onto thicker colored paper before laminating them, but that's about as fancy as I get.

Thanks for taking the time to look.  I hope this can be helpful to someone if needs be.