Saturday, January 14, 2012

New Year's Goals - LDS Family Home Evening Idea

I probably should have posted this before January, but this handsome little fellow happily distracts me from things that aren't quite as important, but are still important enough where I feel like I should kindly apologize. So... sorry mang, yes mang. Better late than never.

New Year Goals: A FHE
Opening Prayer
Opening Quote: "I have said often, you may write blessings for yourselves, and insert every good thing you can think of, and it will all come to pass on your heads, if you do right" (Heber C. Kimball, from an address given in the Old Tabernacle, August 1853)

Question: How do we get our FHE treat? Does it just magically appear out of thin air? Does it just fly through the door in a shower of sparkles and voila! we can eat?
Somewhere, steps were taken to get that treat!

Move to the stairs in your home. If you don't have stairs, adapt to your liking.

Activity: Have some goals and write them on a strip of paper. Have children put them at the top of the stairs. To get to the top, you have to take it step by step! On seperate strips of paper, write the steps it takes to get to the goal and have children place them on the stairs one at a time.
Yes, the hubby finally cut his dreadlocks....

For example: Goal- Run a Marathon
Steps- walk, stretch, eat right, run 1 mile, run 5 miles, run 10 miles
We did 3 goals which took about 10 minutes. And of course, be careful on the stairs!!

Activity: On a sheet of paper write some family goals for the New Years and talk about the steps you might have to take to reach them.

Scripture: Mosiah 4:27 "And see that all these things are done in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength. And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize; therefore, all things must be done in order."

Closing Prayer and Treat

** We have lots of songs we sing throughout FHE. If there is a principle we are talking about, then we sing a song to reinforce that principle and take it as it comes.**

Other resources from LDS.Org include
* Goal capsules from the Liahona
*Here is a lesson from Duties and Blessings of Priesthood manual with good stories and questions
* Fill in the Blank sentences to reach your goal from The Friend
* HERE is a great visual story about graham crackers as steps, and a grape as a goal for young children from The Friend


Anonymous said...

Now he looks like a missionary! You are an amazing woman Sofia, and hi to the hubby from a fellow Sunnysider:) I love your ideas...All of them!
Michelle Anderson Olson

Ryan & Hayley said...

This is great because this year we decided to choose a goal to work on at the beginning of each month, instead only at the beginning of the year. I will use this for when we set our goals for February - thanks for sharing your talents with everyone!

Hendricksonblog said...

Actually this is the first Monday of the New year so your timing is Fabulous. I can see why that little man distracts you. Darling!
Thanks and I am short on time today so I am soo glad you came up first on my google search.
much Thanks