Monday, July 22, 2013

FHE Lesson {Mid Year Resolutions}

At the beginning of the year we set some resolutions. I think mid year is a good time to revisit them and check how you are going, and get back on track for great family memories! Time has a way of running out!

 Opening Song:

 Opening Prayer: Child


It's never too late to set goals and resolutions.

Even Mid year is a good time to set new ones or check if you've done what you wanted this year.
Perfect time to get back on track before the year runs out.

Ask children to list things they would like to DO this year
Back in January we came up with :

Visit Planetarium
Visit favourite Parks
Daddy Daughter Dates
 mentioned a few of their favourite family traditions

We decided that we had enough activities for half a year and will designate one Saturday a month to check off the above activities.

Via design mom I heard about these fun questions to ask your children
{and keep their replies to look back on over the years}

This year:

Something I want to do
Something I want to read
Somewhere I want to go
something I want to be better at
Something I want

Maybe you can include
spiritual goals, {prayers, scripture reading holding regular FHE}
physical goals {games to play with kids, daily walks together}
Places to go
Mental health/organizational goals {kids helping with chores}

Have fun planning out an awesome year! I find written down goals seem to happen more and better!

I'm going to review with them what things we have done, what we haven't {and calendar them in!} We have forgotten about our Daddy Daughter Dates so I will definitely put them back to the forefront of our planning and get them to plan what they want to do for them.

Here's another short lesson I previously wrote about how to plan FHE better.
Its always a good time to ask your kids what they want more of!
I thought it would fit in with the goal planning night.

We put forth the question to our girls -
What can we all do to make Family Home Evening better this year?
What things would you like to do?

 These are the answers they came up with:

:: Chocolate for the treat

:: An "I love You because..." spot (one person each week and we will list things we love about them)

:: Bring back 60 second silence (to get our kids to be quiet and get ready for FHE and to practice reverence we use to time to see how long they could be completely quiet for)

:: Take Turns at teaching the lesson

:: Outings for FHE once every two months

:: A hug at the beginning and end of FHE

:: Recite/learn more scriptures

:: More games

:: Continue with our 'fancy dinner' night meals before FHE 
{we set the table with tablecloth and full settings and fancy cups on Monday night and try to have a good quality meal. Interesting side note the kids are more acceptable to higher quality (read vegetables) meals on these nights because I say this is what you would get in a restaurant ;)

:: Act out stories of different prophets in the Book of Mormon and scriptures

:: Always sing Popcorn and Snowman

Most of these we thought up by our kids. I was very surprised at a few of them. Even though this is a completely SIMPLE idea for a FHE I thought I would share it because our girls came up with some lovely ideas I wouldn't have thought of myself, or knew that they wanted.

Wishing you all the best with successful Family Home Evenings in 2013!

Closing Song:

Closing Prayer:
Treat: Chocolate of course according to my kids!!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I like this idea. Going to do it next week! Xoxo

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