I thought I would share a Family Home Evening Idea that my family did last week. My kids loved it and since it’s on Love, I thought it would be perfect for tomorrow, Valentine’s Day.
A few weeks ago I was trying to think of something we could do for Family Home Evening that talked about loving members of our family and filling our home with love.
That week my 2 kids had been fighting quite a bit, so I wanted them to understand that when we fight we won’t have the Spirit and our home won’t be filled with love. So this is what I came up with.
I found a house template, here, and printed it out. I used pink cardstock for the house and some cute Valentine’s paper for the roof. Then I cut a slit into the roof.
Next I came up with different little ‘love’ scenarios. I printed them onto hearts and then cut them out and laminated them.
That night for Family Home Evening we began with an opening song, ‘Love One Another’. Then we talked about Loving One Another. We talked a little bit about when we are kind and show love to one another our home can be filled with love and the Spirit. But when we fight we are following Satan (my kids have really been into ‘Following Jesus vs. Following Satan’ lately).
Next, I read them a little poem that I found from ‘The Friend’ called:
Click title to read the poem
After the poem I showed them the home that I made and the hearts (I had taped them to a poster-board). I told our kids that we are going to pretend that this is our home and we want to fill it with love. I pointed to the hearts and told them that there are things written on each heart. Some are good, but some are bad. Then I told them that we only want to fill our home with ‘Good’ hearts. We took turns choosing one heart and reading it aloud. If it was good they would put it in the home. If it was bad we left it out.
At the end I asked if we could all try really hard to fill our home with love this week. Then I read the scripture, John 13:34.
It turned out to be a great Family Home Evening that kept my children entertained while learning the importance of loving one another.
So if you’re in need of a Family Home Evening Lesson, here you go. Have a great week and Happy Valentine’s Day!!