Sunday, February 10, 2013

Valentine's FHE Lesson

So this lesson looks like it has a lot of preparation. I promise, it really is not that bad! I just used things that other people have already created instead of designing everything myself. So this just takes you to the links you need to find everything I used.

Preparation: Assemble the home, (click on that link and then click on cubby house template), cut out all of the hearts and attach paperclips, (I liked some of the ideas on Little LDS Ideas for this FHE. She already made hearts with different "love" scenarios and I just used hers. Scroll to the bottom of the blog post and print off "page 1" and "page 2") make a magnetic fishing pole (I hot glued a magnet to a piece of yarn and then tied the yarn to a pencil, cut apart the puzzle home (I wrote our last name on the roof and then cut apart the house so it became a puzzle), have ingredients for oreos at home

Opening Song: 294 Love at Home

Opening Prayer:

Scripture: John 13:34-35


  • Read the first paragraph of “Temple” in the Bible Dictionary.
    • Emphasize the last sentence—“Only the home can compare with the temple in sacredness.”
    • What are some ideas for how we can make our home compare to the temple?
  • Read “My Home.”
    • We are going to practice filling our home with love tonight. (Show the home.)
    • Since we only want love to be in our home, we are going to read each heart and if it is something that will help our home be more like the temple, we are going to put it in our home. (Remove the roof and place one in.) If however, it is not something that will help our home be more Christlike, we are going to leave it outside the home and make a pile. (Show place for the pile)
    • (Then turn over all of the hearts so the words are down. Use the fishing pole with a magnet on the end to go fishing for a heart—each heart needs a paper clip attached to it. Take turns fishing for one heart at a time.)
  • Puzzle House
    • As we put the puzzle house together, we are going to discuss each characteristic and how it will help us make our home be more like the Temple.
Closing Song: 308 Love One Another

Closing Prayer:

Activity: Make Valentines. Either make valentines for each other or have them write out all of the valentines for their classmates. --And/Or--  Make an envelope/ box/ container for all of their valentines

Treat: Homemade Oreos
--Add red food coloring and cherry or almond extract to the frosting to make Cherry Chocolate Oreos--

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