Saturday, April 12, 2014

A Family Home Evening Lesson on Faith.

I was SUPER excited to be asked from the Jedi Craft Girl to be apart of the
14 Day Walk with Christ.  

Is this not the BEST IDEA EVER for families to take part in?
{You can see my original post on her blog HERE.}

Kuddos to Amanda for creating and organizing it all!

The topic I was given was:
Christ-Like Attributes - Faith

I've outlined this lesson to go along very similar as to what a 

ENJOY!!!


Start the lesson out by asking your children the question: 
"What is faith?"

Answers may include - -
* Confidence in something or someone
* A hope for things which are not seen, but which are true.

Have everyone turn to Alma 32:21.

"And now as I said concerning faith - faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true."

Attention Activity: Gather a plastic Easter egg, a few pebbles or grains of rice, and a small picture of the Savior. I printed mine out and just changed the sizing HERE.




Roll up the picture so that it fits inside the egg and cannot be seen when shut.
Shake the egg {with the rice in it} and ask the kids if they think anything is INSIDE of the egg?
They will answer YES and then you can follow up with
 "But you can't SEE anything in there...so how do you KNOW?"  

Have the kids open up the egg to discover the picture.

Explain that even though we have not seen Jesus Christ, we know He is there. We have had living prophets testify of the Savior, the scriptures are written ABOUT the Savior, and we can see His existence and all of His creations in the natural beauty of the earth everyday.

Turn to: Matthew 13:31-32.

"Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:

Which indeed is the least of all the seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof."

Ask the kids if they know how big a mustard seed is?

A mustard seed is about 1/20th of an inch in size.  It is one of the smallest seeds in the world.  Follow up by showing them this picture.

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Ask the kids: Do you think that it took great FAITH on the farmer's part, to plant that teeny tiny seed - - and trust that it would grow into something large and bountiful?

Ask the kids:

What things are necessary to help a seed grow? Sunshine, water and air.

If we stop watering our seeds or place it in a dark room, will it continue to grow? No.

IF we continue to take care of our litte seed, doing everything that is necessary, our seed will staret to blossom and turn into something beautiful.

Let's compare our FAITH to a SEED.

In order for faith to work, we need to plant it in our hearts.  

Then we have to nourish it with: reading the scriptures, saying our prayers, going to church - all of these Gospel principles will help our own faith grow - - just like sunlight and water do with any type of seed.

Read Alma 33:23.

"And now, my brethern, I desire that ye shall plant this word in your hearts, and as it beginneth to swell, even so nourish it by faith.  And behold, it will become a tree, springing up in you unto everlasting life. And then may God grant unto your burdens may be light, through the joy of his Son. And even all this can ye do if ye will. Amen."

Activity: Let the kids plant their OWN seeds....literally!


Purchase little clay pots {white styrofoam cups do the trick as well for this!} and have them decorate their pots however they'd like!

Show them the correct way to plant a seed -- while discussing the necessities for the seed to grow.


Explain to them that faith is something that will continue to grow within us throughout our entire lives.  As long as we constantly NOURISH our faith, in doing what is righ, our lives will be blessed.

Dessert: Serve 'Dirt Cups'.


This easy treat is always a hit with kiddos!

All you'll need is:


Place your pudding into a cup of any kind, and top with crushed Oreos, gummy worms and gummy flowers.


Thanks again Amanda, for asking me to participate in this 'walk'!

  I hope that in some way, it can help other familiescome closer to our Savior, 
during this Easter season!


For a copy of my Faith Printable for your journal or to hang on your refrigerator you can click HERE.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Can You Create One Of These Printables For Each YW Values My Daughter Is Doing A YW Bulletin Board

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