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The Last Supper!

Last night my wife did the Family Home Evening lesson. She called it “Scriptures In A Bag” (I’m not sure whether she made this up or found it online). She had several small paper bags on the floor, and each of them had an object or two in it. By seeing the objects in the bag, we were supposed to come up with a scripture that related to those objects. There were pictures of temples in one bag, a container of water in the other, a boat, notepad and pencil, and more. One of the bags that a toy peach, tomato and muffin in it. I joked with the family that I didn’t remember seeing any scripture that had a peach, tomato and muffin in it. My son that blurted out very loudly, “The last supper!”
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Random Family Home Evening activity ideas

We recently had an activity in the ward where we went through the different aspects of a Family Home Evening. The Young Men President and Young Women President ran the activity portion, and they had a handout with some ideas for Family Home Evening activities. There were no details provided on any of the suggestions. Some of these could be directly tied in to a lesson, others would just be for family fun. Most of them are self-explanatory, but if you want more details, you can do a search online and I’m sure you could find specifics.

Here are the suggestions:

Outdoor Activities

  • beach blanket volleyball with water balloons
  • water balloon toss
  • water gun fight
  • flour-filled balloon toss
  • egg toss
  • relay with sponges and 2 buckets
  • races around a high school track
  • tricycle races around a high school track
  • sack races
  • family walk or family hike
  • raking leaves contest
  • jump in leaf piles
  • tobogganing
  • build a snow fort
  • snowball fight

Service Activities

  • plan bulbs at the chapel
  • clean the chapel
  • shovel driveways
  • rake leaves
  • deliver home-made cookies
  • write letters to the missionaries
  • deliver sand-art cookies-in-a-jar
  • secret service delivery
  • invite another family to your Family Home Evening

Indoor Activities

  • scripture pictionary
  • scripture story picture guess
  • act-out scripture stories
  • do as I’m doing
  • hide and go seek
  • freeze tag
  • sardines
  • dance contest
  • crab walk race
  • sock tag
  • balloon toss or balloon keep-away
  • bean bag toss
  • hidden object search
  • tower building contest with recycling
  • board games
  • mini golf
  • make valentines
  • dye Easter eggs
  • carve pumpkins
  • decorate the Christmas Tree

Missionary Preparation Activities

  • tie tying contest
  • egg frying contest
  • Kraft Dinner making contest
  • ironing contest
  • button sewing contest
  • clothes folding relay race

New Gospel Art Book

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Quite a few years ago my wife purchased the Gospel Art Picture kit. It was around $30, and seemed like a great resource to have around the house. Now, the Church has released a nice new resource called the Gospel Art Book. I’m sure this will end up replacing the Gospel Art Picture Kit in most homes (this is probably not something that will end up in PDF format on the Church site, because there are some copyrighted images in the book).

This book contains 137 pictures that can be used in the home or at church to enrich gospel teaching and learning. The pictures are organized into six sections: (1) Old Testament, (2) New Testament, (3) Book of Mormon, (4) Church History, (5) Gospel in Action, and (6) Latter-day Prophets.

An index lists the pictures and corresponding references to scriptures and other sources. The book includes the index in each of the following languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish.

The book is spiral bound (like “Preach My Gospel”) and has some beautiful pictures in it. The only drawback I can see is that you can’t show two pictures at the same time, since the pages don’t come out.

It is priced well, too. It is $3.50 for a single book, but only $1.50 when purchased in a box of 20. We’ll probably buy a box for the ward so the members get the cheaper price.