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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Teaching Service



Each week, we have a night we call "Family Home Evening." We take this time to sing a hymn and have a lesson prepared by a member of the family. We include prayer and scripture study. We talk about family business and also do an activity together.

One week, my husband taught about service. He gave us each hearts and told us to do secret service for our family members. When we completed the task, we were to put a heart down so the person would know a secret service agent had been there. An example would be if your child picked up Daddy's socks for him, he could put the heart down where the socks used to be. Maybe that would be service for mom? ;)

Soon after, Brayden came home from church with this heart pictured above. He had done this in primary. Great minds think alike I guess :)

This is a fun way to get your child excited about doing service for family members.

5 comments:

Kristy Shreve Powers said...

This is great! How old were your kids when they really "got" this?

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Plowmanators said...

Kristy, Brayden kind of got it this year at four, but I don't think he fully gets it. Kaitlyn is kind of oblivious at two :) But we can still start practicing :)

Plowmanators said...

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Kristy Shreve Powers said...

Yes indeed! Practice makes (almost) perfect!

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