Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day Activities

Thankfully the church had something planned for Labor Day, because I can never get it together enough to plan anything!

Today we went to the church for a primary activity where the kids got to make homemade ice cream and the adults made a family home evening board, or whatever they wanted to use the board for.

I made a family home evening board - for the once a week family home evenings as recommended by the church, where you gather your family to have a lesson on a various topic, scriptures, etc. and then an accompanying activity with a treat and of course prayer.
You can have your family home evening whichever way you'd like, however the most common is to have each family member take turns being in charge of certain aspects of the evening - the prayer, the song, the lesson, the treat, the activity, and the closing prayer. (obviously little ones need help from the adults with some of those)

It was fun to make! I'm not a crafty person when it comes to non-computer crafts. lol I just can't get the letters to stick on you can see my "Prayer, Song, Lesson, Treat, Activity, Prayer" is a bit squished. So I just played with them and tilted the "Activity, Prayer" to make it look like it was meant to be "fun" and off-kilter. haha

Then I made little wooden clothespin people for each member of our family (with our names on them since all the boys pretty much look the same) that hangs on the hooks to rotate between activities on the board.
You can't see from the big picture, but each little person has a face painted on them too....

The boys think it's pretty cool and now Brayden has begun painting a clothespin person for each member of our extended family too!

Well I can't type much more because everyone is requiring something of me right now! aaack! That's what I get for trying to post on my blog in the middle of the day I guess. ;)

Until next time....(tomorrow - my big ultrasound!)


1 comment:

Simply, Sarah said...

It looks great! I love the clothespin idea! The children like it too.