Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Family Home Evening: Dwelt in a Tent

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On Monday nights we have what we call “Family Home Evening”. We gather together as a family to study the gospel together and to do other activities that strengthen the family spiritually, create family memories, and increase unity and love.

Keeping our boys’ attention is challenging, so fun ways to teach the message is imperative.

Tonight we built a “tent” out of blankets and kitchen stools, anchored by Charles Dickens' novels.

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Then we all gathered inside to hear Daddy tell the story of Lehi and his family’s journey to the promised land. (read about it here)

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The boys LOVED IT!

Then we made Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies. Because all good things end with cookies, or at least this fun family Monday night did.

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5 comments:

Danett said...

Thanks for sharing. I love when I hear families spending great quality time together, especially in the spirit of God! This needs to happen more! I feel like sometimes we are all so busy that we are never together as a family. Maybe we will try the tent one night this week. Big enought this time for all of us! Thanks for sharing!!

Lian said...

What a fun idea. That must have been one big tent to fit everyone :)

Kimberly said...

Tent Dwelling in the Living room = FUN TIMES!
Charles Dickens has many purposes!

Lap of Luxury said...

So fun for the boys. Making tents is so exciting!

Warner / Debbie Blair said...

What a good idea! Your boys are so cute and that includes your husband!

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