Monday, December 1, 2008

The Gift of the Scriptures

FHE exchange, author unknown.

1- Gather scriptures, empty box and wrapping paper.
2- Wrap the scriptures in the box.

Opening Prayer

Search, Ponder and Pray

Place the wrapped box under your Christmas tree. Explain to them that there is something wonderful inside. It is a gift from Heavenly Father. This gift will help us to live so that we may return home to him. Give the Children the chance to guess what is inside the box.

Let them unwrap the box and remove the scriptures. The scriptures are stories of our ancestors. Ancestors are people who lived a long time before us. The scriptures also guide us and let us know what Heavenly Father wants us to do. If we listen to his words, learn from the stories, and follow Jesus' example, we will be able to live with our Heavenly Father again.

Read D&C 33:16.

Give every family member the opportunity to share a favorite scripture or scripture story. Have them explain, if they can, why it is their favorite. What was learned? How did it make you want to change your life?

Closing Prayer

Cocoa-Walnut Crescents
1 cup margarine/butter
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 2/3 cup flour
1 cup walnuts finely chopped

Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl. Blend in cocoa, vanilla and salt. Mix in flour and walnuts until mixed well. Refrigerate 1 hour. Shape dough into small crescent shapes and cook for 15-18 minutes at 325 degrees.


Loralee and the gang... said...

I am going to use this as a back-up
Sharing Time activity in case the assigned person can't make it tomorrow. We have been having some enormous snow storms, and now are predicted for freezing rain. Can't wait :s )