Hello friends! This week we are taking a break for our Book of Mormon lessons to talk a little bit about the Word of Wisdom. My 5 year old has been asking a lot of questions about this topic lately, and I think FHE is the perfect place to tackle those questions as a family!
To get started, I made this printable of the beautiful promise we are given in D&C if we will follow the Word of Wisdom. It was a great reminder to me to read through all that we have been promised if we will take care of these wonderful bodies that we have been given by Heavenly Father.
We spent a few minutes talking about how the revelation came about, and how at that time, people had no idea of the harmful effects of tobacco and other things. After we read through a few verses we did a fun little activity the kids liked that was great for my 5-year old little guy that has a really hard time sitting still for a WHOLE family home evening lesson ;)
First I made up these signs to tape up on the wall
Then I printed off this list and cut each item out and put them in a little bucket.
Then the kids took turns picking out a paper from the bucket. When we read it aloud the kids would have to run and tag the sign depending on how often we should have or do that thing...always, sometimes or never!
Such a simple activity, but a fun way for the kids to be involved! The thing we focused on most with our kids was making the decision NOW to obey the Word of Wisdom. That way when they are confronted later with those hard choices they will be able to go back to the commitment they had made to themselves years before and stay strong to what they believe.
Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have had a beautiful Sabbath with those that you love!