Monday, January 26, 2009

My Family Monday

Lil' E came home from church on Sunday with this beautiful display of Joseph Smith's first vision. He had made it in his CTR 5 class. I was unable to attend church on Sunday because Doble and Razy were both sick. I thought that it would be nice to talk about Joseph Smith and have Lil' E tell us some things that he learned in his primary class. This way he could help teach the lesson.
The display Lil' E made in CTR 5 on Sunday
He was so proud of it. I'd have to agree with him. I love it.
Lesson: The Prophet Joseph Smith
Purpose:To help family members gain a testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith.

Song:" The Sacred Grove" Children’s Songbook, p. 87
Scripture: Lil' E
Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you, my servant Joseph Smith, I am well pleased with your
offering and acknowledgments, which you have made; for unto this end have I raised you
up, that I might show forth my wisdom through the weak things of the earth.
(D&C 124:1)
Story: Mommy
"My Tiny Book of Joseph Smith" by Marion Passey
Testimony: Daddy
Bear testimony of Joseph Smith.
Activity: Joseph loved to wrestle. Have family members participate in one or both of the following wrestling matches.

Indian Arm Wrestling 1. Have two people sit down and face each other across a small table. make sure the opponents are not too different in size. 2. Both then place their right elbows side-by-side on the table and grip each other's right hands. The left hands must be placed on the table and must not grasp anything. 3. When the players are in position, give the command to start. The wrestlers try to touch their opponent's hand against the table without lifting their elbows.

Indian Leg Wrestling 1. Have two people lie on their backs side-by-side with their heads in opposite directions. You may prefer to have a pad or rug underneath. 2. Count to three slowly. On the count of one and two, both people raise their inside legs straight up. The two heels should meet when both legs are straight. On the count of three, the wrestlers lock legs and try to flip the other person over. The person who flips over first is the loser. (George and Jeane Chipman, Games! Games! Games! , [Salt Lake City: Shadow Mountain, 1983], p. 83-4.)
Treat:Honey Taffy. This was a pioneer favorite.
2 cups honey
1 cup sugar
1 cup cream
In a heavy saucepan combine all ingredients. Cook over low heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Continue cooking, stirring as little as possible. When mixture reaches hard ball stage (260° F.), remove from heat and pour onto a shallow, buttered 9x13-inch pan. Turn edges in with a spatula to prevent candy from hardening. When just cool enough to handle, divide in about 6 lengths and pull candy using buttered fingertips. Continue pulling until light and fluffy. Twist into ropes of desired thickness. With kitchen shears, cut into pieces of desired size. Wrap each piece with waxed paper. Makes 2 pounds. (Julie Badger Jensen, The Essential Mormon Cookbook, [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2004] p. 133.)