Monday, February 16, 2009

My Family Monday
*Following the Footsteps of Jesus*

This week for Family Home Evening we are going to talk about Jesus Christ and how we can follow in his footsteps. This lesson has been taken from a great site called The Family Home Evening Spot. I have a feeling that we will be doing alot of lessons from this site.

Opening Song: "I'm trying to be like Jesus" (Childrens Song Book #78)
Opening Prayer: Lil' E
Lesson: Mommy

Following the footsteps of Jesus:
Print out some footprints on paper. Stick them on the floor in a line. Next to each set of footprints lay a picture from the Gospel art Picture Kit. (You can find them here if you don't have them at home: Baby Jesus, Boyhood of Jesus, Baptism of Jesus, Jesus Healing, Jesus Praying, Jesus on the Cross, Jesus in Heaven ) You will make about 8 steps. In order, lay a picture of Jesus as a baby, As a child with Joseph, getting baptised, healing the sick, Praying,On the Cross, and Asending into heaven. Have each child walk on the footsteps. At each stage say " As Jesus was born, so were you", "Jesus was a child, as you are too" "Jesus was baptised and you will be too when you are 8", "Jesus helped the sick and you will too in your life", "Jesus Prays just like you", "Jesus died and one day you will too", "Jesus went to heaven to be with heavenly father and one day you will too". At the end of the footsteps I had a plate of treats to be their reward in heaven for making it through the footsteps of life.
Closing Song: “If The Savior Stood Beside Me" (Sally Deford)
Closing Prayer: Daddy
Treat: Sugar Cookies with footprints on them to be waiting at the end of the step walk