Monday, February 2, 2009

My Family Monday *A House of Order*

A House of Order
Song: When Your Helping Your Happy(Children Songbook p.198)

Scripture: Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God; (Doctrine and Covenants 88:119)

Lesson: Talk to the kids about the temple. Tell them about how the Temple is the House of the Lord. Ask them what type of place the temple is. Is it clean or dirty? Quiet or Loud? Ask them what type of house we have. Tell them that we want to keep our house more like the temple, but mommy and daddy can't do it alone. We need them to help out. Show them the chore chart that I created. Each chart has things like make your bed, brush your teeth, set and clear the table, pick up toys, ect. For each thing they complete they get a smiley face or something to show that they've completed the task. This way we are able to teach them the importance of helping out in a family.
I am hoping this helps them understand the importance of helping out and not leaving it all to mom and dad. I really do think that it will. We shall see.