Since we focused on Keeping the Commandments last week (as part of our Follow the Prophet theme), I decided it would be a good use of our Leap Day Family Night to talk about some of the commandments we are expected to keep. We focused on the 10 Commandments found in Exodus, even though I know there are many others.
Song: How Gentle God's Commands
Scripture: Doctrine & Covenants 21:4-5
Lesson: We read Exodus 20: 3-17 and mentioned that Heavenly Father gave us those commandments to help us be happy. We tried to explain most of them in terms a 2 1/2 year old can understand (but not the adultery one... she's not needing to know that term yet...).
Activity: We played a home-made board game! It was set up a lot like CandyLand so that we could use the little CandyLand cards :). And people. Every so often there was a space that described you either keeping a commandment or breaking it (I used examples that would hopefully make sense or be meaningful to Lynnaea -- like for coveting, I said the person wanted a toy Corbin had so badly that he/she pushed him over and took it away). If you kept it, you went forward to the next of that color. If you had broken it, you moved back 5.
Treat: It was supposed to be chocolate frosting with nutella glaze. But Lynnaea didn't eat her lunch, so we skipped it this time. We'll do it another time, I'm sure. Jeremy is back on swing shift (my favorite shift!), so we are having to hold our Family Night during the day ;).
So here's a picture of the board game -- and of Lynnaea with the board game (she wanted to play the game many times, so I think she liked it!
This Owl - I'm not really sure what this is called, but it is *the coolest*. Whoever invented these things was pure genius. So, as many parents have probably learn...
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