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Family Home Evening: The Ten Commandments

Moses receives the 10 Commandments

Age Range: Star, CTR

Song: Keep the Commandments

Scripture: Alma 50:20

Blessed art thou and thy children; and they shall be blessed, inasmuch as they shall keep my commandments they shall prosper in the land. But remember, inasmuch as they will not keep my commandments they shall be cut off from the presence of the Lord.

Lesson:

Mother Bear Protects Her Cubs from LDS.org Family Home Evening Resource Book

“In the spring when Mother Bear came out of her cave, she brought her two new baby cubs with her. She began from the very first day to teach them how to be safe. She taught them to climb up high in a tree whenever there was danger. It was a rule that they had to obey. They couldn’t come down until Mother Bear let them know it was safe. If they did, she would chase them back up again. They learned the rule very well.

One day, while they were wandering through the forest, they came upon a hungry cougar that thought a baby bear would be good to eat. Mother Bear gave a warning, and both cubs scrambled up the nearest tree. Then Mother Bear fought the cougar and chased him away. The baby cubs were glad their mother had made rules to keep them safe.”

We discussed why parents make rules about safety and listed a few rules from our family (don’t go into the street, babies aren’t allowed to stand on the table, no fighting on the top bunk) and why those are rules.

Then we watched the Scripture Story version of The Ten Commandments and went through them one by one to discuss what they meant (because as written the boys had almost no idea). We also discussed how we can keep them and ways we might break them.

Activity: Treasure hunt! I hid clues around the house and gave the boys one to start with. The trail of clues led them to a small prize, which they got to keep. Afterwards we reminded them that following the guidelines He has set for us is the only way for us to get to the treasures Heavenly Father promises.

Treat: Ice Cream with Sprinkles! No connection, just tasty.

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