Home Evening activity day
We had a FHE activity day in September, and I
think that it was one of the best ones we have had.
Of course, Moms and Dads were invited, so we had a nursery for any of the
nursery aged children.
We didn't specify older siblings could come, and we would have welcomed them,
but none chose to come.
Here is what we did.
- About two weeks before the activity day we
visited each family.
We took them an invitation and an empty box.
We got paper boxes from Kinko's and OfficeMax. The invitation told them the
when's and where's, but it also told them that this was going to be their
FHE box, so they, as a family, needed to decorate it to reflect their family.
So, we have already given them something to do for FHE before the activity
day has even arrived. They were also instructed to bring their boxes
to the activity, and that we would fill them up.
- We met altogether at first.
Everyone sat in a circle and was introduced and showed off their primary
- We then divided into four groups and went
to separate classes that rotated.
We had one class on lessons, one on games, one on songs, and one on
- Our lesson class,
We had available the FHE resource books for families who did not already
We had lots of handouts on ideas, taken from the Friend or the resource
We also gave out pizza boxes and the instructions to make a flannel board
box, if they were interested.
- Our refreshment class
We talked about all of the fun things we can do for refreshments.
I had made up a little recipe book for them, and then they made a small
refreshment that didn't need to be cooked. (We made hamburgers
out of Nilla Wafers (Bun), Grasshopper Cookie (Burger), Green Coconut (lettuce),
Red, White, and Yellow Frosting (ketchup, mustard, and Mayo).
- Our Chorister did the songs
I am not sure all of what she did, but I know she not only sang
religious songs from the CSMP, but also just fun silly songs.
In the games we had tons of games being played, with lots of handouts.
In each class they received a file folder to put
their handouts in, so each family left with their box and four file folders
filled with ideas.
For refreshments we had made about 6 or 7 different items from the little recipe
book that was handed out and did a taster's table.