How can the children use CSMP songs in FHE
by Mischelle

Last week I passed out CD's with this years music, the words and a page of  FHE ideas that people can do using the program songs. I went into to S.S. and R.S. and said "don't raise your hands, but who knows what  they're teaching for FHE tomorrow? If you're like me nothing yet,  well Primary has your answer! Here's a page of FHE ideas using the songs on this CD." I then explained how the program was coming up  and we really needed their help, etc, etc. Following is the FHE  ideas sheet (sorry about formatting, I just cut and pasted) Then I  told the kids about it (and to bug their parents to use the ideas:)  and when it's their turn to teach to ask Mom and Dad for the paper.  ~ Mischelle


What am I going to teach tomorrow for Family Home Evening? This is a frequent question in our families. The Primary has the  Answer!
President James E. Faust said, "Church hymns and children's songs  can invite the Holy Spirit into family home evening. The Lord has  said that "the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads" (D&C 25:12).

Today your family has received a CD and the words to our Primary songs that we're learning this year. Each song also has a scripture attached. Our Primary will be singing these songs in our program in October and we would love your help in preparing your children.
Often the Spirit speaks to us through music, whether we're listening to it or the Spirit brings it into your mind. First though, we need to know the songs. We'd like to invite you to use this CD as a springboard for a plethora of lessons this year.

We'd like to leave you with another thought by President Faust:
"I wonder if having unplanned and infrequent family home evenings will be enough to fortify ourselves and our children with sufficient moral strength to meet the complexities of our day. Infrequent family scripture study may be inadequate to arm ourselves and our children with the virtue necessary to withstand the moral decay of the environment in which we live. Where in the world will we learn chastity, integrity, honesty, and basic human decency if not at home? These values will, of course, be reinforced at church, but teaching them in family home evening can be particularly consistent and effective. To combat the world's evil influences, we need the strength that comes from family home evening."

We love you and thank you for all your help as we serve your children. Please let us know if you have any questions.
The Primary Presidency