For tonight's Family Home Evening the topic in which I have chosen is: Heavenly Father gives us Talents to Share with others (Passing off Cub Scout Art Belt Loop) It is really quite amazing if you think about it, all of the gifts our Heavenly Father gives to each of us. The great thing is, is that he doesn't give the same gift or talent to every person. We each have our individual talents. Why is this so great? Well, I believe it is great becasue we are able to share our talents with each other, to help each other, to teach each other. I am grateful for the gifts I have been given and very grateful for the way other people's gifts/talents have blessed my life.
Welcome everyone to Family Night
Sing: ""Give," Said the Little Stream" Children's Songbook 236
Have a member of the family member say the prayer
Discuss any family business
Follow-up with last weeks FHE.
Introduce this weeks Topic: Heavenly Father gives us Talents to Share with others (Passing off Cub Scout Art Belt Loop)
Scripture: Read and Mark: D&C 60:13
Article of Faith: #3 "We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel." Repeat this Article of Faith as a Family. Help each family member to understand the meaning. Help each family member memorize the Article of Faith.
Before FHE, ask each family member to come to FHE with a talent they would like to share. If member's are having a hard time discovering their talent, help them by pointing out what you think their talents are.
Pretend you are an announcer. Say, "Ladies and Gentlemen, I welcome you to the first (insert your families last name here) family Talent Show. I would like to introduce our first talented performer, (insert family member's name here)." Let the family member introduce what their talent is and then let them share their talent with the rest of the family. Continue with each family member. Thank each family member for their participation.
Play the video "Matt and Mandy: Developing Talents".
Discuss with your family how great it is that our Heavenly Father has given us each talents or gifts. Discuss ways we can work to develope our talents. Below are some things we can do to help us develop our talents:
"First, we must discover our talents. We should evaluate ourselves to find our strengths and abilities. Our family and friends can help us do this. We should also ask our Heavenly Father to help us learn about our talents.
Second, we must be willing to spend the time and effort to develop the talent we are seeking.
Third, we must have faith that our Heavenly Father will help us, and we must have faith in ourselves.
Fourth, we must learn the skills necessary for us to develop our talents. We might do this by taking a class, asking a friend to teach us, or reading a book.
Fifth, we must practice using our talent. Every talent takes effort and work to develop. The mastery of a talent must be earned.
Sixth, we must share our talent with others. It is by our using our talents that they grow (see Matthew 25:29)." (Chapter 34: Developing Our Talents. Gospel Principles, (2011), 196–99)
Give each family member the Developing talents printable below. Have them fill it out and work on developing a talent throughout the month.
Explain how there are many different talents. There are talents that we can see easily, such as talents of playing an instruments, singing, drawing, being good at sports, etc. There are also talents that are not seen so easily, such as talents of being a good listener, making friends easily, peacemaker, being able to teach, being a good learner/student, having patience, being able to look at the good in people and things, etc. Each talent is special and can bless others lives when we share it.
Explain to your family that you are going to work on a talent tonight as a family. The talent is that of art.
Start by showing your family members some art pieces. Some of these might include some of the drawings in the Media Library on LDS.org. Discuss the elements of design: lines, circles, dots, shapes, colors, patterns, textures, space, balance and perspective.
As a family, "Make a list of common materials used to create visual art compositions." (Cub Scout Art Academics Belt Loop). The list could include: Water color paint, Colored Pencils, Acrylic Paints, Oil Paints, Chalk, Charcoal, Pencil, Clay, Wood, etc.
Next, "Identify the three primary colors and the three secondary colors that can be made by mixing them. Show how this is done using paints or markers. Use the primary and secondary colors to create a painting." (Cub Scout Art Academics Belt Loop). See printable below.
Lastly, "Demonstrate how six of the following elements of design are used in a drawing: lines, circles, dots, shapes, colors, patterns, textures, space, balance, or perspective." (Cub Scout Art Academics Belt Loop). Give each family member a piece of paper and some colored pencils. Have them draw something using the elements of design, listed above.
Bear your testimony about how Heavenly Father has given us each talents to develop and share with others.