Feature Friday: Family Home Evening In A Jar!

Howdy all! Happy Friday! Have I got a fun treat for you today (well… for some of you anyway)! As I was browsing through some websites, I came across this idea for ‘Family Home Evening in a Jar’ (explained below) and thought it was such an awesome concept… not to mention just what I needed (since I frequently wait till the last minute to prepare something for Family Night). However, the one I saw was set up so that it just gave a topic to discuss for the lesson. This would work if I had older children that I could actually have a ‘discussion’ with, but seeing as I’ve got a 1 and 3 year old, there isn’t a whole lot of ‘discussing’ going on during our lessons. 🙂 I knew I needed something with more structure to it. So I came up with my own version of ‘Family Home Evening In A Jar’ and geared it toward nursery age children (or basically 1-5 year olds).

Here’s how it works: It’s Monday night, you haven’t planned a lesson yet for Family Night, so you run to your jar, grab a strip of paper out and ba-da-boom, ba-da-bing, Family Night is ready. Each slip of paper lists a song and scripture that coordinates with the lesson topic. The lesson section gives a quick (since that’s all toddlers can handle) lesson and references a coloring page or activity (also included) that also coordinates with the lesson. So easy, so fun.

I really hope this can help someone. My apologies to those of you with older children to whom this will not be of much help… maybe I can start work on one of those at some point. But honestly, this took a lot of time and a lot of effort, so an older version may just have to wait until my kiddos are older as well. 🙂 Or if you have a family you visit/home teach with young kids, this could be a great present to give as well. Just doll up the jar with some ribbon or something cute and you’ve got one inexpensive, but very useful gift! 🙂

There are currently 12 lessons on this PDF file, so that’s a 3-month supply of FHE (or more, if you don’t use it every week). 🙂 I’ll continue to come up with more lessons and share them as I get the chance. Until then, I hope you ENJOY!
(Oh, and warning… it’s a large file! So please be patient if it’s slow.)

Download ‘FHE In A Jar’

{UPDATE: I’ve created a few more lessons to add to your jar as well…  Click HERE}


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10 thoughts on “Feature Friday: Family Home Evening In A Jar!

  1. AJ says:

    You totally read my mind. I have been wanting something like this to give as a gift and voila here it is on your website. You are so cool! 🙂 Thanks for this. I will be making multiples of these and I will make sure to direct them to your website!

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  2. Kristi Rondo says:

    THANK YOU for doing this. I needed something like this to give me that little extra push to having a more structured FHE. We try to generally do something as a family, but there really is no structure. And now I have it. THANKS AGAIN! Love you!!!

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  3. Holly Brownless says:

    Thanks for this, I was looking for an activity with our young woman, and this is an awesome idea for them to make and give to family’s with small children in our ward! Thanks again

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  4. Nicole says:

    thank you so much–there are SO many fhe sites out there, and this is the idea that i was EXACTLY needing that is easy and doesn’t take a lot of prep on my part! Bless you!!!! and my 4 and 2-yr-olds thank you too!

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  5. Caryn says:

    Thank you for this! I have a 3 and 1 year old as well, and you are really a life saver. Thanks for your time and effort!!

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