Last night we had a really nice FHE. This month we are working on article of faith #1 (We believe in God the Eternal Father, and in his son Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost). We are planning to have it memorized by the end of the month. We're 1/2 way there!
I chose to learn atributes of all of them and how they are different.
I found this great web page on all the members of the godhead, and it had attributes and everything. I did a picture of each of the 3 members and pasted that on a paper bag (ok, Drew did that part) and then I cut-out all the attributes. I also found this link that gives the scripture reference and who exactly that attribute belongs to. Then, everyone got to take turns picking the attributes, listening to the scripture and deciding whose bag it went in.
My kids (I think I've said this before) have a much better lesson if there's an activity involved (or really, even if it's the whole thing) -- and the whole drawing and putting it in the bag was perfect for them. I think I'm gonna save all this stuff, becuase it'd also be great for a fast primary lesson.
For those of you who don't know our belief (aka, the LDS viewpoint) that the Godhead are 3 separate beings. Heavenly Father is our Father, Jesus came to the earth to atone for our sins, and the Holy Ghost helps to guide us. It is important that we come to know each of thes beings, so I was really happy to start the year off with this very important article of faith. Does anyone else have any great FHE ideas that would go along with article of faith #1?