Monday, January 5, 2009

Wiseman and Foolish Man

Opening Song: "The Wise man Built His House Upon the Rock"

Flannel Board Story: Tell the story from Matthew 7:24-27 of the Wise man and the Foolish man. Act out with Flannel Board Pieces.

Discussion/Activity: We want to build our house upon a rock not sand. Jesus taught us that his gospel is the rock. D&C 11:24 Jesus has given us some tools to help build our house on the rock. Satan wants us to build our house on the sand. He has given us tools to make our house shaky and sink.

Pull Out Tool Box (I labeled tools (Tools to Build Our House I modified this idea for preschoolers and toddlers) from the boys' play tool kit with good tools and bad tools. We sorted them and decided which ones Jesus would help us build a house on rock and which ones would help us build a house on sand).

(Rock tools were: Sharing, Scriptures, Prayer, Helping, FHE, Nice Words, and love. Sand tools were things we are working on extinguishing from our home: Mean words, hitting, lying, not sharing)

We played with the tools and built two houses out of lego blocks.

Then we placed one on sand in a casserole dish and one on a large rock in a casserole dish. We used duct tape as one of our rock tools and labeled it love. We made sure that we used a lot of this "love" to firmly attach our house to the rock.

Next we poured water on each house. The sandy one washed away and the rock house stood firm. (Thank goodness).

Art: We colored Wiseman Foolish Man "Filmstrip"of the song and played with them together. (This are really long, and neither boy finished coloring, much better for older children).

Scripture Memorization: We pounded our fist on our open hand as we repeated D&C 11:24 together over and over.

Snack: We made houses out of Rice Krispie Treats and ate them! We actually had a kit, but I found this cool site with directions for making your own.

Grown-up Lesson: After the boys went to bed, Chad and I used this time to make our own goals for the New Year together to help us Build our house Upon the Rock.


Maile said...

Wow! I love all your ideas - the toolbox, playing in the sand, the Rice Krispie house! Right now we're doing your 7 days of creation FHEs, but I'll put this on the list to do right after that.

BTW, my son thinks the picture of your son is him because he has the exact same PJs on right now. :)

Christopher said...

I think I have a new favorite blog-- thank you for sharing all of your wonderful, creative ideas!

Gina said...

We did this FHE last week and loved it! Thank you!

CyndiCat said...

I am very interested in the picture you have on this page. Could you tell me where it came from or who painted it? Your creative ideas are wonderful. My kids are grown, but my grand-daughter will love me having some projects like this the next time she comes to visit.

Please let me know about the picture as soon as you can. I would like to get permission to use it in a game I am helping create based on Proverbs, the wise, the fool; the humble, the proud, etc. Will let you know more about the game as it develops, if you are interested. Thanks

Danielle said...

Hi Cyndi!

Here is the link to the info you were interested in.

Good luck with your project. I hope your granddaughter enjoys some of our fun ideas!


Erickson Family said...

We did this FHE last night and my 3 year old LOVED it she even liked memorizing the scripture this morning she woke up and still remembered it word for word...but we still had to pound our fist in our hands while we said it I love your creative ideas, this is seriously my favorite blog right now!!!

Laurie said...

This was wonderful. I am so grateful for talented people like you who share their gifts to help us be able to provide better FHE's for our own families or Primary lessons. Could you tell me the who painted that beautiful painting and if others are available.

Laurie said...

I am so grateul for talented sisters like you who share these wonderful ideas to help us improve our FHE's and Primary lessons.

could you please tell me where who painted the picture you have on display and are there others for purchase?