Monday, July 26, 2010
Getting back to Family Nights!
We have taken a very long break from doing family nights...I am not even really sure what happened, but the girls have been asking about it for a long time now!
We talked about responsibility. We compared responsibility to blocks we have to carry, and talked about how they may carry them however they like (each of them put the blocks into their shirt so they had their hands free!). We made an obstacle course to represent going through our day. Then we timed everyone going through the obstacle course with more and more blocks. Then we added another obsticle that they needed to keep their hands on...which added lots of time! We talked about how adding more responsibility made it more fun to go through because they added challenge, but also made our times slower.
Then we read the parable of the servants who were given the talents. We talked about ways we can be more responsible. We talked about ways we can learn and earn responsibility. All in all, we had a great time together learning Biblical truths and principals!
After our family night, my younger 4 went to bed, and we played clue with the twins. They really enjoy the times we let them stay up for something special like that! We talked a little more about how they have more responsibility than the younger ones, but they also get more privileges, too!
This morning, Anna thanked me for doing a family night, and said she hopes to have them each week again. What a great way to teach them godly principals.
*scrapbooking goals - my first goal for the end of the weekend to have all of the pictures I printed put into their books was completed! I was even able to start on the goal I have for the week of journaling in Brianna and Justice's books!