Monday, November 9, 2009

Repentance FHE Lesson

***If you're having trouble viewing/downloading/printing these lessons, feel free to email me at and I will email you the PDF files. ***

For those of you who know me well, know that I love Family Home Evening and everything about it. I spent three years of my life joining every FHE lesson exchange group I could find and in the process created and collected hundreds of lessons which I have filed into a tall filing cabinet (and beyond).

All these years later, we love these lessons even more than when I first made them. I love the fun visual aids that I've used for primary lessons, sharing times, and preschool and I love that it's made teaching the gospel to my kids (and for them to teach to each other) a more fun and rewarding task than I ever could have dreamed it to be.  Not that having FHE with a busy family of varying ages is easy, but the rewards are well worth the hours of effort.

Don't ask me why, but lately I've got this inexplicable urge to digitize a few of my favorite FHE lessons to make them easier to share with others. Here's my first one. I think you can scroll through it, print it, or download it straight from here.

I highly recommend printing it off onto heavy cardstock and laminating the visual aids to increase their durability (you can borrow my laminator if you live nearby). Storing it in a gallon size Ziploc or a manila envelope makes them easier to file and store. I put each section of the lesson in its own sheet protector or baggie to help keep it organized and easier to use as you teach.

I've used this lesson on Repentance (or parts of it) for FHE lessons, sharing times, and primary lessons and the visual aids and stories in here make it one my kids most favorite and memorable lessons ever.

Repentance FHE Lesson by Lara

You'll have to let me know what you think of this idea. Would you like me to share more of my lessons? Are you likely to use them? Any requests for topics?



Deanne said...

Yay! How cool! Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to use it for our FHE. I'd love more if you're willing to share.

Karey said...

I love this idea! I've heard about the many FHE lessons, but I've never seen them. Thank you for sharing!

alexandra said...

I think it's a great idea. I foresee new FHE groups popping up in the ward just to prepare the lessons you post online (seriously, you should send this out on the ward google list).

I, however, still need to go through all of the unused FHE group ones I still have on hand. hehe.

angela said...

Ah, Peanut Butter Boy. He is one of our very favorites! I have used it literally dozens of times. Just last night, Stephen and I were talking about how doing that exchange for just a few years about a decade ago has really paid off! Thanks for talking me into doing that with you. An added bonus is that I think of you when we do your lessons!

Annette said...

You bet! Put them up. We need all the help we can get in the FHE department. Jaremie's "go to" style of FHE (when he hasn't prepared anything) is his "Gospel Doctrine" lectures. Can't say it holds the attention of little ones.

Steve and Megan said...

thank you very much for this! I was just browsing trying to find a lesson and came across your blog. My kids are going to love it! Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this blog. It has really blessed my family.

Susan Staus said...

You are so awesome!!!!! Thank you so much for posting this lesson!!!! I'm so excited to present to my family!!!!!
Thanks again!!!

Lori said...

Perfect for my young kiddos. Thanks for sharing!

Lorette Twitchell said...

Thank you for your wonderful site and sharing these great lessons. I have a 5 yr and a 4 yr old and I have trouble finding lessons to keep there interest and teach them so they understand. I have saved your site and will return lots. Are you on pinterest by chance? I cant find you.
Lorette Hawkins