Monday, March 21, 2011

David and Goliath: Overcoming Temptations FHE Lesson

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I know it's been a while, but I'm here today with another of our favorite family home evening lessons.  I was actually surprised that I hadn't already digitized it, since it is so well-loved at our house!  The modern day goliath activity is an activity your family won't soon forget as they hurl their "stones" (marshmallows) at the the Goliath (who is covered with some ideas of  personal "goliaths" they may be facing).  It opened a lot of discussion fodder at our house and I don't think they'll never look at courage/choosing the right the same way again.  :)

Now I've been excited to get back into the swing of regular posting again, but after re-realizing how much time it takes me to type up individual lessons, at this point I'm going to try to commit to posting something each week.  That something might be a full lesson, a scripture story, a fun activity, or just some cool random visual aids I have floating around.  It is my hope that getting back into the swing of it again will get my enthusiasm and creativity flowing again.  :)

I've had several people contact me about including black and white originals where possible in the lessons.  I do have originals for many of my lessons and I do plan to include them in future lessons, but this one is one which I don't have originals for.   

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David and Goliath: Courage to Overcome Temptations

I had the black and white originals for another Modern-day Goliath activity, that I thought I'd also share.  You could use them in place of the slips of paper in the lesson or you could use them as an activity on their own later in the week.: 
David and Goliath Activity (black and white)

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It has been brought to my attention that some of my older lessons have been moved into the Scribd archives, which means that you have to pay a fee to download them.  The fee is nominal ($5 to download as many lessons as you want in 24-hours), but if you'd like me to send one or two of them to you as an email file let me know.  Unfortunately, due to my slow internet connection (30+ minutes to upload each lesson), I would not be able to email more than one or two lessons to you, but I'd be happy to do it if you let me know.  



Katie said...

My kids favorite story! (and my favorite brownies). THANK you!

Anonymous said...

I love this game :)

Michelle said...

Thank you so much! I did want to let you know that the middle Goliath picture is a mirror image to what it should be (whatever the term is for that!). I'm excited to explore more ideas on your blog!

Michelle said...

It was easy to flip, so don't worry about it. I just went to your family blog and see that you have more important things on your mind. Praying for your son!

Anonymous said...

You are SUCH a talented lady!! I was linked to your blog from something else, and just keep scrolling through your pages in awe! I so wish I knew you in person! Thank you for sharing so much wonderful information and ideas!! Our kids are a few years younger and I look forward to using so much you have included. Your family site link wasn't working from a previous post, but wanted to tell you I'm praying for your sweet family - I hope your son is doing okay. What lucky kids (and husband) to have such a dedicated, talented, and devoted mom/wife. Thank you again!