Tonight was Lesson #5, Moses was a prophet, in our follow the prophet Family Home Evening (FHE) lesson series.
Song: The fifth verse of Follow the Prophet (Children's Songbook, #110) laid the foundation for tonight's FHE on the prophet Moses:
Moses was a prophet sent to Israel.
He would lead them to the Promised Land to dwell.
They were slow to follow, or so it appears.
They were in the wilderness for forty years.
Follow the prophet. Follow the prophet. Follow the prophet, don't go astray.
Follow the prophet. Follow the prophet. Follow the prophet, he knows the way!
Scripture/Story: I read June the Story of Moses (Exodus 1) from the Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible. This book did a wonderful job of summarizing Exodus for children. It discussed Moses' birth, the ten plagues, the parting of the Red Sea, the Burning Bush, and the Ten Commandments. Since the main lesson of this FHE centers around the importance of keeping the commandments and the consequences of disobedience (the children of Israel wandering for 40 years), I also read her chapter 22 (40 years in the Wilderness) from Old Testament Stories. She did great for the amount of reading we completed tonight. She loved the pictures from the Storybook Bible and she enjoyed pointing at the comic book style pictures from the second book as she followed along with the sections I read to her.
|June got the tablets!|
|Teaching commandment #6|
This lesson was a huge success, and I think it was the longest activity we've had thus far. June loved the stories and she really loved the activity. She kept the "plates" with her throughout the night and I kept catching her telling her animals they had to "be good and keep the commands!" Hopefully, she'll really learn and apply commandment #5. :)
|June led her animals to the promised land!|
I printed the following for our activity tonight and laminated them. I cut out each "commandment" and used putty to secure them to the "tablets" as June received each one.