Two weeks ago my son asked to have a family home evening on the Title of Liberty. Two weeks ago we had multiple families over for dinner. I hosted a joyschool bbq, so everyone could know each other and families better, ie so my husband can know who my friends were, and who their husband's were, to prove to him he actually does have something in common with my friend's husbands. Our daughters all being in preschool together just happened to be happy coincident. But I digress, like all other bloggers out there.
Last night we had family home evening on the Title of Liberty. Sure I could have prepared a lesson fit for a five year old myself, but why, we were given the internet for a reason.
But why my son wanted a lesson on the Title of Liberty remains a mystery. We have never had a lesson on it before so how does he know about it? Book of Mormon DVD? Maybe, I like to say it was a result of my fine taste in art. He has had this picture in his room for two years of so. Although he could have asked his dad, I have no memory of telling him what the picture is. That picture is by far my favorite artistic rendition of The Title of Liberty. And being a God fearing Political Scientist how could I not have it in my son's room. Although I'm thinking about moving it after this lesson, I remembered how much I like it, and so maybe the whole family wants to see it more.
So I googled FHE Title of Liberty, and found lots and lots of lessons. But in my fine form, I used the church's scripture stories. They make it so simple and to the point, and truthful! I honestly didn't even read the other lessons. I also used this coloring page, for my daughter, from Mormon Share. Nan and Dad colored while J and discussed the title of Liberty, Captain Moroni and Amalickiah. I always want my husband to take over teaching, I'm convinced he is better at it than I am. For goodness sakes, he stole me away and made me a mom before I got to go on a mission, so since he has a mission under his belt he must be better. But since I am the one that spend the last 4 years in Primary, there is a chance he doesn't think he needs to take over.
After the Book of Mormon reader we talked about the flag being a symbol to remind us of something important. We talked about other symbols in our life. J brought up pictures of the temple in our a house (from our family home evening lesson three weeks), we mentioned, CTR rings, the american flag outside our neighbors house out our front window, wedding rings, etc. (My husband learned something there, apparently he didn't know his ring was suppose to remind him of the covenants he made when we married.)
So that is the secret to our great family home evening. After the lesson, J declared it was time to make the Title of Liberty. So I ran upstairs found a scrap of material, and pulled up a sharpy. J found a stick in the backyard while I heated up the glue gun. Tah Dah
Our Title of Liberty is now in a vase with a bunch of fabric flowers, in the living room to remind us
"In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children."
Oh actually I did scan a few lessons, one had a great idea, as a family come up with your own Title of Liberty, but that was a little beyond my children's comprehension, I didn't even try.