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When we think of Thanksgiving, we often think of all of the food. It is a time of harvest and gratitude. This Family Home Evening Lesson helps us appreciate the harvest and recognize the need to start/maintain a family food storage. Scripture: I Timothy 6:19 Hymn: “Come Ye Thankful People” Hymn 94 Lesson: Story of Joseph in Egypt Treat: Sweet Scarecrows or Thanksgiving Turkeys Activity: Food Storage •View entire lesson...

Harvest (Food Storage)

FHE Scripture

Scripture


I Timothy 6:19
19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

D & C 4:4
4 For behold the field is white already to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul;

FHE Lesson Hymn

Hymn


“Come Ye Thankful People” Hymn 94

1. Come, ye thankful people, come;
Raise the song of harvest home.
All is safely gathered in
Ere the winter storms begin.
God, our Maker, doth provide
For our wants to be supplied.
Come to God’s own temple, come;
Raise the song of harvest home.

2. All the world is God’s own field,
Fruit unto his praise to yield,
Wheat and tares together sown,
Unto joy or sorrow grown.
First the blade, and then the ear,
Then the full corn shall appear.
Lord of harvest, grant that we
Wholesome grain and pure may be.

FHE Lesson

Lesson


Read or tell the story of Joseph in Egypt Genesis 41-43 (can also include Genesis 37, 39-40)

*(Joseph in Egypt Clip-art for younger children can be found at LDS-Clipart.com)*

Discuss why Egypt did not have to worry during the time of famine.

Why did they not have to worry?

Talk about farms, gardens and harvesting. People today (just like Joseph in Egypt) set aside some of their crops for later.  The prophets have commanded us to be self-reliant and to set things aside for later. We have been commanded to start and maintain a food storage.

What is food storage?

What foods are important to have in food storage?

Briefly discuss and set goals for your family’s food storage. (ie. What are you doing good? What can you do better?)

*Please note and discuss that it is important to build and maintain a food storage, however, we are advised to be prudent. Do not go into debt in order to obtain a food storage all at once*

*For Teenagers* You may consider going over the church pamphlet: All is Safely Gathered In.

Some great Ensign Articles you may want to read or use to add to your lesson:

Home Storage–How to Begin April 1986 Ensign, pg 64-66

Food Storage: Where and How Aug 1981 Ensign, pg 53-55

Spicing up Your Food Storage June 1990, Ensign, pg 72

Mmmmmm! This Couldn’t Be Food Storage March 1990 Ensign, pg 71-73

FHE Treat

Treat

Sweet Scarecrows or Thanksgiving Turkeys
Sweet Scarecrows
Ingredients:
Cookies
(Ours were about 2 1/2 inches in diameter)
White Frosting
Assorted Sugar Wafers
(Ours were about 2 1/2 inches long)
Candy Corn
Mini Chocolate Chips
Bran Cereal
(We used Kellog’s All-Bran Extra Fiber)
Chocolate Sprinkles

Directions:
1- Frost the top of each cookie.
2- Cut a sugar wafer in half. Add a dollop of frosting to the top edge of thecookie and stick a wafer half to it for a hat top, as shown.
3-Place a whole sugar wafer just below the hat top for a brim. Use a little more frosting to decorate it with slices of candy corn or mini chocolate chips.
4- Press pieces of bran cereal hair into the frosting around the hat.
5- For the face, press on a candy corn nose, mini chocolate chip eyes and a chocolate sprinkle stitched mouth.

Thanksgiving Turkeys
Ingredients:
Cupcake
Chocolate Frosting
3 oval shortbread cookies
(We used Keebler Sandies Right Bites Shortbread)
6 to 10 candy corn pieces
White icing
Black decorators’ gel
Red fruit leather
(We used strawberry Fruit by the Foot)

Directions:
1- Frost the cupcake, then press in a cookie head and 2 cookie wings.
2- Press in a row or two of candy corn tail feathers.
3- To make the eye, add a small dot of white icing to the head, then add a dot of black decorators’ gel for a pupil.
4- To make the beak, cut the white tip from a piece of candy corn and press it in place.
5- To make the wattle, cut a 1-inch square of fruit leather. Roll it into a tube and stick it in place over the beak.

(Recipes from familyfun.go.com)

FHE Game / Activity

Activity


1- Go to the grocery store and buy a few things to add to your food storage (some canned vegetables, soup, etc).

2- Go to the grocery store and buy a few canned items or take some canned items from your food storage and donate to a canned food drive or food/homeless shelter.

3- Make an inventory of your food storage.

4- Make a list of items your family wants to add to their food storage. (If time and money will allow, go to the store and purchase a few of these items.)

5- Draw and color some of the foods that were grown in your garden.

6- Print and color this cornucopia coloring page.

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Aleah Ingram
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a social media manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and is addicted to organic milk, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.

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