Everyone has different qualities and traits. With those different qualities and traits, the Lord has blessed each of us with different talents. Through our talents we can learn and grow. Check out this great family home evening lesson on talents! Scripture: D&C 82:18 Hymn: "Give," Said the Little Stream or More Holiness Give Me Lesson: Parable of the Talents or Matthew 25: 14-30 Treat: Goblin Feet or Funny Bones Activity: Family Talent Show or Family Band •View entire lesson...

Talents

FHE Scripture

Scripture

D&C 82:18

18- And all this for the benefit of the church of the living God, that every man may improve upon his talent, that every man may gain other talents, yea, even an hundred fold, to be cast into the Lord’s storehouse, to become the common property of the whole church—

FHE Lesson Hymn

Hymn

“Give,” Said the Little Stream- Primary Song 236 or More Holiness Give Me Hymn 131

“Give,” Said the Little Stream

1. “Give,” said the little stream,
“Give, oh! give, give, oh! give.”
“Give,” said the little stream,
As it hurried down the hill;
“I’m small, I know, but wherever I go
The fields grow greener still.”

Chorus
Singing, singing all the day,
“Give away, oh! give away.”
Singing, singing all the day,
“Give, oh! give away.”

2. “Give,” said the little rain,
“Give, oh! give, give, oh! give.”
“Give,” said the little rain,
As it fell upon the flow’rs;
“I’ll raise their drooping heads again,”
As it fell upon the flow’rs.

3. Give, then, as Jesus gives,
Give, oh! give, give, oh! give.
Give, then, as Jesus gives;
There is something all can give.
Do as the streams and blossoms do:
For God and others live.

More Holiness Give Me

1. More holiness give me,
More strivings within,
More patience in suff’ring,
More sorrow for sin,
More faith in my Savior,
More sense of his care,
More joy in his service,
More purpose in prayer.

2. More gratitude give me,
More trust in the Lord,
More pride in his glory,
More hope in his word,
More tears for his sorrows,
More pain at his grief,
More meekness in trial,
More praise for relief.

3. More purity give me,
More strength to o’ercome,
More freedom from earth-stains,
More longing for home.
More fit for the kingdom,
More used would I be,
More blessed and holy–
More, Savior, like thee.

FHE Lesson

Lesson

*For Younger Children* Read or tell the parable of the talents (You may want to use clipart). Discuss the following questions and then testify of the importance of developing and using our talents.

Tell or read the parable of the talents: Matthew 25: 14-30

Discuss the following questions:

1- How many talents did the first servant have? What did he do with his talents?
2- How many talents did the second servant have? What did he do with his talents?
3- How many talents did the last servant have? What did he do with his talents?
4- Do we have talents? What are they?
5- What should we do with our talents?

Testify of the importance of developing our talents.

*For Teenagers or Adults* Read the parable of the talents. Discuss the many talents of member of the family and testify of the importance of developing and using our talents.

Read the parable of the talents: Matthew 25: 14-30

Discuss what the Christ was trying to teach about talents.

Brainstorm the many talents of each member of the family.

Testify of the importance of developing our talents.

FHE Treat

Treat

Goblin Feet or Funny Bones

Goblin Feet

Ingredients:

Half package (7 ounces) green meltable candy wafers
peanut butter cookies, such as Nutter Butter brand
cashew halves

Instructions:

1- Follow the instructions on the candy wafer package to melt the wafers in a wide bowl. For each goblin foot, hold the edge of a cookie and dip it in the melted candy.

2- Place the cookie on a sheet of waxed paper and use a spoon to smooth the candy over the spot your fingers covered.

3- Place three cashew halves on the cookie for claws. (The candy may need to cool a minute or two for it to be stiff enough to hold the nuts in place.) Let the cookies set at room temperature.

Funny Bones

Ingredients:

half package (7 ounces) white meltable candy wafers
36 pretzel sticks and thin rods of various lengths
72 mini marshmallows (about 1 cup)

Instructions:

1- Follow the instructions on the candy wafers package to melt the candy in a wide bowl. For each bone, press marshmallows onto both ends of a pretzel stick or rod, with the marshmallows’ flat sides parallel to the pretzel.

2- Dip each pretzel into the melted candy to coat it. Lift it out with a fork, letting the excess drip back into the bowl. Place the bone onto a sheet of waxed paper to set at room temperature.

(Recipes taken from Familyfun.go.com)

FHE Game / Activity

Activity

1- Have a Family Talent Show.

2- Organize a family band (use household items a instruments: harmonicas, kitchen utensils, etc).

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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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