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November is a time of gratitude. We often reflect on the things that we have and love. It is important for us to be thankful and express gratitude. Check out this great family home evening lesson on Gratitude! Scripture: Psalms 92:1 Hymn: I am Glad for Many Things or For the Beauty of the Earth Lesson: I am Thankful for... or The History of Thanksgiving Treat: Sweet T.O.M. Turkeys or Easy as Pie! Activity: I'm Going to Thanksgiving Dinner or Turkey Drawings •View entire lesson...

Thanksgiving

FHE Scripture

Scripture

Psalms 92:1

1- It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:

FHE Lesson Hymn

Hymn

I am Glad for Many Things- Primary Song 151 or For the Beauty of the Earth Hymn 92

I am Glad for many Things

1. I am glad for many things,
Many things, many things.
I am glad for many things
That are mine today.

2. Thank you, thank you, my heart sings,
My heart sings, my heart sings.
Thank you for the many things
That are mine today.

For the Beauty of the Earth

1. For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,

[Chorus] Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

2. For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flow’r,
Sun and moon, and stars of light,

3. For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild,

FHE Lesson

Lesson

*For Younger Children* Discuss the many things we can be thankful for (You may want to use pictures). Testify that Heavenly Father has gave us everything we have and we need to be thankful.

Discuss the following questions as a family:

1- What are you thankful for?
2- Why are you thankful for that?

You may want to mention some of the following things:

house
body
clothes
friends
family
church
scriptures
prophet
animals
food

Testify that Heavenly Father has gave us everything we have and we need to be thankful.

*For Teenagers or Adults* Watch the history of Thanksgiving and then have everyone take turn discussing the many things they are thankful for. Testify of the importance expressing thanks and gratitude for the things that we have.

(Taken from History.com)

What are you thankful for? Why?

Testify of the importance of being thankful to our Heavenly Father for everything that we have.

FHE Treat

Treat

Sweet T.O.M. Turkeys or Easy as Pie!

Sweet T.O.M. Turkeys

Ingredients:

Cupcake
Chocolate frosting
3 oval shortbread cookies
6 to 10 candy corn pieces
White icing
Black decorators’ gel
Red fruit leather

Instructions:

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 an eye, add a small dot of white icing to the head, then add a dot of black decorators’ gel for a pupil.

4- For a 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.

Easy as Pie!

Ingredients:

2/3 of a 16.5-ounce roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough
3/4 cup orange frosting
Pecans, halved crosswise
Whipped cream

Instructions:

1- Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly dust a sheet of parchment paper and a rolling pin with flour. On the paper, roll out the dough into a 91/2- to 10-inch circle. Place a 9-inch pie pan on top and trim away the dough’s edges. Transfer the dough round, on the paper, to a cookie sheet and bake it until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes (do not overbake). Let it cool 1 minute, then carefully transfer it, still on the paper, to a rack to cool completely.

2- Cover the cookie to its edges with the frosting and press the pecan pieces in place to form the crust. Slice the cookie as you would a pie and serve with whipped cream.

(Recipes taken from Familyfun.go.com)

FHE Game / Activity

Activity

1- Play the “I’m going to Thanksgiving Dinner and I’m going to bring…” game. (It is like the “I’m going on a picnic and I’m taking” game, just Thanksgiving Dinner instead of a picnic.)

2- Trace your hand and make turkey drawings.

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About Aleah Ingram

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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    Thank you for this website! I have used it countless times and it has become a treasured resource for our family!! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    It’s nice to know that when I don’t have a F.H.E. lesson planned, your website is right here to look and prepare in less than an hour.

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    What a blessing it has been to come across your fun ideas for FHE. It has made FHE nights so much easier with having children in such a wide age range.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful thoughts and ideas:)
    Happy Thanksgiving!!

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