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Valentine's Day FHE Lesson - Love at Home

Valentine’s Day FHE Lesson – Love at Home

FHE Scripture

Scripture

 

John 13:34

34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

 

FHE Lesson Hymn

Hymn

Love one Another Children’s Songbook 136 or Love at Home Hymn 294

Love one Another

As I have loved you,
Love one another.
This new commandment:
Love one another.
By this shall men know
Ye are my disciples,
If ye have love
One to another.

Love at Home

1. There is beauty all around
When there’s love at home;
There is joy in ev’ry sound
When there’s love at home.
Peace and plenty here abide,
Smiling sweet on ev’ry side.
Time doth softly, sweetly glide
When there’s love at home.
Love at home, love at home;
Time doth softly, sweetly glide
When there’s love at home.

2. In the cottage there is joy
When there’s love at home;
Hate and envy ne’er annoy
When there’s love at home.
Roses bloom beneath our feet;
All the earth’s a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete
When there’s love at home.
Love at home, love at home;
Making life a bliss complete
When there’s love at home.

3. Kindly heaven smiles above
When there’s love at home;
All the world is filled with love
When there’s love at home.
Sweeter sings the brooklet by;
Brighter beams the azure sky.
Oh, there’s One who smiles on high
When there’s love at home.
Love at home, love at home;
Oh, there’s One who smiles on high
When there’s love at home.

 

 

FHE Lesson

Lesson

*For Younger Children* Have a discussion about what you would do and how it would feel if Jesus came to visit your home. Brainstorm different ways we can show love for each other. Testify that our service to others is a great gift for our Savior.

Tell the children that you are going to pretend that a special visitor is coming to your house. His name is Jesus. Ask them to think how excited they would feel to have Jesus come to visit them.

  • What should we do to get ready? (Clean the house. Dress in nice clothes, etc.)
  • How will we act when Jesus comes?

The children could act out the things they would do.
Explain to the children that if Jesus were here they would have a good feeling. They would know he loves them.

Tell the children that if Jesus were in your home they would want to try very hard to be good and to show their love for one another.

Explain that each day they can have that good feeling in their home by sharing, by not fighting, and by being kind to one another.

Brainstorm more ideas of different ways we can show show love for each other. If you would like, make a list of these ideas.

Testify that as we show love for each other at home, we will feel the Saviors love.

*For Teenagers or Adults* Read from the scriptures to learn about loving one another. Brainstorm ways we can overcome negative feelings and show love. Testify of the importance of showing love for one another.

Have your family look up and read the following scriptures:

“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God” (1 John 4:7).

“Charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him. Wherefore … pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love.” (Moroni 7:47–48.)
Explain to your family that they can turn to Heavenly Father when they need help learning to love one another. If they will pray with all their heart, they will be filled with his love and their ability to love others will grow.

Remind your family that Jesus’ love is unconditional. That means he loves us no matter what we do and say. Explain to your family that if they are to truly love one another as Jesus commanded them, they need to love each other in this same way. Have a family member read John 13:34.

  • How would we act if we loved each other the way Jesus loves us?

Discuss with your family things they could do to overcome bad feelings or to help the feeling of love grow in your home. Read the examples below, and add those of your own:

  • 1. Sincerely pray for help to get rid of angry, impatient, or hurt feelings.
  • 2. Look through family photo albums, and talk about the things that the children did when they were little or that the family experienced together. Husbands and wives could look through wedding pictures or honeymoon photos.
  • 3. Challenge family members to show nothing but love for a week no matter how any other member of the family acts.

Have your family list three of their favorite scriptures about love. Let each person read one or explain it. Have each family member tell what his favorite scripture means to him personally even if that scripture was discussed by another family member. Observe the good things members of the family do throughout the week in your home, and let them know that you appreciate and love them.

Testify of the importance of showing love for one another.

 

 

FHE Treat

Treat

Valentine Crispy Cutouts or Strawberry Heart Pillows

Valentine Crispy Cutouts

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1 pkg. (10 oz.) JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
8 drops red food coloring
6 cups crisp rice cereal
Assorted decorating icings

Instructions:

MELT butter in large saucepan on low heat. Add marshmallows; cook until marshmallows are completely melted and the mixture is well blended, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add food coloring; mix well.

ADD cereal; mix well. Press onto bottom of 15x10x1-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray. Cool completely.

CUT into heart shapes with greased 4-inch cookie cutter. Decorate with icings as desired.

 

Strawberry Heart Pillows

Ingredients:

1 frozen puff pastry sheet (1/2 of 17.3-oz. pkg.), thawed
1/3 cup strawberry jam or preserves
1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided
4 large strawberries, each cut into 4 slices
1 square BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted

 

Instructions:

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Unfold pastry. Cut into 16 hearts with 2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE 20 min. or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

CUT each heart horizontally in half. Spread 1 tsp. of the jam onto bottom half of each heart; top with 1 Tbsp. of the whipped topping and a strawberry slice. Cover with tops of hearts. Drizzle with chocolate. Serve immediately. Or, cover and refrigerate up to 1 hour.

(Recipe taken from KraftRecipes.com)

 

FHE Game / Activity

Activity

 

1- Play “Spin the Bottle” – Seat family members in a circle with a soda bottle on its side in the middle of the circle. Before each turn, announce what the person whom the bottle points to will do. Then spin the bottle. For example, after the bottle stops spinning, have the person that the bottle points to give someone a hug or a kiss, tell something helpful that someone did for him lately, say what he likes about someone, do something for someone that can be done quickly, or promise to do a small deed for someone during the next day. You can add other things to do that are appropriate for your family.

2- Write Love Notes – Put everyone’s name on the top of a piece of paper (one piece for each person). Pass each paper around and write down something you love about that person. Once all of the papers have gone around, return them to each family member. This is a great activity to increase your love for each family member and grow closer as a family.

 

 

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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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