Sunday, October 23, 2011

Super Soft Sugar Cookies and FHE Plan!

I made this, but not without someone else providing the materials.=) It was during a Saturday activity at church and is such a great idea. It includes a song, quote, scripture and family goal for each Family Home Evening. In our family, we have Family Home Evening Monday nights and we talk about issues our family is having and Jesus and things we have done in the week. With 3 small kids, they are usually short and sweet, but it gives everyone a chance to learn something and to present a lesson. Since I made this board, we have all been a lot more involved in Family Home Evening. So, thanks Ginger! One of the most crafty people I know!

It's easy to make too. Spray a cookie sheet your color of choice. Mod Podge scrapbook paper onto sheet. Mod Podge "Quote", "Song", "Scripture", and "Family Goal" on circles onto rocks. Add magnets. Done!

Our first week, we talked about anger. We have some fiery tempers in our family and have been working on happy words and controlling feelings. I got the idea from FHE in a Snap.
"Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam"

Discuss anger and what it is doing in your family. Does your family have a problem with anger? What happens when you react in anger? How can we control anger?

Object lesson #1

Take a stalk of celery and put it in a glass with some red or blue food coloring. after a few days, the celery stalk will draw up the colored water and the celery will be tinted red or blue.

See how this stalk of celery took on the color of water in which it was standing? Small children are just like that stalk of celery. they take on all the characteristics of the family around them. Is you home colored with anger, yelling sarcasm, and criticism? Or is your home colored in patience, cooperation, soft tones and laughter? Children will absorb examples they receive at home. (note: this object lesson can also be used with sin, pornography, bad movies, music, ect.)

Object Lesson #2
Purchase a can of squeeze cheese or a travel size toothpaste

Have a member of your family squeeze some cheese out of the can. Then ask him/her to put the cheese back into the can. Of course, this is impossible. Angry, sarcastic words, derogatory names or mean comments are very easy to say. But it is difficult and maybe impossible to fix the damage done by angry words.

Cheese and Crackers

Our family goal for the week was to go somewhere for alone time if you are feeling angry and whenever anyone was getting angry, we could talk about our lesson. It really helped the mood this week.

I remember when my mom got this sugar cookie recipe from my Aunt Jenny. They were so soft and so yummy! Exciting time for us.=)

Sugar Cookies

1 c. butter

3 eggs

2 c. sugar

¼ c. milk

1 t. baking powder

¼ t. soda

½ t. salt

1 ½ t. vanilla

4 c. flour

Roll out to about an 1/2 inch thickness.

Cook at 350 for 10 minutes.

Also, big shout out to my awesome sister in law who sent me a Demarle cookie sheet liner which really does make everything bake better! You rock, Kellie!

1 comment:


We have a family recipe for Sugar Cookies too (funny thing is, it nevers appears until Christmas time)! :-)

Thanks for linky to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS! (next week's theme is National Men Make Dinner.... let's see if we can get lots of men in the kitchen cooking!)


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