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FHE Toddler Edition: Lesson #4

August 8, 2016 in Family Home Evening Lessons

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Lesson #4: I Have a Body

Opening Prayer

Opening Song: Do as I’m Doing

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:16-17

Lesson: Explain that each part of our body has a special job. What can we do with our eyes? Ears? Mouth? Hands? Feet? Talk about the importance of exercising, eating healthy and keeping the Word of Wisdom. Pretend and do actions such as brushing your teeth, sleep, and washing your hands. If there’s time talk about Daniel 1 and how Daniel was blessed for keeping the Word of Wisdom.

Activity: Do sidewalk chalk and trace each other’s body’s out on the driveway. My two year old LOVED this when he realized the shape of his body was traced on our driveway!

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Closing Prayer

Treat: Strawberries with powdered sugar

 

*Remember that everything is linked so if you forget how the primary song goes or don’t have your scriptures on hand, just click on it!

 

Xo,

Aubrey

FHE Toddler Edition: Lesson #3

August 1, 2016 in Family Home Evening Lessons

Hi friends! I know it’s been awhile since I started posting my toddler FHE lessons. I wanted to get a good feel to see if people were actually using them and after a bunch of requests to keep posting them, here we are! To make them easier to find, just click the dropdown on my “family” tab and there will be a section just for these lessons. I hope that helps!

*And if you have no idea what FHE or Family Home Evening is, you can read more about it HERE)

Our family is so far from perfect, but something that helps our home feel happy is by always having family night every Monday. I made these lessons using primary songs and followed the primary manual. They are as simple as can be, which for this stage in our lives has been perfect.

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Lesson #3: Families Can be Together Forever

 

Opening Prayer

        

Opening Song: Families Can be Together Forever (music: HERE)

        

Scripture: (Proclamation to the World) The Family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Lesson: Ask each child to go around in a circle saying everyone’s names and their favorite thing about them. Talk about why families are special to us and why we need to love our families. (When our family did this we went around in a circle saying things that we loved about each other). Explain how our families can be together forever.

        

Activity: Go outside and play together as a family OR draw a picture of the whole family.

        

Closing Prayer

        

Treat: Banana splits with M&M’s on top to represent each person in their family.

I have LOVED seeing the pics you’ve sent me from your family nights! If you post them tag #mamahoodFHE so I can see! Love you all!

Xo,

Aubrey

Toddler Favs: The Tiny Compass

April 26, 2016 in Baby / For Babies + Kids / For Kids / For Mamas / Giveaways / My Mamahood

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We LOVE finding new companies and products! We recently discovered this company called The Tiny Compass (Cutest name ever, right?!). They have everything from clothes, to prints, to wooden toys! I’m so excited to see what else they come up with in their “tiny play” section because my toddler is loving these blocks! I love how they’re different colors and the shapes are so cute too!

So if your’e looking for another cute store to stalk/shop on instagram definitely check them out (HERE) I think you’ll love what you see!

Also… a little bird told me that there will be a giveaway with them soon over on FB in the Mamahood Community. (If you’re not apart of the group yet, shoot me an e-mail so I can add you! themamahoodblog@gmail.com)

Happy Tuesday loves!

Xo,

Aubrey

 

This post was sponsored by The Tiny Compass, but all opinions are my own.

FHE Toddler Edition: Lesson #2

April 11, 2016 in Family Home Evening Lessons / For Kids / For Mamas

Hi sweet friends! I got some amazing feedback from last week so I figured I’d keep going with these little Family Home Evenings. Thank you all so much for sending me your messages and pictures of your activity last week! I loved seeing it! Here is this week’s lesson: (As usual, always very simple!)

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Lesson #2: My Heavenly Father Loves Me

Opening Prayer

Opening Song: My Heavenly Father Loves Me (music: HERE)

Scripture: 3 Nephi 17:11-12, 21-24 (scripture: HERE)

Lesson: Show a picture of Christ holding children (HERE) and talk about when Jesus taught the people he asked to bring their little ones to Him. (Point to little ones.) They sat on the ground around Him and Jesus knelt and prayed. (Show how we pray – kneel and bow heads) Then he blessed each child, one by one. Jesus did this because he loves his children. (hug themselves). Talk about the things we just sang about (birds, sky, lilac tree, etc.) and explain that Heavenly Father sends us those things to enjoy on the earth because He loves us. Explain to your child/children how much you love them and how much Heavenly Father loves them too.

Activity: Have them draw a picture of themselves inside a heart OR frost heart-shaped cookies.

Closing Prayer

Treat: Heart-shaped sugar cookies (click HERE for my swig recipe that you can use)

Let me know how this week goes!

Xo,

Aubrey

10 Reasons Why Toddlers Are The Best

December 10, 2015 in Love Notes

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“I’m 100% sure I’m having a girl.” I told myself almost everyday in my first trimester.

15 weeks later..

Doctor: “I’m 100% sure you’re having a BOY.”

I was so excited but completely in shock since I was so sure it was the other way around. My first thoughts were, “Oh gosh, boys are so busy…but I can not wait to find rock collections in their little pants pockets and have adventures with a boy!”

Then it happened. And he is 100% boy. He has 2 speeds: Sleep and run. He is as busy as they come and gets into things that I would’ve never even dreamed of.

But… I do have to say that the toddler stage has been my favorite so far. I know I might be the only one saying that… but here’s why I feel that way:

  1. They are up for anything (usually). You can get really excited over a spoon and they think it’s the coolest invention ever!
  2. They love exploring. The world is SO neat to them because they are seeing it for the first time. They’re never in a hurry and enjoy the journey, whether it be finishing a puzzle or going on a walk! Sometimes adults are too focused on the finish line. Toddlers enjoy the steps.
  3. They laugh at the simple things of life… and aren’t their laughs just the best?! Don’t get me started on how cute their morning and post nap faces and smiles are!
  4. As their parent, you are everything to them from when they wake up to when they go to bed and even during the sleepless or sick nights. They want YOU.
  5. They have no shame… could be a tantrum in public, dancing in church, or singing “Let it go” at the top of their lungs in the grocery store and it’s okay.
  6. They love learning and try so hard to understand little things. It’s amazing when they start to catch on and say things out of the blue that you taught them a few weeks ago.
  7. Let’s face it. They talk SO cute. Half of it is jibberish, but when you start to hear actual words and the way they say them? Melts me.
  8. They wrap your arms around your neck (or legs) and give the best kinds of kisses at the most random times…and even sometimes when you need it most, they can sense it.
  9. They might tear apart your entire house or unravel a whole toilet paper roll, but they are the best snugglers when they’re tired.
  10. They love you unconditionally and forgive easily. They can get in trouble or be mad at you for one minute, and if you wait about 2 minutes, they’ll come running back to be your bestie.

I think there’s a lot we can learn from them. Somedays it’s hard to look passed the messes or tantrums, but one day we’ll look back and miss these days when they’re so little. We’ll miss those little arms wrapped around our necks and the little funny things they do. So for now, I’m enjoying every minute of toddlerhood because it goes too fast!

What are some of your favorites?

Xo,

Aubrey

 

 

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