Tiffany again, with another Family Home Evening Lesson!
Ready to Go!
Purpose: To see if our family is ready and knows what we need for our 72-hour kits.
Preparation: Read the lesson to adapt it to you family. Decide if you want to do as the story says and have this activity for your family before you read the story or after. Print clip art of the family color and laminate if desired. (Notice there are two of the same girl, there are two sisters in the story. You will need to print two) Prepare treat.
Opening Song: ♪ The Prophet said to Plant a Garden. ♫ (CSB pg # 237)
Scripture: D&C 38:30
Quote: "Always we are cautioned that we cannot know the day or the hour of His coming. A 72-hour kit of temporal supplies may prove valuable for earthly challenges, but, as the foolish virgins learned to their sorrow, a 24-hour kit of spiritual preparation is of greater and more enduring value." ~Dallin H. Oaks, "Preparation for the Second Coming", Liahona, May 2004
Let your family know that we are going to be talking today of the temporal supplies that are needed to be prepared for the earthly challenges that we might face. That our Heavenly Father wants us to be prepared both spiritually and temporally! Explain that there is a difference to the spiritual and temporal aspects of our Fathers plan. Let them know that each is of value!
Tell the following story from the Friend.
(Based on a true story)
Sarah reluctantly closed her book and joined her sister and brother as they went into the family room. Family home evening was fun, but she didn’t think it was as exciting as the adventure story she was reading.
After Dad welcomed everyone, Audrey led the family in a song and
Dad, Mom, Audrey, Tyler, and Sarah jumped up. Sarah dashed to her room, and then stood in the middle of it looking around. What would she need? Clothes! She pulled clothes out of her drawer and put them in a small bag. There wasn’t room for much more, but she stuffed her pajama pants in too, and then remembered her glasses case and the elastic bands for her braces. Would she need a blanket? Or a pillow? She grabbed both.
“That’s a very good idea, Audrey,” Mom replied. “I’m not sure that I could find everything in a hurry myself. I knew I wanted to get important papers and my scriptures, but I wasn’t very organized. I grabbed bread and peanut butter and apples, but I didn’t have time to fill the cooler with water, so I just pulled jugs of apple cider and milk out of the fridge.”
“I know one thing I want to do,” Sarah said. “It took me a while to decide what to get. Even though I knew it wasn’t for real, I was still scared, and I had a hard time thinking of what I needed. I want to plan what I would gather up ahead of time.”
Dad nodded. “Let’s all make a list this week of the things we would need if we had to leave suddenly and be gone for three days. Next Monday night we can go over our lists and decide how to get organized so we are prepared to grab items and go. We will probably never need to do that—but if we do, we’ll be ready.”
Your family can be prepared by storing basic emergency supplies in one convenient place. You can gather your own emergency items, such as:
· An extra change of clothing
|Also see here for 72-hour kits |
OR if your 72-hour kits are done....
Get them out, talk about the items and why you have them. Let the children ask questions, and learn about what is to go into the kits. This is a good time to get each family member to pack up his or her backpacks.(for ideas on packing the packs click here)
At this time, with the weather getting warmer, you might want to plan a camp-out with your family using only your 72-hour kits! Find out if you can really live on your 72-hour kits. This will help you know if you want to add anything or leave anything out. Plan this together as a family and set the date on the calendar. Moreover, what a great way to spend time together as a family.
Closing Song: ♪ Go the Second Mile ♫ (CSB pg # 167)
Enjoy another night of family fun and learning!!
FHE: Ready To Go! Printable