I don't talk about religion very much on this blog. It's kind of a personal thing to me. Maybe that's good, maybe that's bad. But I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We as a people are very family oriented. It's probably one of the most important factors of our life. As such, we focus a lot on family activities and family learning. So we try to have a weekly night where we just focus on our family. We teach our kids the things we feel they need, we enjoy time as a family, and we play.
Finding the time and energy to do this each week, is sometimes hard. I admit it. Drama Queen and the Perfectionist are in their high school play. They are doing Beauty and the Beast this year and it's going to be BIG. Or BIGGER than BIG. So they spend alot of time at school in practice.
The Daredevil got the role of Puck in A Mid Summer Night's Dream in his middle school play. I'm super surprised that they are doing Shakespeare and that his first time trying out he got such a great roll. Not that I'm surprised in him. He was born to be in front of an audience. But that takes a lot of time up too.
Plus, Mini Me is in after school activities, we have Boy/Cub Scouts, Youth Church Activities, Dear Hubby and I both have big callings.....
I could go on and on...But, don't we all have live's like that? We have to make it important to spend the time together as a family. We carve out the time and make it special. After all, my teenagers won't be around too much longer. I need to enjoy every moment I have with them.
So our Family Home Evenings are even more special to me right now. To help us all stay on track, I created this chart for each of us to keep track of our weekly assignments. (That's the worst part for me. I feel like I end up doing it all sometimes.)
If you aren't interested in using it for your family night's, it could also be used as a chore chart.
I started by going with a Valentine theme. I used hearts with arrows. On each of the hearts are our weekly assignments...lesson, song, prayer, game, treat, and helper.
I used arrows to write each of our names on. Each of the arrow ends got a piece of velcro on the back so we can move these each week without ruining the chart with tape. The other piece of velcro went on the top of the heart where the arrow looks like it pierces the heart.
Now each week, we just move each name around the chart and don't forget our weekly assignments.
If you are interested in this printable, you can right click and save the JPG picture files to your computer. Then add your own information on each piece. Or you can use the idea to create your own. Whatever works for you.
I hope that gives you a chance to spend some time with your family. It goes by way too fast!
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