Help your kids make new goals or renew old ones with a fun Family Home Evening lesson using Lego bricks. With printables, a lesson plan, treat ideas, and handouts, your family home evenings will be easy and AWESOME!
With the start of school, the Kandy Kreations' household has a tendency to re-start the year. We get organized again. We reset our New Years goals. And we look forward to the end of the year with a fresh start.
To be able to help us do that, I've created a Family Home Evening lesson for my kids focusing on Goals. Since they are all excited about Legos right now after attending Brick Fest Live, I decided to have our Family dinner and our Goal lesson using Legos.
If you are unfamiliar with what Family Home Evening is, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints sets aside one night a week for family time. We spend this time teaching our children, spending time together, and strengthening the bonds that will help us be an Eternal Family.
Tonight, we'll start our evening with a Lego dinner party. I'm excited to use some of the Lego printables I've shared and some more that I'll be sharing in the next few days. The kids love these themed dinner parties and they kick off our family night in a fun way. (Believe it or not, they usually aren't too much work or expense either.)
After dinner, we'll move on to our family time. The evening starts with a little "housekeeping". I have created a Lego themed Family Home Evening printable to help us keep track of the items that we need to discuss.
I am going to use this printable in my planner to help me keep up to date on all the items that we need for Family Home Evening. The first box (with Emmitt) will be where we post who has what activity during the evening. Since we only have four people home now, we'll probably split our activities up into Lesson, Game, Dessert, and Music.
The next box (with the Lego border) will have things that we need to talk about as a family. We'll discuss any problems going on with the kids and brainstorm some ways to help fix it. The boys have been pretty good lately with the arguing and sharing, but as soon as soccer season settles down, we may be back to have to figure out the best ways to share the computer, tv, and parent time.
The last boxes are where we will schedule the upcoming week. I decided to put 8 boxes so there was one for each day and one for any items we'll need to keep in mind during the rest of the month. Festival season is coming so there might be one that we want to go to but don't need to schedule yet, or we may need to remember that the fall concerts are coming up for school.
I'll keep all these items in my planner so we can refer to them as needed throughout the week.
After we're done with all that, we'll start our lesson.
Here's my lesson plan in JPG format, and you can also get it in PDF format here.
We'll close the night by having Lego brownies and having fun building Lego creations with some fun time. I found some great directions for awesome creations here if you want to let your kids follow their SMART goals for Legos.
The handout for the lesson: