I was the single momma tonight, but fhe turned out well and the kiddos and I had a great evening together. We began our fhe with a welcome by the builder. Then the dancer and grower and I played and sang primary songs on the piano: I am a Child of God and I Lived in Heaven (their song for the month).
We read in the Book of Mormon, in 3 Nephi 11:15, where Jesus appears to the people of the America’s after His Resurrection. We talked about the people feeling the prints in his hands and feet. Then we read If the Savior Stood Beside Me by Greg Olsen (painter). Grandma had given the kiddos the book for Christmas, and I’ve been looking forward to reading it together. I sang the song to them (lyrics are in the back). They really liked that.
Then I asked them what they would do if Jesus were with us tonight. At first the builder said he would fight the bad guys that killed Jesus. Then he said he would give Jesus a present. “What kind of present?” I asked him. His eyes got really big, as he said, “a really big Scripture Book!” The dancer had quite a bit to say, though I couldn’t understand what she was saying. Finally, I understood that she wanted to give him a hug and a kiss.
For our activity, we danced to Jesus Wants me For a Sunbeam and I’m trying to be Like Jesus, (even the grower was rockin’ out as he held onto the chair :)), followed by some Ring around the Rosies. (a favorite fhe game).