FHE in the Box

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“FHE in the Box,” Ensign, Jan. 1981, 65

FHE in the Box

Preparation for family home evening has become a day of mounting excitement among my preschoolers. Early each Monday morning I get our family home evening box (a gaily decorated apple box) out of the closet and place it on the hearth. Inside it are standard materials such as flannel board, lesson manual, song book, and a “sing stick” —a decorated paper roll that serves as the chorister’s baton.

Then, as the lesson preparation progresses, into the box go make-believe clothes for role-playing, games, crayons, scissors, glue, and, yes, occasionally even the treat.

That night after the greeting and prayer, a chosen “someone” opens the box—and out comes family home evening.—Kaye Kowallis, Victoria, Texas

Illustrated by Phyllis Luch