“Family Home Evening Helps: Butcher Paper and Funny Faces,” Ensign, Sept. 2007, 75
Family Home Evening Helps:
Butcher Paper and Funny Faces
One of our most memorable family nights occurred when our then six-year-old gave the lesson. We helped her cover the table with butcher paper, tape it in place, and set crayons out. Our daughter started the lesson by drawing simple facial expressions to indicate various feelings like sad, happy, mad, and scared. Then she encouraged us to talk about how we should handle these feelings: by talking nicely and using our words to explain our feelings instead of hitting, for instance. She next asked us to use our imaginations and take turns drawing more faces while the rest guessed what emotions they expressed. We had such a good time laughing at all the funny faces! We left our table art out for several days to encourage more creativity and smiles each time we admired our hands-on lesson.
Lea Taylor, Utah