FHE For Small Children-The Prexistence

This past Sunday, my 4 year old gave his very first talk in primary. I was so proud of him. I helped him prepare his talk by asking him a series of questions about what he knew about the earth since the theme was, “Heavenly Father created the Earth for His children”.

He told me things like it is really big. It is in space. It has lots of different countries. It was really fun to find out what he knew about earth. I asked him what his favorite thing to do on earth was, and he replied, “Eat!” Very typical answer for my little boy.

So, after hearing him give his talk, I decided it might be good to help him learn more about where we were before we came to earth. We decided to center our family home evening around that subject. I got one of their board books that is called, “My Little Book About Jesus” by Val Bagley. The very first picture in the book is of the premortal existence. We talked about who was there, and what things were like there. I also told them about Satan and his plan. We talked about how we didn’t have bodies like we have now, but we really wanted them. This was one of the reasons that we wanted to come to earth. To gain a body. The kids were very interested in the lesson, and participated well.

Today as we were out in the car running errands, my 4-year-old had a different church book that he was looking through that just happened to be in the car. I heard him “telling the story” of the pictures in the book. And, I heard his little voice say, “And, we had spirit bodies”. It put a smile on my face because I knew that he had been listening the night before to our lesson. I was so proud to see the fruits of our labor. Having family home evening with small children is not always easy, but I know in the long run, it will be worth it.

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About Meredith

Meredith is a native Texan who is currently living in Salt Lake City, UT. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2002 with a B.A. degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She has been married for almost 10 years and has three beautiful children who consume most of her time. However, she started blogging in 2007 and has fallen in love with the idea of becoming a writer. She started scrapbooking over 10 years ago, and has become obsessed with that as well. She also dreams of the day when someone will pay her to scrapbook for them! When she is not scrapbooking, or blogging, she loves to people watch, and analyze what makes people tick. Meredith is proud to be a Mormon, and even served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she fell in love with the Latin culture and learned to speak Spanish. Visit Meredith on her personal blog at www.fakingpictureperfect.wordpress.com