For my sister, Rachel, I made a Family Home Evening kit. I call it "Short & Sweet" as I had the toddler set in mind when I created it. A few posts back, I mentioned how sometimes with little ones it is challenging to get a lesson and activity together and sometimes we improvise since we have a baby. The important thing is, we always set this time aside for our family to spend time together. But it is also great, as the little ones grow, to be able to share and teach good messages to our children, as well as enjoy fun activities together.
My sister has a 20-month old son, Jackson, and a baby girl coming this July...which means...she is a busy momma! I decided to put together this little kit so that Family Home Evening can be a no-brainer once in a while. I made 12 little lessons. Each includes a couple of children's primary songs and a couple of short verses of scripture related to a picture on the front of the card. Then, there are suggestions for activities related to that particular lesson. The lessons should be no longer than 5-10 minutes--perfect for a toddler's attention span!
There are also additional misc. ideas for activities as well as a recipe for homemade play-doh. There is a puzzle I made for Jackson to use with some of the lessons, and then, of course, there is a flannel board with a few cut-outs to get them started with story-board fun. Oh, yes, also some bubbles. You can never go wrong with bubbles!