For the past few years we have done this activity for Family Home Evening in the month of February. And each year I am reminded just how much I LOVE it!
The lesson plan is simple:
- Cut out a bunch of paper hearts.
- Everyone writes a note for each member of the family. Something they love about that person. Little or big or random.
- Go around the table and read the notes to each other.
- Tape the hearts on the kitchen cupboards and leave them up all month long!
It is always interesting to see what the kids write down. Sometimes it is expected (I think we all wrote something about Payton's ability to make us laugh.)
It appears that dad is pretty funny too. (His quote bubble should read, "Farley, Farley, Farley!" - quoted from The Three Amigos)
Apparently I'm good at cleaning (top left), but somebody's got to do it!
Scott went all out with his note, writing a top 10 list.
And sometimes the writing/sharing of the notes reveals little connections and stories between the kids that we knew nothing about. The gold mine game? Total news to us, but SO sweet to hear how Conner still plays with his 9 year old sister! And the fact that it meant enough to her to write it down . . . Love.
So much fun to see all these hearts and little notes around our kitchen. :)
And yes, we love dad's hair . . . . from the side.