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Tangled Family Home Evening Lesson by Tonii Johnson

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I found this lesson by Tonii Johnson on Sugardoodle and it is brilliant!! I think that this would be an awesome idea for Activity Days also!

Tonii writes, “I must say….I am SO excited about this family home evening. It was very simple to plan and it will be simple and quick to execute as well. Plus my kids will love it because we are going to be watching part of the new Disney movie “Tangled”! Here’s a few things you need to make this family home evening work:

THE MOVIE:

YARN:

FOAM CROWNS:


I don’t know about you but I LOVED this movie! As I was watching it for the first time last week the story struck me as so profound. Let’s see if this sounds familiar: a beautiful young girl is born of royal birth. However, as she gets older she is told lie after lie to try and keep her from fulfilling her full potential. She struggles between believing these lies or going out on her own and finding out who she really is…only to learn she truly is the daughter of the King. HELLO!! I couldn’t keep the tears from coming as I thought about this beautiful message. We are ALL daughters and sons of a King, and once we are sent to this earth it is so easy to forget. Satan is everywhere around us, trying to deceive us, tear us down, and doubt our divinity at every turn. By listening to these lies we become trapped, and it is only when we realize these lies for what they are that we can fulfill our true missions on earth and rediscover our divine heritage.

What a powerful message to teach our children!! We are going to start off the night by watching the scene in the movie where Rapunzel asks her “mother” if she can go out into the world. The “mother” then goes on to fill her with doubts and tells her lie after lie to keep her from leaving her and finding out the truth.

After we watch that clip we are going to relate the story of Rapunzel to our story. We are going to talk about how we are daughter’s of our Heavenly Father, a King, and how Satan will do everything in his power to lie, deceive and scare us to keep us from reaching our divine potential.

Now for the fun activity. I thought this would be a great activity for the kids to try and distinguish the lies that Satan would have us believe, and the truths we can receive from a loving Heavenly Father. Remember that yellow yarn you needed?? Here’s why! :)

The yellow yarn is of course representing Rapunzel’s hair :) I am going to take that yellow yarn and have my husband string it ALL through the house. The catch is every few feet the yarn will break off into two pieces going in different directions. Attached to the yarn will be something Heavenly Father wants us to know and something Satan would have us believe. Whichever one is the truth from Heavenly Father will lead to other questions whereas the lie from Satan will lead to a dead end. We will have these crossroads in the yarn several times throughout the house and finally they yarn will end in my bedroom tied to my bed. On my bed I will have the crowns for all the kids with signs that say both “Daughter of a King” and “Son of a King.” The moral is if we listen to our Father in Heaven we CAN reach and find our full potential, as daughters and sons of a King.

 

Daughter and Son of King Printable – [pdf] [Word] [image/girl] [image/boy]

These are just little signs I made up for the kids that I will print out and have sitting next to their crowns.”

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  1. says

    My girls love Tangled and this is a cute idea :) Thanks for stopping by & following Sleepytime Productions! I’m following you back!!

  2. says

    Such a great idea! My Husband and I saw this movie and the first thing he said to me was “I didn’t know there would be singing”! I laughed so hard! I can’t wait to have kids because FHE just isn’t the same with only the two of us. Anyways thanks for following me I have returned the favor! Also you should check out my giveaway!

    Kaitlin @ The Goodey Knot

  3. says

    Love this idea. and love the movie as well. They were playing the movie at my daughter’s hairdresser. I commented “That’s a fiting movie for a childrens hairdressing place.”
    “You would think” is the reply of the hairdresser. “Except once the girls start watching it they refuse to let me cut their hair”
    Then sure enough, I told my daughter to sit in the chair to watch Tangled and get her hair cut she replied “Oh no remember Mom, I want to grow my hair like Rapunzle”
    She didn’t get a hair cut!
    Visiting from http://www.virtuouswomanexposed.blogspot.com

  4. says

    That is a great evening in lesson and family time. We are reading our first chapter book and it happens to be Tangled. Great way to connect the Bible to the story and what fun too. Thanks so much for stopping by Strictly Homemade. I am so glad I found you guys. These recipes look AMAZING!! I am now a new follower! Be sure to stop by Strictly Homemade on Tuesdays for my linky party!! Cheers!

  5. says

    what an amazing activity to help children gain both insight and pride at having God in their lives. made me smile :) thanks for stopping by today. your followers block isn’t showing up (only the title is). will put your link in my taskbar and try again later :) blessings to all of you!

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