Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Skittles and a Tower O' Flour

Nathan was in charge of F.H.E. (Family Home Evening, a night where we spend time together as a family, have a song, prayer, lesson, and treat) last night and this is what he came up with.

He packed a cup with flour, placed a plate on top of it and then turned it over, thus creating

Tower O' Flour

Then he placed a single Skittle on top. Each of us took a turn with a butter knife, shaving off some of the flour until the Tower fell and the Skittle dropped, covered with flour. Nathan talked about how each time we sin it hurts us, like when we took the knife to the Tower O' Flour, making it collapse. Whoever was the one who shaved off the last bit before it collapsed was the one who had to retrieve the Skittle--using nothing but their lips. Megan was the first to break the Tower.

Nathan then talked about how repentance can be difficult and not fun, but at the end there is a reward--the forgiveness we need and desire. Hence, working for the Skittle.

We did the whole thing a second time so Jeremy could have a chance to knock down the Tower.

He worried that he wouldn't be able to get the Skittle.
But in the end, he did it. . .with a mouth full of flour.

Can I tell you how worried I was that I'd knock down the Tower and have to stick my face in that flour? Petrified!
I was shaving off the smallest amount possible each time!!


the wilsons said...

I'm going to steal that idea. Good work, Nathan. But I wouldn't want to retrieve that skittle either.

Jess said...

awesome idea, nathan! (glad you didn't have to do that, kellie).. megan looks so sad with the flour all over her face, and jer is so cute in that last picture!

Ry and Kris Jones said...

That is such a good idea. Kudos Nathan:). I wouldn't want to put my face in the flour either!!

Jackie said...

That's a fun idea!

The color of paint we used is "Ryegrass" in the Behr paint from Home Depot. It's a little bright in the picture, but we really like the color. Good luck!

rachel said...

We did this just for fun in college. What a great FHE idea! Your kids are so adorable :)

Anonymous said...

That is an awesome idea!! I love megans face!!! Didn't look like she enjoyed the experience to much.

jgeefamily said...

Cute idea...looks like the kids loved it.

Janelle said...

I love Jeremy's face at the very end. Too cute...he's such a ham!

Hey, are you feeling better? I was going to make you some cookies on Saturday, but I ended up not having time because I went out of town on Sunday (I'm in Indiana this week). Sorry. Next time you're sick, I promise I'll make you some cookies (or something).

Leanne said...

wow, didn't you try it anyway? a little four won't kill you! ha ha ha fun idea though.

The Elledges said...

WOW!!! i'm impressed. that has to be the most creative and fun lesson ever. we usually look at a picture of the temple and then sing i love to see the temple week after week after week :)

The Mirci Family said...

That's a cute idea. Somehow my kids still don't get what a lie or not telling the truth is about...or don't care?!! I have a cute reverence lesson if you want ;) That's the one we have to keep repeating....lol!

Ps. I hear we are at the same pre-school next year. We are SO carpooling! If that's ok with you! Call Me!

Amber Omer said...

Those are great pictures! Sounds like great learning times!