Halloween Family Nights
It’s Halloween season! And I want to enjoy and make the most of each holiday season with my little ones as I can. When it comes to Halloween though I find it hard to mesh ghosts and ghouls with more uplifting spiritual messages for family night for our little ones. (Family Night or F.H.E. is a thing in my religion with the goals of keeping families close and teaching spiritual concepts to each other as a family unit). Growing up though I remember my mom pulling out the story of the five little ghosts who didn’t listen to their mom. It was a cute, fun way to celebrate Halloween and have a lesson so why not try doing that with my own kids. Here are some ideas I came up with that I’m going to try. I thought I’d share if anyone wanted ideas as well.
Here are my Halloween themed FHE ideas:
- The Holy Ghost:
Songs: children’s hymns the Holy Ghost (105); The Still Small Voice (106).
Lesson: Have a lesson on what the Holy Ghost is and tell a story about how the Holy Ghost helped you or someone else. I found a great lesson outline here if you need more ideas https://www.ldsdaily.com/home-and-family/halloween-fhe-lesson-whooo-is-the-holy-ghost/
Activity: Make “Holy Ghost” decorations.
- Family history:
Songs: Families Can Be Together Forever (300); children’s hymns Family History – I Am Doing It (94)
Lesson: Explain why it’s important to do family history. Maybe tell some family history stories or go over your family’s genealogy. If you need more of an outline there is a great one here https://www.ldsdaily.com/home-and-family/fhe-lesson-on-family-history-recording-family-stories/
Activity: watch the movie Coco
Songs: Choose The Right (239); Keep The Commandments (303)
Lesson: the 5 little ghosts story which you can find here https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Five-Little-Ghosts-Story-and-Props-Halloween-Music-and-Movement-Activity-4090745
Activity: make yummy treats related to the story
- Light of Christ:
Songs: Teach Me To Walk In The Light (304); The Lord Is My Light(89)
Lesson: Pumpkin gospel lesson I found the story here https://confidentingrace.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/the-pumpkin-gospel/
Activity: Carving pumpkins