Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday's Matter FHE: Spirit of '76

At our home, and millions of others around the globe, Monday nights are reserved for family.  A Family Home Evening (FHE) where we laugh and share and learn together.

This Saturday marks 239 years since congress approved the final language of the Declaration of Independence (click on the link for more information about the Declaration of Independence, it's signers and history surrounding it from And our traditional 4th of July celebrations around the country.

I am reading 1776 right now and am completely enthralled by the history surrounding the Revolutionary War and the signing of this great document.

Tonight I feel so patriotic thinking of that amazing day and those amazing men, who by signing their names to the Declaration of Independence as they birthed this great nation also committed treason and if their efforts failed and they were captured would be put to death.

They believed in FREEDOM so much they were willing to risk everything, their homes, their families and their lives...

"For the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the
protection of the Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each
other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."

You can read about all they sacrificed at the National Heritage Center For Constitutional Studies Page HERE.

Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  I welcome thou all out to Family Home Evening!

{Opening Song} My Country, 'Tis of Thee

{Opening Prayer} Rock, Paper, Scissors!  Winner gets to say the Prayer!!

{Watch and Discuss}

{Closing Song} America the Beautiful Verse #4 Only

{Closing Prayer} Call on the Oldest person in your group

{Activity}  Patriotic Jingo

Patriotic Jingo!!! It's like Bingo and a trivia game all wrapped into one.  It looks super fun!!

Find instructions and printable cards and questions HERE.

{FHE Doesn't Have to Be Perfect, It Just Has to BE!}

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