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Family Time Lesson

Let's Find Your MANY Talents!

Family Time Lessons give your family the opportunity to spend together learning correct principles, God’s commandments, ways to strengthen family relationships, a vehicle for open communication and tools to teach key values and morals.

TOPIC:

This lesson is about the importance of finding our talents.  We all have talents that are not always the type that are thought of first.  But highly valuable and to be improved for our benefit and others. 

PREPARATION:

1. Download the family chart which is editable/fill-in so you can keep track of which family member has participated how and when.  The charts are in the libary in the category Family Time.  There are 2 styles for you to choose from. 

The purpose of the Family Time Chart is to give each person a responsibility so each feels a purpose and reason to be involved in the lesson. As they rotate through the tasks, they may also discover new talents and develop their abilities.

2. Read through the lesson ahead of time, as well as provide support to all participating so they can be prepared. It may be helpful to young children or those needing extra guidance, to be ready with their part of the Family Time-Family Home Evening Lesson so everyone can successful.

3. Print off any pictures, coloring pages, and other resources needed during the lesson.

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LESSON TIME

LET'S FIND YOUR MANY TALENTS!

Adapt this lesson in accordance to your family’s needs, so each individual is able to grasp the importance of valuable they are, the talents they have and help them know how to improve them.

Opening Prayer:

  1. There are many ways to pray, the essential element is prayers are offered.  If you have any questions, or want to know more about prayer, this link will help you. Also here is this video

Ask This Question:

Do you have talents?

What are they?

Prompt with any of these if needed: 

Can you sing beautifully?

Are you coordinated and dance amazingly?

Do you draw or paint like the famous artists?

Talk about these for a few minutes, but this is not the full content of the lesson, so 5-10 minutes will help generate conversation for the lesson:

Do wish you had talents that others had?

How do you feel when someone can do things better than you, and they don’t even seem to have to try?  

Do you get jealous?

Do you get mad?

Do you give up?

Are you grateful for the talents you do have?

Scripture:

King James Version of the Bible Matthew 25: 15-18 

15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.

16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.

17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.

18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.

So we have a very generous man who came by and gave 3 people talents.

Notice that EVERYONE was given SOMETHING.

LESSON

For this lesson you have two choices of main pictures to use:

  • The one with children on the front using their talents to stop an argument and to comfort another.

  • The other has older teens and adults recognizing their talents as they are brought out

We don’t all have the same amount of talents, or maybe not as good at as many things as others.  But we ALL have talents!  That’s a fact.

So what if our talents are hard to find, or it’s just really long until others see them?

That will be the challenge for all of us, but we can never give up. 

We have to keep trying, learning and practicing until we become better at them, or maybe until it’s the right timing.

 

For example:

In the free library, you will find a picture of Theodor Geisel and some of the famous characters from his books.  You will want to show that as you read or tell this story.  

Theodor Geisel wrote a children’s book and it was rejected TWENTY-EIGHT times! 

After the twenty-eighth rejection, Theodor was walking down the sidewalk of New York so sad that he didn’t see his old friend Mike, and bumped right into him. 

Well, just that very morning Mike had started a job at the Vanguard Press working in the children’s section. 

After talking, they signed a contract a few hours later for Theodor’s book,  “And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street”.

By the time of Geisel’s death in 1991, he had sold over 600 million copies of his books, which had been translated into 20 different languages.

Geisel, or Dr. Seuss as we better know him wrote; ‘Don’t give up on discovering your talents…and the places you’ll go!

 

 

One of the most important reasons we have been given our own unique, individual talents is to use them for the benefit of others.  

 

Let’s look at the life of Anne Sullivan for a great example of this:

In the free library, you will find a picture of Anne and Helen together.  You will want to show that as you read or tell this story.

Anne was born in 1866 to Irish immigrant parents in Massachusetts.  She was the oldest of give children.  When five years old, she contracted a bacterial infection in her eye causing her to lose much of her eyesight.  Her mother died three years later when she was eight. Her distraught father sent her and her younger brother Jimmie to the poor house.

At the poorhouse men, women and children suffered from all sorts of illness.  Mental and physical.  The conditions were deplorable.  Jimmie succumbed to a weak hip, leaving Annie tormented between fits of rage and stretches of terror living there alone.

She discovered a small library where she convinced people to read to her. She learned there was an actual school for the deaf and blind, and that was her goal.  She wanted to be properly educated to badly, that when a group of inspectors came by the poor house, she approached them and told them her desire.  That leap of faith, that bold effort changed her life forever.

Anne began school at the Perkins Institution for the Blind in Boston in the fall of fall of 1880.  School was a struggle, mainly because she was rebellious and difficult to get along with for her teachers and the other students.   

Fortunately she had teachers who believed in her and continued to work with her and believe in her talents.  She graduated at 20 years old and gave the  valedictory address. 

In the address she said:  “Fellow-graduates: duty bids us go forth into active life. Let us go cheerfully, hopefully, and earnestly, and set ourselves to find our especial part. When we have found it, willingly and faithfully perform it; for every obstacle we overcome, every success we achieve tends to bring man closer to God and make life more as he would have it.”

Just a few months later she found her ‘especial part’ when she met Helen Keller.  

Because Anne was willing to go through so much to learn and practice her talents she was able to become a valuable and tremendous teacher that could help Helen Keller reach her potential.  

Isn’t that why we all have different talents and struggles? 

It makes us extremely valuable and of greater worth as we look beyond our self and how we can make the world a bit better.  

Go to the activity section NEXT for the great worksheet to finding your talents!

Games & Fun

To reinforce this lesson in a fun way, in the library you will find these all centered on the lesson Let’s Find Your Many Talents:

  • A more difficult Word Search using talent words with the solution
  • An easier Word Search using talent words with the solution
  • A more difficult Maze with the solution for fun
  • An easier Maze with the solution for fun

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Activity:

In the library you will find worksheets (make sure to get both pages), one for younger and one for older that are awesome tools and help in recognizing talents of ALL types.  GREAT ACTIVITY!

Closing Prayer:

Person Assigned

Treat Dessert:

Always a favorite, and this way gives you the chance to use your talents decorating them as you want.  Rice Krispies Treats

BEST EVER SOFT RICE KRISPIE TREAT POPS

Rice Krispie TREATS and POPS. 

Decorate them and show your own originality. 

See my yummy recipe HERE, and they are the BEST.  Soft, marshmallowy and just amazing. Then  show off your clever talent in your own style of presentation of these treats!

A steadfast kite string allows a person to soar to the greatest heights, with more freedom and deeper joy.

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