A little while ago, I learned about a great idea from Mikael, called Morning Menus and we’ve been incorporating this idea for a few weeks now. So far it’s going great!
We had already been doing a song, prayer, and scripture study during our morning time, but I had been wanting to figure out how to incorporate more memory work as well and these menus make it easy to be consistent. It’s also a great way to have daily reminders of what we are working on.
the song that we are learning for the month, our goals for the children and youth program…
a quote to memorize (this month’s is about the Word of Wisdom since we are learning about the human body this month), a poem that we are memorizing…
…and a painting that we are memorizing. Memorizing artwork may sounds strange, but we want to fill our minds and hearts with good images. To memorize the paintings, I just set the timer on my phone for 1 minute and we quietly look at the painting for 1 minute while we look for different details that we like or hadn’t noticed yet.
When the timer goes off, we go around the table and share what we found/like. I switch out the painting to a new one when we have the other one well memorized (takes a week or so).
Here are a few videos that I took this week to document how well our morning menus are going…
It’s wonderous what a hug can do.
A hug can cheer you when you’re blue.
A hug can say, “I love you so,”
Or, “Gee, I hate to see you go.”
A hug is, “Welcome back again.”
And, “Great to see you! Where’ve you been?”
A hug can soothe a small childs pain,
and bring a rainbow after rain.
The hug! There’s just no doubt about it-
we scarcely could survive without it!
A hug delights and warms and charms.
It must be why God gave us arms.
A hug can break the language barrier,
and make your travels so much merrier.
No need to fret about your store of ’em,
the more you give, the more there’s more of ’em.
So stretch those arms without delay
and give someone a hug today!