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fhe blocks

 monday night has been said aside as family night (family home evening aka FHE)
we don’t plan anything (i mean like softball games or plans with friends)
it’s a night that we hang out as a family.
we start with a prayer..
sing a song
read some scripture
teach a lesson (like david and goliath)
and then do an activity (like be david and shoot dad with marshmallows…)
and then (of course) we have to have a treat.
something special like root beer floats…
or making homemade lemonade (that one was sticky)
and we love it.
so much in fact that if something happens on monday that we can’t do family night we can EXPECT a huge meltdown by kids.
and when it comes around to monday we have kids that always want to plan the activity…
and then a mom and dad that plans everything else…
and after 7 straight weeks of candyland…..
i thought, hmmmm….maybe we need to switch it up.
(and lucky for me our super saturday had the BEST idea…)
enter FHE BLOCKS!
I had my dad cut a 4×4 (and i will spare you the rant i went on about it ACUTALLY being a 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 and having my dad correct me about 20 times.)
but he cut them into blocks (3 1/2 by 3 1/2)
then i jumped on my scal and planned out my blocks….
(just making sure that they all fit your 4 by 4 (which is actually 3 1/2 by 3 1/2. and no. i won’t let it die)

i got to use all my pretty colors of vinyl from Expressions vinyl

and cut them out and peeled away the excess…

added some transfer tape (if you aren’t a transfer tape believer..then poor you. imagine taking the p and peeling it off and placing it where it needs to go….then the r… then the a…but the a isn’t straight so peel it up and reput it back down until it looks straight and repeat all the way to the end….
then turn your block and start over with song.  now, imagine taking your transfer tape..rubbing it over…peel and stick..rub and peel off…everything is perfectly aligned. FANTASTIC!)

oh transfer tape..if i wasn’t into total love with my glue gun..it would be you (picture me with my hands over my sewing machine ears….) (i also feel like this is a good time to mention that i’m painting my dresser..and there might be some fumes and even as i write this i am telling myself to edit and shut up)

okay….the fhe block:

for the all the names I used the scal’s basic shapes and made a little symbol for each person…

then you toss it…and see what you are in charge of for the week…..

and let me tell you. this week, game is mine…and someone is going down in battleship…

since we only have 5 in our family i added a roll again…
but you could put family choice..
and if you have more than 6 you could stick mom/dad together…
or do just numbers and then assign certain people a number….
and because i have a ton of 3 1/2 by 3 1/2s. i thought i would whip one up for my brother and his family….
using pictures!
We just got our photos done so i just happened to have tons on my computer..i just resized them down to squares and added them all on word and printed….
 and just cut them out and mod podged them on!

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.