We have been talking about body parts in science. The big kids have funny names for body parts, picked up from all the places they lived, and they need accurate terminology. The preschoolers are learning more details, besides the basic body part names they already knew. The baby is developing object relations, so learning “Mama’s nose, baby’s nose” and other body parts that way.
We also talk about body safety a lot, just because of what the kids have endured and witnessed:
We talked about how just because we really love cars, or our uncle has race cars, doesn’t mean we have a license to drive.
In the same way, just because we can touch our own bodies or other people’s bodies, doesn’t mean it is the time or place.
We also talked about how each of us have special gifts, and named some as we passed out jelly beans to each one:
We watched this video about a guy with scoliosis who loves to dance:
Then our activity was playing the Operation game, because it is a body and a warning light goes off if you touch it wrong, and to talk about what they are going to do with the baby when we go to Ohio.
Our closing quote was from Elder Bednar:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a single, undeviating standard of sexual morality: intimate relations are proper only between a man and a woman in the marriage relationship prescribed in God’s plan. Such relations are not merely a curiosity to be explored, an appetite to be satisfied, or a type of recreation or entertainment to be pursued selfishly. They are not a conquest to be achieved or simply an act to be performed. Rather, they are in mortality one of the ultimate expressions of our divine nature and potential and a way of strengthening emotional and spiritual bonds between husband and wife. We are agents blessed with moral agency and are defined by our divine heritage as children of God—and not by sexual behaviors, contemporary attitudes, or secular philosophies.
Also, they ate a thousand jelly beans, an entire rainbow we made, because bodies come in all shapes and colors and our family is a rainbow family.