Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Our New Family Honor Plate

I have a fun product to tell you about, the Family Honor Plate with Table Thyme Discussion Cards.  The Family Honor Plate starts as a DIY ceramics-painting project that you get to create and bake at home.  After completing your plate it turns into a fun family tradition and parenting tool used to raise your kids in the fruits of the Holy Spirit as written in Galatians 5:22.  The fun questions for the Table Thyme Discussion Cards take conversations to a deeper level and help teach everyone in the family how to articulate and share in special memories together.  This is a fun way for children to learn speech skills that will come in handy throughout their lives.

Here is our blank Family Honor Plate right out of the box.

Also included in this set are 3 paint brushes of varies sizes, painter's palette, 8 paint pots (black, purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red and white), a plate stand, and 7 discussion starters.

The first thing we did was apply tape to mark off areas that we wanted to remain white.

After marking off our sections we placed star stickers on the remaining sections that we were going to paint, we wanted to create white stars within these sections.

Then we began to paint each section as a family.

 A went first and chose to make her section blue.

D went next creating a purple section.

E followed her by making a red section.

A closer view...

F followed her with green.

C made an orange section.

B created a yellow section.

Another view

A mixed together red and white to create pink and added a pink section.  And D followed her with another purple section.

We allowed our sections to dry.

Then we removed the red tape.

One last piece of tape...

Our plate after removing all the tape.

Then we removed all the star stickers.  We used a toothpick to help us remove them and clean up the edges - it worked perfectly.

Our plate after removing all the star stickers.

We decided to fill in the white section with fun designs in black paint.

Our plate drying.

 Finally we baked our plate as instructed.

 The Cummins Family Honor Plate

 The kids and our new plate!  I love how it turned out.

D right away noticed the fruits of the Spirit written on the front of the plate, she even began singing a fruits of the Spirit song that she knows.  Now, David and I have a great tool to use to show the kids that we notice and appreciate when they show good character.  We have even encouraged the kids to nominate each other when they see good character being displayed.  I look forward to creating many memories with our Family Honor Plate.

Table Thyme Discussion Cards

Another fun product created by the same company is Table Thyme Discussion Cards.  The Family Honor Plate includes 7 discussion starters or a sampler of the Table Thyme Discussion Cards.  These cards are designed to help your family share about everyday and unique topics.  Your family will learn how to communicate and articulate and share special memories with each other as well as how to voice their opinion.  We enjoyed using our discussion starter cards tonight during dinner.  I love that my kids are continuing to learn to listen to each other as well as share new things about themselves.  All the questions are followed with a Why? to dig deeper into thoughts and experiences.  This is easy for some of my children but much more challenging for others.  I really like that this is a skill that we can continue to practice together as a family as my kids gain confidence in who they are and how to communicate with others.

You can purchase your own Family Honor Plate and Table Thyme Discussion Cards or give one as a gift at their on-line store.  When you purchase 3 or more you will receive a discount!  Be sure to check out the video below which walks you through the Family Honor Plate.

Disclosure:  Thanks so much to FlyBy and Family Honor Plate for selecting me for this campaign.  As part of this campaign my family received our own Family Honor Plate and Table Thyme Discussion Cards to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

1 comment:

silvergirl said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our products.
I love how you all decorated your plate and that everyone got to take part in the decorating.
I am also glad that you are enjoying the Table Thyme cards as well.
The Family Honor Plate