Family Home Evening Ideas


If your parents ask you to help plan a family home evening, you may want to use an idea from the Friend. Here are some ideas from this issue that you may like (look for the FHE logo on the [original magazine] pages mentioned):

  1. 1.

    Tell the story “All Is Well, Sarah” (pages 8–10), and have another family member read “You Have Nothing to Fear from the Journey” (IFC) by Elder M. Russell Ballard. Talk about the courage of the pioneers in the face of difficulties.

  2. 2.

    Hold up the poster “Hold On!” (pages 24–25), and tell the story “At the End of the Iron Rod” (pages 2–5). Discuss how we can have the courage to do right today.

  3. 3.

    Ask a brother or sister to memorize and present the poem “Great-Grandpa, Brave and Kind” (page 31).

  4. 4.

    Make the flannel-board figures (page 43), and tell the story “Joseph ‘Holds to the Iron Rod’” (page 42).

  5. 5.

    Do one of the scripture activities (pages 13, 23, or 26), or make the “Pioneer Wagon” (page 19).

  6. 6.

    Sing “Heroes of the Scriptures” in the June issue of the Friend (page 14).

  7. 7.

    Make the “Summer Cooler” and the “Summer Pasta Salad” (page 22) for refreshments.