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 in this issue that you may like (look for the FHE symbol on the [original magazine] pages mentioned):

  1. 1.

    Read together the Christmas message from the First Presidency (pages 2–3). Talk about what the gift of peace can mean to you.

  2. 2.

    Tell the story “May Christ Lift Thee Up” (pages 4–7), and discuss how each of you in your family can be happy from the inside out.

  3. 3.

    Plan a special Christmas lesson. Use the “Christmas-Story Figures” (page 8) to tell of the Savior’s birth. Then read “Priceless Gifts” (pages 16–17) and use the figures to talk about the gifts that come to us from Jesus and the gifts we can give Him in return. Resolve to give Him at least one of them this month.

  4. 4.

    Make a gift for someone you love—“New Testament Story Markers” (page 10) or “Pretty Pots” (page 19).

  5. 5.

    Read “Signs of Christmas” (pages 12–14), “Feliz Navidad” (pages 20–23), or “Trying to Be Like Jesus Christ” (pages 48–IBC), and discuss how you can serve someone this Christmas.

  6. 6.

    As a family, do the activities on the “Christmas Advent Calendar” (pages 24–25, 27), beginning on December 1.

  7. 7.

    Make the “Rudolph Red-Nosed Cookies” or “Vanilla Custard Fruit Bowl” (page 36) for refreshments, and sing your favorite carols while you prepare them.