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.

    Ask your mom or your dad to tell the story “Stay in the Boat” by Elder Russell M. Nelson (IFC). Talk about why it is important to follow the Savior all of our lives. Think of some of the things you can do to “stay in the boat.”

  2. 2.

    Read “Sara’s Surprise” (pages 8–11) and/or “The Challenge” (pages 48–IBC). Is there someone new or less active in your ward whom your family could befriend? Plan a way to do it.

  3. 3.

    Have a brother or sister talk about the experiences Elder Jerald L. Taylor had as a child that strengthened his faith (pages 6–7). What did he do that you can do to strengthen your faith? As a family, read his testimony of Jesus Christ (last paragraph).

  4. 4.

    Make the “How Can I Grow?” chart (pages 14–15). Pull the flower up until the words show. Have family members take turns opening the flaps and reading how they can grow to be more like Jesus. Then pull the flower up until the pictures show. Discuss what the children in the pictures are doing and how that helps them grow.

  5. 5.

    Take out the poster (pages 24–25) and hang it where the family can see it often during the week. Use it to remind yourself to try to follow the Savior’s example.

  6. 6.

    Make the “St. Paddy’s Minty Milk” (page 16) and the “St. Patrick’s Day Dessert” (page 27) for refreshments.