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 about the childhood of Elder Merrill C. Oaks (pages 6–7) and about the children of the Great Falls Montana Stake (pages 48–IBC). What are some of the things they did and are doing to follow the Savior’s example? In a family journal, record each week the things you are trying to do.

  2. 2.

    Tell the story “Scones” (pages 2–4). Ask an older brother or sister or a parent to tell about a time when the Lord blessed him or her in an unexpected way. Make the booklet “Counting My Blessings” (page 13) and, as a family, list ways the Lord has blessed you.

  3. 3.

    Together read “House Full of Heroes” (pages 30–32). Have each family member draw the name of another family member from a sack and during the following week watch for the things he or she does that make him or her a hero. Report next family home evening.

  4. 4.

    Make the flannel-board figures and tell the story of Saul’s conversion (pages 38–39). Discuss what this story teaches us about the blessings of repentance, of healing, of obedience.

  5. 5.

    Cut out the sun and sunbeams (pages 24–25) and use them to teach your family the song “I Feel My Savior’s Love.”

  6. 6.

    Make the “Cran-Raspberry Dessert,” or, if it is cold outside, make the “Cheeseburger Chowder” (page 27) for refreshments.