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.

    Make the flannel-board figures and use them to present “Plain Words About Baptism (pages 38–39). Then read “Adopted” (pages 2–5). After you have talked for a few minutes about the importance of the baptismal covenant, end with the words of President Gordon B. Hinckley, “A Covenant People” (IFC).

  2. 2.

    Tell Elder L. Lionel Kendrick’s story about the road map (pages 6–7). How are the scriptures like a road map in our lives? Make a copy of page 14 for each family member and use the chart to begin or to continue to read the scriptures together daily.

  3. 3.

    Read “Home Teachers and Balloons” (pages 18–19). Use a real balloon, if you have one, to teach the lesson the home teachers taught. Ask each family member to share an important goal he or she has and what he or she is doing or plans to do to achieve it.

  4. 4.

    Make the “Stuffed Potato Skins” and the “Hot Not-Chocolate” (page 22) for refreshments.

  5. 5.

    Make and use the helps to learn the song “When Jesus Christ Was Baptized” (pages 24–25).

  6. 6.

    Discuss some of the things that have happened in the last one hundred years—“A Century of Progress” (pages 8–9). Talk about ways each family member can contribute to the progress of the Church in the next century.