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).

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    Invite a parent to talk about the experiences Sister Nadauld had with prayer when she was young (pages 6–7). Have a younger brother or sister learn and present the poem “Prayer Helps Me Choose the Right” (page 30). Then have each family member share their feelings about family and personal prayer.

  2. 2.

    Make the flannel-board figures and use them to talk about “The Age of Accountability” (pages 38–39). Next, tell the experience of Hailey Achter in “Jesus Wants Me to Be Honest” (pages 48–IBC). Why did she feel bad? What did she do about it? What should we do when we make mistakes?

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    Follow the instructions and play the Book of Mormon Scripture-Story Grab Bag” game (pages 24–25). Then ask each family member to talk about her or his favorite Book of Mormon person and what she or he has learned from reading about that person.

  4. 4.

    Read the story “Wait Till You’re Eight” (pages 2–4) and talk about why McKay was punished for arguing with Josie, and why Josie wasn’t. As a family, talk about accountability and consequences, both good and bad. The information in the article “I Am Accountable for My Choices” (pages 12–14) will help you understand.

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    Ask a brother or sister to talk about the experiences of Dan Balyejusa of Entebbe, Uganda (pages 15–17). What difference did knowing the gospel make in his life? Discuss the difference it should make in your lives. Talk about changes you each might make to strengthen your family.

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    Make the “Miniature Mexican Kisses” (page 31) or the “Pink Lemonade Pies” (page 47) for refreshments.