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 use President Hinckley’s testimony, “He Is Not Here, But Is Risen,” IFC, or use the rebus story “The First Easter” (pages 28–29) to talk about the first Easter. Discuss Heavenly Father’s and the Savior’s great love for each of us.

  2. 2.

    Tell the story “Staring Eyes” (pages 2–6). Then make and use the flannel-board figures to tell the incident “Covenants at the Waters of Mormon” (pages 10–11). Talk about the promises we make when we are baptized.

  3. 3.

    Read “Before the New Testament” (pages 15–19), making sure everyone is able to see the illustrations. Then play “Books of the New Testament” (page 14).

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    Ask a family member to talk about the importance of following the prophet. Bear your testimony about the prophet. Then make several copies of the forms “My Conference Report” (pages 24–25) for family members to fill out, and plan to listen to general conference together. At a later family home evening, share what you heard.

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    Tell the story “Our Father’s Voice” (pages 32–34), and then talk about some of the ways the gift of the Holy Ghost can bless our lives. Invite family members to share times when they have been blessed.

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    Make the “Fruity Flower Salad” or the “Ice-Cream Sheep” (page 27) for refreshments.