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.

    During the week, secretly ask each family member to do something nice for Mom. After telling the story “Next to the Angels” by Elder Russell M. Nelson (IFC) or the story “More Than Flowers” (pages 38–41), have each family member tell one of the things they love about Mom.

  2. 2.

    Hold up the poster “Happy Mother’s Day!” (pages 24–25). Using the pictures to help you remember, talk about some of the good times you have shared with your mom. Invite your mom to share some good memories of her mother. Then express your love to your mother and plan another fun time together.

  3. 3.

    Read the story “Fear in the Night” (pages 2–4). Using the scriptures and the Topical Guide, talk about the things the Holy Ghost does for us. Invite family members to share a time when they felt the power of the Spirit.

  4. 4.

    Beginning with the story “Gunnar’s Testimony” (pages 30–31), talk about what a testimony is and how having one helps you choose the right. Invite those who wish to, to share their testimonies.

  5. 5.

    Prepare and use the flannel-board figures to tell the story “The Nephite Disciples Baptize” (pages 42–43). Include the story of Kendall in the same article, and talk about the promise Heavenly Father makes to each of us when we are baptized. Talk about why this promise is so wonderful.

  6. 6.

    Do the Funstuf puzzles “Hidden Disciples” and “King Lamoni’s Sheep” (page 46) for an activity.

  7. 7.

    Make the “Yogurt Dip and Mini Fruit-Kabobs” (page 26) or the “Cookie Flowers” (page 31) for refreshments.