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.

    Prepare the pictures as instructed and use them to teach your family the song “Let the Holy Spirit Guide” (pages 24–25). Then tell the story “Stop and Listen to the Spirit” (pages 2–4). Discuss the ways the Spirit blesses us.

  2. 2.

    Tell Elder Richard D. Allred’s story about the rattlesnake (pages 6–7) and talk about the importance of obedience. Ask a parent to read Elder Allred’s ideas about deciding early to choose the right. As a family, make some of those choices together.

  3. 3.

    Have Mom help you make some “Cookie Ties” (page 27). Memorize the poem “My Daddy’s Hands” (page 15) and present it at family home evening. Then invite each family member to share at least one thing they love about your father. Enjoy the cookies.

  4. 4.

    As a family, prayerfully determine the standards you want to keep in choosing the movies and videos you watch. Read “The Choice” (pages 12–14) and pray for the courage to live by the standards you have set.

  5. 5.

    Prepare the flannel-board figures for “A Happy People” (pages 34–35) and use them to teach how the Holy Ghost helps you keep your baptismal covenant. Invite family members to tell about times the Holy Ghost has prompted them to do good.

  6. 6.

    Ask a parent to tell the story “Lost in the Jungle” (pages 40–42). Talk about the many different ways prayer can help protect us. Resolve to have family prayer to begin each day and to end it.

  7. 7.

    Make “‘Ice-Cream’ Breakfast Shakes” (page 18) for refreshments.