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.

    Read Part 1 of “Journey by Handcart” (pages 2–5) and then talk about the pioneers in your own family—those who first accepted the gospel and began a new life. Then read about Angela Miller (Making Friends, pages 20–22) and discuss the things she is doing to live up to the pioneer spirit of her area. Choose an important pioneer value (hard work, good example, missionary work, etc.) that you want to live by in your family.

  2. 2.

    Invite a parent to present Elder Duane B. Gerrard’s experiences with prayer (Friend to Friend, pages 6–7). Share a personal experience with prayer and invite other family members to share their feelings. Be sure to end FHE with a family prayer.

  3. 3.

    Tell the story “Tylor’s Lumber” (pages 8–10), and point out all the ways Tylor found to serve those around him. Ask each family member to do at least one act of service for someone each day during the week.

  4. 4.

    Make the flannel-board figures and use them to tell “The Nephites Learn of the Sacrament (pages 34–35). Discuss what we promise when we take the sacrament and what the Lord promises us. Talk about the effect all these promises could and should have in our everyday lives. Remove the poster (pages 24–25) from the magazine, show it to your family, and hang it where they can see it often during the week.

  5. 5.

    Play Book of Mormon As” (page 11), “Book of Mormon Animal Matchup” (page 19), or “Family Treasure” (page 38). Or you might want to gather the necessary materials and have family members make pages for their Books of Remembrance (pages 16–18).

  6. 6.

    Make “Brown Cows” (page 18) and “Zippy Fruit Salad” (page 47) for refreshments.