Guide to the Friend


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.

    Tell the story “Elsie’s Prayers” (pages 2–4) and share the facts about Cove Fort (page 5). President Hinckley’s ancestors established a tradition of service at the fort. Discuss how your family can serve others.

  2. 2.

    Use the pictures to tell the story “John Taylor Goes to America” (pages 44–45). Then work the “President John Taylor Crossword” (page 19). Read the article “From Latter-day Prophets: Wilford Woodruff” (IFC). Share other stories that you know about modern or scriptural prophets, and resolve to follow their counsel.

  3. 3.

    Talk about “Kwang-Jin and Young-Jin Cho of Pusan, Korea” (pages 20–22). How are they and their family different from you? How are they the same? Talk about what a blessing it is to be brothers and sisters in the gospel with children all over the world.

  4. 4.

    Do the activity Doctrine and Covenants Scripture Pictures” (page 23) by looking up the scriptures and reading them together. Then complete the “Presidents of the Church Maze” (page 26). Research together which of the Latter-day Saint prophets contributed to the Doctrine and Covenants.

  5. 5.

    Look at the Kitchen Krafts (page 27). There is a fun FHE idea there, complete with a refreshment suggestion!

  6. 6.

    Make the “Zip Your Lips” visual aid (page 37) beforehand. Present the information in “Young Gordon B. Hinckley—Preparing” (page 36). Do the activity suggested, using the visual aid, and promise each other that you will not let any bad or unkind words cross your lips.