Family Home Evening Ideas


These ideas can be used for classroom teaching as well as in the home.

“The Root of Christian Doctrine,” p. 12: Show or draw a plant. Without roots, how will the plant survive and grow? How can we nourish our testimony like the roots of this plant? Read the article’s suggestions, and discuss ways to incorporate them in your life. Follow up at the next family home evening.

“Keep Texting from Taking Over,” p. 18: As the lesson begins, try to hold a conversation by only writing. Discuss the difficulties of using only written communication. In the article identify some of the problems of texting. How can texting be used appropriately? Plan ways your family can use this tool without having it take over.

“How to Be a Great Member Missionary,” p. 38: Assign stories from the article for family members to share with the family. Make a list of friends you can introduce to the gospel. Using ideas from the article, role-play those you feel would be the most effective. Choose a date by when to implement them.

“Following a Prophet,” p. F2: Create a small invitation for each family member to attend a special family home evening. That night, include songs, prayers, and a lesson on President Gordon B. Hinckley’s message. As a family, commit to follow the prophet in holding meaningful family home evenings each week.

“A Voice of Warning,” p. F10: As you read aloud Tad’s story, ask family members to listen for what caused him to feel wrong. Brainstorm ideas to help family members avoid similar situations.

Topics in This Issue

F=The Friend

Atonement, 12

Challenges, 35, 44

Communication, 17, 18

Conversion, 7, 35

Faith, 44

Family, 2, 7, 26, 35

Family home evening, 1, F2

For the Strength of Youth, 22

Friendship, 2

Holy Ghost, 22, F4, F8, F10

Home teaching, 6

Hope, 35

Humanitarian aid, 35

Jesus Christ, 12

Journals, F14

Kimball, Spencer W., F6, F14

Leadership, F6

Love, 26

Marriage, 26, 44

Media violence, 22

Member missionaries, 7, 38

Perpetual Education Fund, 45

Pornography, F10

Prayer, 46

Preach My Gospel, 38

Primary, F4

Relief Society, 25

Sabbath day, 32

Sacrament, 12, F9

Service, 2

Singles, 2

Temple covenants, 25, 44

Text messaging, 17, 18

Unity, 46

Visiting teaching, 25