Family Home Evening Ideas


These teaching suggestions can be used in the classroom as well as in the home. You may tailor these ideas to your family or class.

“Come to the Temple,” p. 14: Using the article, list the ordinances performed in the temple, and discuss the blessings of temple worship. Share ideas of how to prepare to go to the temple.

“Enduring to the Beginning,” p. 29: Make your family’s favorite treat. Put it out so your family can see it and smell it. Tell them that although they may want to eat it right then, they will have to wait. Share Maria’s story. Compare waiting to eat a favorite treat with Maria’s having to wait to be baptized and confirmed.

“For the Strength of You,” p. 32: The week before, invite each family member to prepare a short talk about one standard in For the Strength of Youth. Share the talks, and then choose one or two standards to work on that week as a family.

“The Empty Cart,” p. F2: Before the lesson, write each family member’s name on a slip of paper. Share President James E. Faust’s story, and discuss the questions at the end of the article. Then have each person pick one of the slips of paper. Explain that they should watch for ways to give anonymous service that week to the person whose name they drew.

“Missing Michael,” p. F12: Read the story, and discuss how Natalie helped her brother. Have family members look up 1 John 4:21. Discuss what it means to “love his brother.” You may want to help the children in the family write a note to someone who does not come to church regularly. They could also invite that person to attend Primary or the next Primary activity day.

Topics in This Issue

F=The Friend

Aaronic Priesthood, F14

Challenges, 29, 40, 47, F6

Education, 26, F8

Faith, 2, 22, 29, F14

Family, F10

Family history, 8, 44, 46

Fellowshipping, 29, 45, F12

Following prophets, 2, 19

For the Strength of Youth, 32

Home teaching, 6, 47

Humor, F6

Jesus Christ, 2, 22, 25, 40

Kimball, Spencer W., F6

Knowledge, F8

Literacy, 26

Missionary work, 19, 29, 38, F4, F11

Obedience, 2, 19, 32

Ordinances, 14

Patience, 29

Plan of salvation, 40

Prayer, 29, 47

Preparation, 25

Primary, F4

Same-gender attraction, 40

Scriptures, 38, F8

Second Coming, 25

Service, 45, 47, F2

Standards, 32

Temple work, 8, 14, 47

Testimony, 19, F4

Visiting teaching, 25

Youth programs, 29, 32

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