Family Home Evening Ideas


This issue contains articles and activities that could be used for family home evening. The following are a few examples.

“Learning to Hear and Understand the Spirit,” p. 24; and “The Spider and the Still, Small Voice,” p. 68: These articles teach us about the importance of acting on promptings of the Spirit. Before reading one of the articles out loud, invite family members to listen for ways they can recognize the Spirit. After reading the article, you might tell about a time you felt the Holy Ghost and invite family members to do the same.

“Parables of the Lost and Found,” p. 32: To teach family members the importance of seeking out those who are spiritually lost, you could play a game of hide-and-seek. After the game, read one or two stories from this article and share what you learned about seeking out those who are lost. You might want to identify neighbors or friends you can fellowship. Then discuss ways you can invite them to come back to church.

“The Gospel Is for Everyone,” p. 54: This article teaches that “there is no ideal profile for a potential member of the Church.” To teach this concept, consider switching labels on canned food or putting sugar in a salt shaker. Invite family members to choose a can of food to eat from or to taste the “salt.” Read Elder Godoy’s article. As a family, think of those with whom you could share the gospel.

“We’ll Carry You!” p. 62: As a family you could read this article and discuss when family members have helped others or received service. Then think of ways to serve. You could carry out your plan as a future family home evening activity.