Family Night Fun

    “Family Night Fun,” Friend, September 2017

    Family Night Fun

    Here are some family home evening ideas from this month’s magazine. What other ideas can you come up with?

    Family Night Fun

    Illustrations by Thomas S. Child, Bryan Beach, and Jared Beckstrand

    Celebrating Differences

    Read “All Children of God” on page 4. Heavenly Father loves all of His children around the world! Pick a country you’d like to learn more about, and do some of these activities together.

    1. Make a popular food from this country.

    2. Play some music you might hear there.

    3. Find the place on a map. How would you travel there?

    4. Look up pictures to see what it might be like to live there.

    5. Talk about how the place is similar to where you live. How is it different?

    Pancakes for Dinner

    Trying foods from other countries is lots of fun! Try making this popular Chinese food, cōngyóubǐng (pronounced tsOng-yo-bing).

    1. Mix 1 1/2 cups flour and 1 teaspoon salt. Pour 1/2 cup warm water into the bowl and stir until combined. Knead the dough until it’s no longer sticky, about 5 minutes. Let it sit for about 15 minutes.

    2. Wash and dry 3–4 green onions (about 1/3 cup). Use kitchen scissors to cut the onions into little pieces. Mix the green onions into the dough.

    3. Cut the dough into four pieces. Roll each piece into a long rope. Wrap the rope into a spiral. Sprinkle flour on the counter and on a rolling pin and roll the dough thin and flat.

    4. With an adult’s help, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan. Fry each side of the pancake for about 1 minute, or until the sides are browned. These are best served right away, so eat up!

    Respecting Heavenly Father and Jesus

    We need to respect Heavenly Father’s children, and we need to respect Heavenly Father and Jesus too.

    • Use Their names reverently.

    • Listen to Their teachings and do what They ask.

    • Be thankful for everything They have given us.

    • Be reverent when we are at church.

    • Treat everyone kindly, like They would.

    Bonus Treat

    Try this treat for FHE this month! Be sure to get an adult’s help.

    Mix 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, and 1 egg. Roll into one-inch (3-cm) balls and gently flatten with a fork. Bake at 350ºF (180ºC) for 8–10 minutes.

    Thanks to Caleb B. from Texas for sending in this recipe!

    More FHE Ideas

    Look for these pictures in the magazine to find the stories and articles they go with! (Find the page numbers below.)

    Idea 1: Read “The Sparkly Sticker.” How did Emily choose the right? Come up with ways she could be nice to James. Then help finish the poem on the “CTR Fun” page!

    Idea 2: Read the new endings for the story “A Gift for Lane.” Write your own ending to the story as a family, or write a new ending to a story from this month’s magazine!

    Idea 3: Read about family history in “Following Faithful Examples” and “I Can Do Family History.” Share a family story, and make sure it’s written down.

    • Idea 1: 20, 24; Idea 2: 18; Idea 3: 13, 14