“Family Night Fun,” Friend, December 2017
Read “A Sister’s Gift” on page 4. With your family, talk about what makes a gift special. Then try this activity!
Use a bowl to trace four circles. Cut them out.
Glue the circles together so they meet in the middle.
Fold each circle down where the edges meet.
Tuck the edges under each other to close the package.
You can write a gift you want to give Jesus, like being kind, and put it in your gift box to remember!
You’ve been given lots of gifts. Some are from your family or friends, and some are from Heavenly Father. What are the best gifts you’ve received? Here are a few ideas. Fill out the rest!
your talents: _____________________________
a favorite toy: __________________________
Make gingerbread people with your family! Use icing to draw a heart on each one so you can remember to share your love this Christmas. Be sure to get an adult’s help.
1/2 cup softened butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cloves
In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Mix in the molasses and eggs.
In a separate bowl, stir the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices together. Add it to the first bowl a little at a time, mixing well.
Divide the dough in half and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least two hours.
On a floured surface, roll out the dough until it’s about 1/4 inch (1 cm) thick. Cut the dough in the shape of people.
Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 6–8 minutes. Let the cookies cool. Decorate and enjoy!
Try this treat for FHE! Be sure to get an adult’s help.
Put thick banana slices, strawberry halves, and pineapple on a skewer to make a snowman! Use chopped raisins and pieces of carrot to decorate.
Look for these pictures in the magazine to find the stories and articles they go with! (Find the page numbers below.)
Idea 1: Read “Gabriel’s Cello.” Talk about what talents you have to make people smile. How can you help someone this Christmas?