Family Home Evening Ideas

    “Family Home Evening Ideas,” Liahona, Sept. 2008, inside front cover–1

    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.

    “Strengthen Faith as You Seek Knowledge,” p. 10: Make a treat for family home evening as you learn from this article. Assign each family member one ingredient from the recipe. Discuss the importance of each ingredient and how it not only makes the recipe better but is essential to it. As you make the treat, discuss how each of the five principles in this article is important and can improve our lives.

    “The Power of Diligent Learning,” p. 16: Read the four points that Elder Jay E. Jensen learned from President Boyd K. Packer. Discuss ways each idea can help you be a better learner. Invite family members to make a goal to use these ideas to become better learners.

    “From Generation to Generation,” p. 44: Write the following on pieces of paper, and put them in a bowl: 1 Nephi 8:12–18; 1 Nephi 10:17; 1 Nephi 15:6–11; Mosiah 17:1–4; Mosiah 18:1–3. Pass the bowl to a family member, and have him or her take a paper and read the scripture aloud. Continue until all have been read. Ask what these scriptures have in common. Discuss the importance of passing the gospel from one generation to another.

    “My Brother and the Puppy,” p. F12: Give each family member a picture of a puppy. Read the story about the dog, having your family listen for the person the dog was loyal to and why. Discuss ways to remain loyal in your own family. In the coming week, when a family member does something kind, place his or her picture of the puppy where the good act occurred. Draw attention to these events in a future family home evening.