Family Home Evening Ideas

    “Family Home Evening Ideas,” Ensign, January 2016, 3

    Family Home Evening Ideas

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

    scriptures and image of Christ

    “The Converting Power of the Book of Mormon,” page 52: In this article Elder Hamilton compares the converting power of the Book of Mormon to a game of dominoes. Consider using a set of dominoes or gathering items from around your home to use as dominoes. Have family members set them up in a line and then push the first one over. Discuss how the Book of Mormon is central to the message of the Church and how it is like the first domino: once we know for ourselves that the Book of Mormon is true, all of the other truths of the Restoration fall into place, just like the other dominoes. You might want to share one of the stories from the article and then invite family members to share their testimonies of the Book of Mormon.

    family discussing the scriptures

    Come, Follow Me: Teaching the Basics at Home,” page 56: This article has teaching and learning ideas for six topics. You might use the idea for January’s youth topic, the Godhead, in a family home evening. You could also review as a family the learning methods described in the article and discuss which ones have been particularly helpful for your family. You might invite family members to use these methods to prepare future family home evening lessons based on the gospel topics in this article.