Family Home Evening Ideas
April 2017

“Family Home Evening Ideas,” Ensign, April 2017

Family Home Evening Ideas

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

Discipleship, page 47. What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? After reading this poem as a family, you might discuss ways you can be disciples of Jesus Christ. You might think of ideas to draw closer to the Savior, like finding opportunities to serve refugees in your community, learning about the Savior’s life during scripture study, babysitting for a couple so that they can attend the temple, or reaching out to a friend in need. You could also watch the new Easter video, “Prince of Peace,” found at mormon.org/easter and ponder the importance of Christ and His Resurrection in our lives (see the poster on page 40).

The Old Family Album: The Power of Family Stories,” page 56. Before family home evening, consider preparing a few stories about your ancestors or about significant events from your immediate family members’ lives. Together read the story on page 56 about the grandfather who danced at his own funeral. Split into two or more groups, and give each group one of the prepared family history stories. Have each group prepare a short skit based on the story, and then perform for each other. Discuss how these stories can continue to influence the lives of your family. Visit FamilySearch.org to learn how to attach memories and stories to people in your family tree.