Family Home Evening Ideas
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“Family Home Evening Ideas,” Ensign, June 2017

Family Home Evening Ideas

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

Family Life

Self-Reliance and Gospel Learning,” page 14. To illustrate the importance of gaining your own spiritual light, consider this activity. Turn off the lights and ask family members to draw a picture. Have someone with a flashlight or candle use it only for their own picture. After a few minutes, turn the lights back on. Talk about the difference in being able to complete the task and then discuss the principles found in the article.

The First Vision: Key to Truth,” page 60: Consider selecting a family member to tell about a life experience. Have him or her tell the story several times, but each time have the storyteller pretend to address a different audience (such as a five-year-old, a grandparent, a teacher, or a friend). Then discuss how the retellings were different and how they were the same. Compare this activity to how Joseph Smith gave different accounts of the First Vision as described in Elder Maynes’s article. Talk about how the different First Vision accounts work together to give a clearer picture of Joseph’s experience.