Family Home Evening Ideas
July 2017

“Family Home Evening Ideas,” Ensign, July 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 singing hymns

“Playing the Most Important Part,” page 18. You might start off the family home evening singing “Choose the Right” (Hymns, no. 239). Turning to the article, retell the author’s story about choosing to not participate in a questionable play. You could then role-play choose-the-right situations with your family. For example, what would you do if you were tempted to cheat on a test or exclude someone from an activity? Personalize the circumstances to match your family situation. If you have teens, consider watching and discussing the video “Leave the Party” (lds.org/go/leaveE717).

“Christlike Attributes: Kindness,” page 54: Consider asking family members to come to family home evening prepared to share a time when someone showed kindness to them and how it made them feel. Share one of the stories about kindness related in the article. You could then read together the “Looking Inside” and “Looking Outside” lists included with the article, inviting family members to select one or two ideas to work on. Encourage them to share their experiences at a future family home evening. You might want to conclude by singing “A Special Gift Is Kindness” or “Kindness Begins with Me” (Children’s Songbook, 145).