Family Home Evening Ideas

“Family Home Evening Ideas,” Friend, Apr. 1999, 5

Family Home Evening Ideas

If your parents ask you to help plan a family home evening, you may want to use an idea from the Friend. Here are some ideas in this issue that you may like (look for the FHE symbol on the [original magazine] pages mentioned):

  1. Read President Boyd K. Packer’s “Washed Clean” (IFC). Ask a parent to explain how you can repent when you have done something wrong. Then tell the story “Parable of the Ketchup” (pages 32–34).

  2. During the week, ask a brother or sister to memorize the poem “The Sacrament” (page 19). Using the flannelboard figures, tell the story of the Savior’s death and resurrection (pages 38–39). Then have your brother or sister recite the poem. Talk about how the sacrament reminds us of Jesus Christ and how we have promised to follow Him.

  3. Hold up the picture of Jesus Christ on the cover and read the scripture on the back cover. Tell the story “My Old Friend Shepherd” (pages 20–22). Tell every family member that they, too, will be resurrected.

  4. Tell the story “Moroni and the Chocolate Chip Cookies” (pages 2–5). Look up the scriptures mentioned in the story. Talk about how important it is for us to not judge and to forgive. Discuss how this can work in your family.

  5. Teach the song “Beautiful Savior” (pages 14–15) to your family. Talk about what you will do this week to try to be like Him. Read “Floating Money” (pages 48–IBC) as an example.

  6. Do the activity about the Savior (pages 12–13), or do the General Conference Activity (pages 24–25) in preparation for listening to conference.

  7. Make the “Easter Sheet Cake” and “Frosting” (page 27) for refreshments.