Family Night Fun: It’s OK to Make Mistakes
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“Family Night Fun: It’s OK to Make Mistakes,” Friend, Jan. 2016, 6–7

Family Night Fun

Here are some family home evening ideas from this month’s magazine. What other ideas can you come up with?

Lots-to-Like List

Read the story “Lots to Like” on page 4. When we remember the good things about ourselves and others,it can help us be patient and learn from mistakes.

  1. Have everyone sit in a circle.

  2. Give everyone a sheet of paper and have them write their name at the top. Then have them write or draw something they like about themselves.

  3. Pass the papers to the right and have the next person write or draw something they like about the person whose name is at the top.

  4. Keep passing and writing until the lists make it all the way around. Take turns reading your lists out loud!

It’s OK to Make Mistakes

When you or someone else messes up, here are some things to remember:

  • Heavenly Father and Jesus love you no matter what. They don’t expect us to be perfect now.

  • Making a mistake doesn’t make you a bad person.

  • We can love people even if we don’t love what they do.

  • Instead of focusing on what you did wrong, focus on what you learned and can do better. Repenting and trying again helps us grow.

Try-Again Treats

When you make pancakes, the first few probably won’t turn out great. That’s OK. You just adjust the heat, add more milk if the batter is too thick, and keep cooking. Soon you’ll be making great pancakes! Be sure to get an adult’s help.

2 cups flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon baking powder

2 eggs

1/4 cup butter, melted

1 3/4 cups milk

  1. Mix the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.

  2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and stir in the butter and milk. Slowly stir it into the flour mixture. Let the batter sit for 10 minutes before using.

  3. Heat a pan on medium heat and lightly coat with oil. Pour 1/4 cup of batter in the hot pan and cook until the top bubbles. Flip and cook until the other side is golden brown.

  4. Cook all the batter, and serve the pancakes with your favorite toppings.

More FHE Ideas

Look for these pictures in the magazines to find the stories and articles they go with! (Find the page numbers below.)

Tasty Treats

  • Mix plain yogurt with honey and cinnamon. Use as a dip for strawberries, grapes, or apple and banana slices.

  • Mix fresh-popped popcorn with coconut flakes and chocolate chips.

  • Wrap pretzel sticks with turkey slices and serve with mustard for dipping.

  • Idea 1: pages 2, 14; Idea 2: 24; Idea 3: 11, 22