“Family Night Fun,” Friend, June 2016, 6–7
Read the story “Buckets of Mud” (page 4). When we serve others, we love them as Jesus would love them.
Write everyone’s names on separate pieces of paper. Drop them in a bucket or other container.
Have everyone pull another person’s name out of the bucket. Don’t show anyone!
Think of ways you can serve that person every day for the next week.
Draw or write down each act of service you do and drop it in the bucket each day.
Next family home evening, read through all the nice things your family did for each other! You could even guess who did each thing as you pull the papers out.
You can make your own buckets of mud. But you can eat this mud! Be sure to get an adult’s help.
1 package (3.9 oz or 110 g) chocolate instant pudding
2 cups cold milk
10 chocolate cookies, crushed
Beat the pudding mix and milk in a large bowl for 2 minutes. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
Stir in half of the crushed cookies.
Divide the pudding between cups.
Top with the remaining cookie crumbs.
Refrigerate for one hour. Top with gummy worms just before serving!
Try these for FHE this month!
Cut pitas into triangles and sprinkle with olive oil, salt, and garlic powder. Bake at 400ºF (200ºC) until golden.
Put half-and-half and a bit of sugar on sliced strawberries or bananas.
Mix blueberries with vanilla yogurt and a dash of cinnamon. Spoon onto waxed paper and freeze for 1 hour.
Here are some more FHE ideas. Look for these pictures in the magazine to find the stories and articles they go with! (Find the page numbers below.)
Idea 1: Plan your own family sleepover party! Read “A Party for Princess Libby.” You could build a fort, pop popcorn, and play games.
Idea 3: Read “The Whole Armor of God” and make your own armor. (We’d love to see a photo!) What can you do every day to keep your spirit safe and happy?