Family Night Fun: Friends and Missionaries

“Family Night Fun: Friends and Missionaries,” Friend, July 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?

Friend Magazine, 2016/07 Jul

Mini MTC

Read “Mini Missionaries” on page 4. You can create your own Missionary Training Center, just like Sam and Lindsay! Here are some ideas:

  • Make your own missionary name badges.

  • Try some things that Sam and Lindsay did, like language study or service.

  • Make your own daily planners like missionaries use. Then follow the schedule!

  • Create a family mission plan. Talk about how your family can share the gospel.

  • Invite the missionaries over for dinner. Ask how your family can help them.

  • Send a package or letter to a missionary.

Tracting Trail Mixes

Missionaries need to stay healthy so they can help others. Here’s a healthy snack to try. Be sure to get an adult’s help.

Try some of these combinations. Or invent your own!

  • Peanuts, raisins, and small chocolate candies

  • Almonds, dried cherries, chocolate chips, sea salt, and cinnamon

  • Macadamia nuts, white chocolate chips, dried pineapple, and coconut flakes

  • Banana chips, peanut butter chips, peanuts, cashews, and chocolate chips

Tasty Treats

Try these for FHE this month!

  • Drizzle orange slices with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon.

  • Top tomato or zucchini slices with salt, pepper, and cheese. Broil until cheese is bubbly.

  • Put blended fruit or fruit juice in small cups and put a craft stick in the middle. Put in the freezer until frozen.

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: Read “The Ducks’ New Clothes,” and ask a grandparent to share a childhood story. What are some of your favorite family stories?

Idea 2: Read “Clarence vs. the Champion.” How have you been blessed by keeping the Word of Wisdom? Help make a healthy meal or snack for your family to enjoy!

Idea 3: This life is our time to learn and grow from our experiences. Play the game “Your Path to Heavenly Father” and talk about what you learned.