Family Night Fun: Sharing Love
January 2017

“Family Night Fun: Sharing Love,” Friend, January 2017

Family Night Fun

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

Family Night Fun

The Best Kind of Gift

Read “An Extra-Special Present” on page 4. Gifts don’t have to cost money. You can give a letter, kind words, or a helping hand. Love is a gift we can share with everyone!

  1. Have everyone make a paper heart. (Tip: fold a piece of paper in half and draw half a heart along the fold. Cut out the shape and unfold it.)

  2. Think of a way you’ve followed Jesus by being kind and showing love. Write it on the heart.

  3. Go around the circle and read what you wrote.

  4. Send your hearts to the Friend! Go to page 39 to see how.

  5. You could make and write on more hearts, then tape them together like a chain. How long can you make it? Or you could write a nice note on a heart for someone!

So many ways to show love!

How can you show someone you care? Here are a few ideas.

  • Do something nice. Help them with homework or chores.

  • Make a homemade gift.

  • Say it! Tell them you love them or give them a nice note.

  • A hug can show love. So can a high five or a friendly wave.

  • Give your time. Play games or read stories in the Friend together!

Strawberry Hearts

Make this heart-shaped treat to remind you to fill the world with love! Be sure to get an adult’s help.


chocolate chips

  1. Wash the strawberries and pull off the stems.

  2. Cut each strawberry in half through the stem and place the halves cut-side down. Then cut a small triangle out of the top. This will make a heart shape.

  3. Microwave the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl until melted, stirring every 20 seconds.

  4. Use a fork or toothpick to dip the strawberries in the chocolate.

  5. Place the strawberries on waxed paper and put them in the fridge until the chocolate hardens.

Bonus Treat

Try these granola cookies for FHE this month! Be sure to get an adult’s help.

Mash 4 large bananas and mix with 1 cup quick or old-fashioned oats. Stir in nuts and dried fruit (optional). Use spoons to scoop onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350ºF (180ºC) for 15 minutes. Cool before eating.

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 “Time for Addison.” How can your family show love for each other? Read the CTR Challenge card, and pick a challenge to do this week.

Idea 2: Start your Church History reading challenge! Hang it somewhere you’ll see it a lot. Then read the first week’s scripture. Use this month’s figures to learn about Joseph Smith’s family.

Idea 3: Read “Answers from an Apostle” and “Goats on the Run.” Think of a time your prayer was answered quickly. Think of a time when it wasn’t. Remember that Heavenly Father loves you and always hears your prayers.

  • Idea 1: 8; Idea 2: 24, 29; Idea 3: 12, 22