Family Night Fun: Friendship
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“Family Night Fun: Friendship,” Friend, February 2017

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, 2017/02 Feb

Finding Friends

Read “Friendship Brownies” on page 4. There are always people who may be missing or left out. We can find them and show we love them!

  1. Read Luke 15:3–6. Talk about how every person is important to Jesus. We can serve Him by “finding the lost sheep,” or helping people who are lonely or left out.

  2. Draw some sheep on a poster board. Is there anyone in your family, Primary, or group of friends who is feeling lonely? Write one of those names on each sheep.

  3. Pick one “sheep” to look out for this week. Talk together about what you can do as a family to help them and show you love them. Make a plan!

New Friends!

Here are some ideas to help someone who is sad or lonely:

  • Be a good listener. Find out what they like to talk about.

  • Be a friend. Find out what you have in common and what you can learn from them.

  • Watch to see what someone needs, and then ask if you can do it for them.

Brownie Hearts

Make your own friendship brownies! Be sure to get an adult’s help.

2 eggs

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup flour

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

heart-shaped cookie cutter (optional)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

  2. Mix the eggs, butter, sugar, and vanilla. Stir in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.

  3. Pour into a greased 9x9-inch (23x23-cm) pan, and bake for 20–25 minutes. The brownies are done when you stick a toothpick in the middle and it comes out clean.

  4. Cut out heart shapes like the pattern below (or use a cookie cutter if you have one), and share the brownie love with your family and friends!

Bonus Treat

Try this tasty treat for FHE this month! Be sure to get an adult’s help.

Spread cream cheese or chocolate-hazelnut spread on slices of toast. Top with strawberries, bananas, or other fruit. Enjoy!

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 “Obedience Helps Us Be Happy.” Solve the code, and make a list of ways you can obey this week.

Idea 2: Use the Church history figures to tell the story “Golden Plates to Book of Mormon.” Move Joseph Smith and the golden plates around the path as you read. Where should Oliver Cowdery and the quill go on the path?

Idea 3: Read Matt and Mandy. What did they decide at their family council? Use the ideas on “I Can Be a Peacemaker When I …” to come up with ways to solve problems your family might have.

  • Idea 1: 20; Idea 2: 28, 24; Idea 3: 30, 34