Family Night Fun

“Family Night Fun,” Friend, October 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 2017/10 Oct

Illustrations by Bradley Clark

Wrapped in Comfort

The Holy Ghost is sometimes called the Comforter. Read “Sarah and the MRI” on page 4. When Sarah was comforted by the Holy Ghost, she felt like she was being wrapped in a blanket. How else can the Holy Ghost help you? Do this activity with your family! (You could all wear blankets for this lesson!)

  1. Draw a picture of yourself lying down.

  2. Cut several strips of paper. Write a different way the Holy Ghost can help you on each one. (Hint: Read John 14:26, Moroni 8:26, Moroni 10:5, and D&C 42:17.)

  3. Weave the papers together to make a blanket. Glue the blanket over the drawing of yourself.

Apples in a Blanket

Make these tasty edible blankets with your family! Be sure to get an adult’s help.

apples, sliced

1 can of refrigerated crescent-roll dough


butter, melted

  1. Separate the dough into triangles. Arrange the triangles in pairs to make rectangles.

  2. Brush each rectangle with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.

  3. Layer two or three apple slices on the top half of a rectangle. Fold the dough up from the bottom to mostly cover the apples.

  4. Seal the edges and brush the folded dough with butter. Sprinkle with more cinnamon-sugar.

  5. Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Preparing for a Priesthood Blessing

Here are some tips to help you feel the Holy Ghost when you get a priesthood blessing.

  • Turn off electronics so you won’t be distracted.

  • Say a prayer before you receive your blessing to help you clear your mind and focus on the Spirit.

  • Listen carefully to the words of the blessing. How do they make you feel?

Bonus Treat

Put 3/4 cup peanut butter and 1/2 cup honey in a pan. Cook and stir over medium heat until smooth (get an adult’s help). Remove from heat and mix in 3 cups oats or a favorite cold cereal. Spread the mixture in a square pan and refrigerate until firm.

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: Get ready for general conference by reading “A Friendly Primary Visitor.” Draw a control tower and write down one thing the prophet has asked us to do.

Idea 2: Read “Ashlyn’s Family Tree” together. Then draw your own family tree. Who is next to you on your tree? You can also read “Finding Lydia” and tell a story from your family history!

Idea 3: What temple do you live closest to? Farthest from? Read “From Paris to Sapporo.” Draw a picture of the temple to remind you to prepare to enter the temple someday.