Family Night Fun

“Family Night Fun,” Friend, April 2019

Family Night Fun

Here are some ideas you could use for home evening.

Friend Magazine, 2019/04 Apr

Illustrations by Melissa Manwill; nest by Thomas S. Child

Song: “Did Jesus Really Live Again?” (Children’s Songbook, 64)

Scripture: Matthew 28:1–10


  1. As a family, look through this month’s Friend. Point to all of the pictures that remind you of Easter. How many pictures of Jesus can you find?

  2. Talk about why Easter is important. (The activity on page 24, the story on page 26, or the story about Easter in Friend Junior might help!)

  3. Decide how your family can make Easter special this year. What can you do to remember Jesus? (See also *CFM, pages 58–60.)

No-Bake Nests

This treat goes along with the story on page FJ8! See the idea below.

  1. Grease a muffin tin with cooking spray.

  2. Melt 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1 cup butterscotch chips in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds.

  3. Add 1 cup creamy peanut butter and mix well.

  4. Stir in 2 cups crispy chow mein noodles.

  5. Scoop the mixture into each muffin cup and shape into a nest.

  6. Cool in the refrigerator until hardened, about 1 hour.

  7. Fill each “nest” with a few candy eggs.

More Ideas

  • Read “Waiting for a Blue Egg” (page FJ8) and talk about what good things members of your family are waiting for. You could make the no-bake nests too!

  • Put on an Easter presentation using the script on pages 24–25. (See *CFM, pages 58–60.)

  • Read 1 Peter 1:3. Then read the story on page 26. How does Jesus Christ’s Resurrection help you feel a “lively hope”? Think of a way you can share that hope with someone else. (See *CFM, pages 59–60.)

* Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families