Family Night Fun

    “Family Night Fun,” Friend, May 2019

    Family Night Fun

    Here are some ideas you could use for home evening.

    colored-cupcake recipe

    The Lost Lamb, by Del Parson

    Song: “I’m Trying to Be like Jesus” (Children’s Songbook, 78–79)

    Scripture: Mark 10:13–16


    1. Before home evening, put a picture of Jesus on one side of the room. (You could use the picture on page 69 of *CFM.) Then sit on the other side of the room and read “Jesus Blesses the Children” on page FJ4. How can we “come unto Jesus” like in the story?

    2. Have everyone stand up and take turns saying what they can do to come unto Jesus by following Him.

    3. With each idea, take a step toward the picture of Christ. Keep helping each other think of good things until everyone is with Jesus together! Then talk about what it means that Jesus is the Good Shepherd. (See *CFM, page 66.)

    Color Cupcakes

    This treat goes along with the idea below for page 8.

    1. Prepare a white or yellow cake mix using the directions on the box. Divide the batter into 2 or 3 bowls. Stir a few drops of a different food coloring into each bowl.

    2. Spray or line a muffin tin. Scoop the different batters into each cup until they are 2/3 full. Bake according to instructions, and set aside to cool.

    3. Divide and color the frosting in the same way. Put each color into a small plastic bag. Cut one corner of each bag and squeeze the frosting onto the cupcakes. What color combinations can you come up with?

    More Ideas

    • Read Matthew 22:34–40. Then read “The Red Cupcake” (page 8). How did the boy in the story follow the two great commandments? How can you follow them? (See *CFM, page 79.) Then try the recipe above.

    • Look through the general conference section (pages 2–7) at the beginning of the magazine, and make a family goal to do something our leaders invited us to do.

    • Read Matthew 25:34–40. Then read the story on page 12. Make plans to serve someone as a family. (See *CFM, page 83.)