Family Night Fun
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“Family Night Fun,” Friend, July 2019

Family Night Fun

Here are some ideas you could use for home evening.

Friend Magazine, 2019/07 Jul

Activity Illustration by Violet Lemay; cake illustration by Adobe Stock and Mark Robison

Song: “Called to Serve” (Children’s Songbook, 174–75)

Scripture: Acts 20:35


  • Part of being Christian is helping others, like Jesus would (see pages 24–25). Create a family helping plan together!

  • First, get a large piece of paper or poster board.

  • Next, draw pictures or cut pictures out of magazines to show ways your family can help others.

  • Have each family member make a goal to help others this week. Write the goals somewhere on the board.

  • Display your family plan where you can see it this week. (See *CFM, page 116.)

Helping-Hands Cake

Have different family members do different steps so everyone is helping.

  1. Whisk together a small package of instant pudding and 1 1/2 cups milk. Stir in a cup of whipped topping.

  2. Place graham crackers in the bottom of a baking dish. Add a layer of pudding, then another layer of crackers, and another layer of pudding. Each time you add a layer, read a goal from your family helping plan. Repeat until you are out of graham crackers and pudding.

  3. Keep in the freezer until you’re ready to serve. Cover with the rest of the whipped topping and add fruit on top. Cut in slices and enjoy!

More Ideas

  • Read “Friends and Other Faiths” (page 21). Talk about how it’s important to respect people who are different from us. (See *CFM, page 111.)

  • Use page 7 to talk about women in the Bible. (See *CFM, page 108.) Follow up with the family helping plan you created. How did it go? Consider setting new goals this week.

  • Read “Score One for Honesty” (page 36) and talk about why it’s important to be honest. You could even act out the story—outside! (See *CFM, page 104.)

* Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families