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

Family Night Fun

Here are some ideas you could use for home evening.

Friend Magazine, 2019/08 Aug

Illustrations by Thomas S. Child, Elizabet Vukovic, and Sheyda Abvabi

Song: “Faith” (Children’s Songbook, 96–97)

Scripture: Romans 1:16–17


The Apostle Paul was not ashamed of the gospel. We can have faith in Jesus Christ like Paul did. We can stand up for Jesus and follow His teachings. We can walk with Jesus along the path to eternal life.

  • Use a string to mark a path through your home.

  • Along the path, place objects that represent how you show and grow your faith in Jesus Christ. Ideas include scriptures, a picture of baptism, Sunday clothes, a piece of bread to represent the sacrament, a temple recommend, a hymnbook, etc.

  • With your family, walk along the path and pick up each object. How does it help you show your faith in Jesus Christ? How can it help your faith continue to grow? (See Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families, page 124.)

Graham-Cracker Temples

Use graham crackers and icing to make model temples! While you build, you could talk about how our bodies are like temples (see the first idea below). To make the icing:

  1. Combine 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 teaspoons milk, and 2 teaspoons corn syrup. Mix until smooth.

  2. If icing is too thick, add a little water. If it’s too thin, add more powdered sugar.

  3. Put the icing into a plastic bag and cut the tip of a corner off to make a squeezable icing bag.

  4. Use the icing like glue to stick the graham crackers into temple shapes.

More Ideas

  • Play “Your Body Is a Temple” (page 24). Make graham-cracker temples and talk about how we can keep our bodies clean, healthy, and safe. (See Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families, page 131.)

  • Read “Practicing Faith” (page 4). Bounce a ball to someone and ask them to say one thing they can do to help their faith grow. Then they bounce it to someone else. (See Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families, page 123.)

  • Read “The Hard Move” (page 11). What’s a hard thing you’ve had to do? Romans 8:18 promises that God has wonderful things in store for us. (See Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families, page 127.)