My Family Night Fun

“My Family Night Fun,” Friend, February 2020

My Family Night Fun

These ideas go along with Come, Follow Me—for Individuals and Families each week.

Friend Magazine, 2020/02 Feb

Illustrations by Katy Dockrill

Boats Afloat!

For 1 Nephi 16–22

  • Sing “Nephi’s Courage” (Children’s Songbook, 120–21).

  • Act out the story of Nephi building a boat. You can use the script on page 25. How can you do hard things like Nephi did?

  • Want to build a boat like Nephi? Try the ideas on pages 24–25.

  • You could also make a boat you can eat! (See “Treat Time.”)

Pretend Plates

For 2 Nephi 1–5

  • Sing “Praise to the Man” (Hymns, no. 27, verse one).

  • Prophets long ago knew that a man named Joseph would translate the scriptures (see 2 Nephi 3:7, 15). They wrote about him on the gold plates. Can you imagine how Joseph Smith felt when he translated those words?

  • Make your own metal plates! Wrap heavy aluminum foil around a piece of cardboard and tape it in place. Use a matchstick and press gently to write on your “plates.”

Jesus Loves You!

For 2 Nephi 6–10

  • Sing “I Feel My Savior’s Love” (Children’s Songbook, 74–75).

  • The prophet Jacob taught his people about how Jesus would help them. Because of Jesus we can “cheer up [our] hearts” (2 Nephi 10:23).

  • Play the matching game on page 8 to learn about how Jesus blesses our lives. How does Jesus help your family?

Picture the Temple

For 2 Nephi 11–25

  • Sing “I Love to See the Temple” (Children’s Songbook, 95).

  • Prophets said long ago that one day there would be a temple many people would visit (see 2 Nephi 12:2–3). Now there are temples all around the world!

Learning Little by Little

For 2 Nephi 26–30

Sing “Do As I’m Doing” (Children’s Songbook, 276).

  • God helps us learn about Him little by little (see 2 Nephi 28:30). He doesn’t expect us to know everything at once.

  • Sit in a circle to play this game. The first person says, “I’m going to church, and I’m going to bring ______.” The next person repeats what the first person said and adds their own item at the end. Continue going around the circle, repeating all the items and adding more one by one. Can you remember them all?

Treat Time

Banana Boats

Cut unpeeled bananas lengthwise about 1 inch (2.5 cm) deep, leaving 1/2 inch (1 cm) uncut at each of the ends. Stuff the slit bananas with mini marshmallows and chocolate chips. Then wrap in foil and place them on a baking sheet. Bake at 350°F (180°C) for about 10 minutes.

Grape Bites

Stick toothpicks into individual grapes and dip them in yogurt. If you want, dip them in a topping, like shredded coconut or nuts. Place grapes on a plate and freeze for about 2 hours.

Cowboy Salsa

Mix 1 can corn (drained), 1 can pinto beans (drained), 2 chopped tomatoes, 1 chopped avocado, and 1/4 cup Italian dressing. Serve with chips for dipping.