My Family Night Fun

“My Family Night Fun,” Friend, March 2020

My Family Night Fun

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

Friend Magazine, 2020/03 Mar

Illustrations by Katy Dockrill

Prayer Power

For 2 Nephi 31–33

  • Sing “I Pray in Faith” (Children’s Songbook, 14).

  • Heavenly Father wants us to pray to Him. Read “Praying for Uncle Dan” (page FJ8).

  • Think of someone who could use your prayers. Remember to pray for them with your family and in your own prayers. You could also decorate a card or send a message to let them know you care. What else could you do to help them?

Building Blocks of Faith

For Jacob 1–4

  • Sing “The Wise Man and the Foolish Man” (Children’s Songbook, 281, or page 9).

  • The prophet Jacob taught that God can help us make our faith “unshaken” (Jacob 4:6–7). What’s one thing you can do to help your faith grow strong?

  • Now build a tower out of blocks or other things at home. How strong can you make it?

Fruit Fun

For Jacob 5–7

  • Sing “Dare to Do Right” (Children’s Songbook, 158).

  • The prophet Jacob taught about missionary work by telling a story about trees. He compared sharing the gospel to helping trees grow good fruit (see Jacob 5).

  • Cut out paper fruit in different colors. Have everyone write one way they can share the gospel. You could even make a tasty fruit treat for dessert (see Treat Time)!

Scripture Story Pop-up

For Enos–Words of Mormon

  • Sing “A Child’s Prayer” (Children’s Songbook, 12–13).

  • Learn about Enos! Read his story on page FJ4 or in Enos 1:1–12.

  • Do the craft on pages 24–25 to make a scripture scene of his story. You could also use these pages to talk about how to pray.

Treat Time

Apple Nachos

Arrange apple slices on a plate and drizzle caramel and melted chocolate on top. Add toppings like chocolate chips, crushed graham crackers, or sprinkles.

Sweet-Potato Fries

Peel 2 large sweet potatoes and cut them into strips. Place strips on cookie sheet and drizzle 2 tablespoons olive oil on top. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bake at 450°F (230°C) for 25 minutes, stirring fries occasionally.

Cocoa Bean Dip

Strain and rinse well 1 16-oz can black beans (about 450 g). Blend until smooth with 1 tablespoon water, 1/3 cup honey, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, and 2 teaspoons coconut oil (optional). Serve with crackers, strawberries, or apple slices for dipping.