My Family Night Fun
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    “My Family Night Fun,” Friend, May 2020

    My Family Night Fun

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

    Friend Magazine, 2020/05 May

    Illustrations by Katy Dockrill

    Signs and Safety

    For Mosiah 11–17

    • Sing “I Will Be Valiant” (Children’s Songbook, 162).

    • Print or draw some road signs that help you stay safe, like stop signs, speed limits, and other warnings. Take turns holding up the signs and having people follow them in pretend cars! What would driving be like without those signs?

    • Abinadi taught about the Ten Commandments (see Mosiah 13:12–24). How does following the commandments keep you safe and happy?

    Care-Package Delivery Service

    For Mosiah 18–24

    • Sing “Baptism” (Children’s Songbook, 100–101).

    • At the waters of Mormon, Alma taught about our baptism covenants. He said that when we are baptized, we promise to “comfort those that stand in need of comfort” (Mosiah 18:9).

    • Read “Doing What Jesus Would Do” on page 20. Call or visit someone who needs extra love. You could use the ideas at the bottom of page 20 to make a care package for them!

    Family Love Notes

    For Mosiah 25–28

    • Sing “Help Me, Dear Father” (Children’s Songbook, 99).

    • The Book of Mormon teaches us to repent and forgive others (see Mosiah 26:30–31).

    • Read “Sister Squabble” on page 12. Then cut out paper hearts and make love notes for your family members. Hide them where your family will find them throughout the week!

    Let’s Talk Testimony

    For Mosiah 29–Alma 4

    • Sing “Testimony” (Hymns, no. 137).

    • Alma had faith that sharing his testimony would help others (see Alma 4:19). Sharing your testimony means sharing what you believe is true.

    • Have a family testimony meeting and take turns sharing what you believe.

    Treat Time

    Apple Nachos

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

    Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Combine 1 mashed banana, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, 1/3 cup softened butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Then add 1 cup flour and 1 teaspoon baking powder and mix. Spoon dough into small balls and place on greased cookie sheet. (Makes about a dozen.) Bake at 400°F (200°C) for 10 minutes.

    Taco Dip

    Combine 12 oz (340 g) softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup salsa, and 1 tablespoon taco seasoning and mix well. Spread mixture in baking dish. Top with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, and olives. Use tortilla chips for dipping.