My Family Night Fun

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“My Family Night Fun,” Friend, August 2020

My Family Night Fun

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

Friend Magazine, 2020/08 Aug

Illustrations by Katy Dockrill

Fly Your Flag

For Alma 43–52

  • Sing “Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth” (Hymns, no. 298).

  • Captain Moroni made a flag out of his coat to remind his army that they were fighting for their families, their faith, and their freedom (see Alma 46:12). This flag was called the title of liberty.

  • Make your own flag! On a piece of paper, draw pictures of what’s important to you and your family. Hang it up as a reminder.

Stripling Warrior Challenge

For Alma 53–63

  • Sing “We’ll Bring the World His Truth” (Children’s Songbook, 172–73).

  • Learn about the army of Helaman! You can read the story in Alma 56–57, or on page FJ4.

  • Now use page 8 to do a stripling-warrior challenge! What other challenges can you come up with?

Blow That House Down

For Helaman 1–6

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

  • The prophet Helaman taught that we need to build our foundation on Jesus Christ. That way when the storms of life come, we can stand strong. (See Helaman 5:12.)

  • Now build two different kinds of houses, one out of paper or cards and the other with building blocks.

  • Next blow on both houses as hard as you can. Do both houses stand strong against the wind? How does building your life on Jesus Christ make you strong?

Memory Quest

For Helaman 7–12

  • Sing “Follow the Prophet” (Children’s Songbook, 110–11).

  • Sometimes the Nephites forgot to “remember the Lord” and obey His commandments (see Helaman 12:5). How does remembering Jesus help you do what’s right?

  • Now play a game about remembering! Put 10 objects in a pile. Have one person look at the pile and try to remember all the objects and then leave the room. Have several people take away one object from the pile. When the person comes back, they guess what’s missing.

Treat Time!

Ice-Cream Cookie Pie

Crush 20 chocolate sandwich cookies into crumbs. Mix crumbs with 3/4 stick melted butter and press into the bottom of a pie dish. Spread 1 1/2-quart (1.4-L) softened ice cream on top, then drizzle with 1 cup melted chocolate. Freeze pie for 4 hours.

PB&J Sushi Rolls

Remove crusts from a slice of bread and roll it flat with a rolling pin or cup. Spread with peanut butter (or other nut butter) and jelly and roll tightly. Cut into 2-inch (5-cm) pieces and enjoy!

Potato Chips

Peel and cut several potatoes into thin slices. Toss with oil. Arrange slices on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with dried rosemary, salt, and paprika. Bake at 400°F (200°C) for 20–25 minutes.