“My Family Night Fun,” Friend, September 2020
Sing “Samuel Tells of Baby Jesus” (Children’s Songbook, 36).
Act out the story! Have someone stand on a chair and pretend to be Samuel. Everyone else could pretend to throw stones or shoot arrows. How would you feel to see a prophet protected by the Lord?
Sing “I’m Trying to Be like Jesus” (Children’s Songbook, 78–79).
Nephi and other righteous people waited for the sign of Jesus’s birth. A new star appeared in the sky. Everyone knew Jesus had been born! (See 3 Nephi 1:4–21.)
Make a star craft! Glue craft sticks in the shape of a star. Decorate your star with crayons, paint, buttons, or whatever you want. Tie a string at the top and hang it up.
Sing “Teach Me to Walk in the Light” (Children’s Songbook, 177).
When Jesus visited the Nephites, He testified that He is “the light and the life of the world” (3 Nephi 9:18).
Turn off the lights and try to put together a puzzle in the dark. Then try again with the lights on. How did the light help you? How does Jesus help us?
Sing “He Sent His Son” (Children’s Songbook, 34–35).
Jesus is the Good Shepherd, and we are His sheep. He said that He loved the Nephites, just like He loved the people in Jerusalem (see 3 Nephi 15:21). No matter where you live, Jesus knows and loves you. He is your Shepherd too!
Now play a game about sheep! Use cotton balls as pretend sheep and scatter them around a table. Place a picture of Jesus in the middle. Use straws to blow the sheep toward Jesus so they can all be gathered close to Him!
Mix 1 cup vanilla yogurt, 1/4 cup peanut butter or other nut butter, and 1 tablespoon honey. Use apples or other fruit for dipping.
Spread mashed avocado on a tortilla and sprinkle shredded cheese on top. (You can also add other toppings like tomato, corn, black beans, or chicken.) Fold in half and cook in a frying pan over medium heat until both sides are golden brown.
Melt 1/4 cup chocolate chips. Dip clementine or orange segments into the melted chocolate and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Enjoy!