Family Home Evening Ideas

“Family Home Evening Ideas,” Liahona, Aug. 2006, inside front cover–1

Family Home Evening Ideas

These ideas can help you use the Liahona to enhance your teaching in the classroom as well as in the home.

“The Gift of the Holy Ghost: What Every Member Should Know,” p. 18: Draw some pictures of familiar objects or write some common phrases on pieces of paper, and fold each one in half. Show one half, and have family members guess what’s on the other half. Read the Prophet Joseph Smith’s quotes in this article, and discuss why baptism by water only is incomplete. Assign sections of the article to family members, and have them explain what their sections teach about the Holy Ghost.

“Surfing the No-Swim Zone,” p. 26: Make several warning flags out of paper. After reviewing the story, have family members write standards on the flags. Ideas could come from the scriptures, general conference, For the Strength of Youth, or local leaders. Display the flags around your home.

“In the Service of the Lord,” p. 34: Write down different Church callings on slips of paper, and pass them out to family members. Ask them to tell one way they could be of service in that calling. Relate Brother Dai Endo’s story, and testify that “it is not where you serve but how” that is important. Read the last section of the article, and challenge family members to follow its principles.

“Faith in Every Footstep,” p. F2: Trace a set of footprints on paper, and write “Faith in Every Footstep” on each one. Relate how Brother Giles exercised faith throughout his life. Write between the footprints possible trials we may have, and ask family members to share how they could use faith to face these challenges.

“Jared’s Journal,” p. F8: Have family members bring their journals to family home evening, or pass out papers to those who do not have journals. Read aloud the story. Ask family members to either write or draw pictures about their day as Aaron and Jared did. Testify of the importance of keeping a journal.