Family Home Evening Ideas

“Family Home Evening Ideas,” Liahona, January 2009, 48

Family Home Evening Ideas

These teaching suggestions can be used in the classroom as well as in the home. You may tailor these ideas to your family or class.

“Enriching Your Study of the Doctrine and Covenants,” p. 10: Discuss with older children different ways to go to Sunday School prepared to learn and participate. Invite them to set a specific goal to be better prepared for Sunday School this year, or set a family goal to work on together. Help younger children set goals that fit their abilities, such as bringing their scriptures to class, being on time, praying for the teacher, or raising their hands. Discuss ways you can help one another meet your goals.

“An Example of the Believers,” p. 36: Have family members write down ways they have seen others be “an example of the believers.” Share your lists, and discuss ways each family member can be a good example. Set some goals to do so.

“The Talent Show,” p. F8: Read the article, and point out what talent Marie discovered she had. To help family members discover their hidden talents, have each person describe a talent of the person on his or her left. If time permits, you may continue this process several times. Conclude by reading Moroni 7:47 and the sidebar quotation by Elder L. Tom Perry.

“Ben’s Week,” p. F14: Read the article, noting the courage Ben needed when asking his grandfather not to go shopping on Sunday. Discuss how family members can be brave when striving to keep the commandments. Role-play some situations that require courage to choose the right.