Family Home Evening Ideas

    “Family Home Evening Ideas,” Liahona, July 2011, 79

    Family Home Evening Ideas

    This issue contains articles and activities that could be used for family home evening. The following are a few examples.

    “Start Moving,” page 42: As part of the lesson, consider playing the game Simon Says to illustrate waiting for someone to tell you to move. (To play the game, one person says, “Simon says …” and then tells the others to do a certain action, like raising a hand. This person continues a few times in this manner and then tries to get the others to do an action when he or she did not first say, “Simon says.” For example: “Simon says raise your hand. Simon says clap your hands. Stomp your foot.”) Bear your testimony of a time you have been guided as you moved forward.

    “The Answer in Verse Eight,” page 50: Read the article together and then read James 1:8. Discuss what it means to be double minded. You might also wish to read Matthew 6:24 and Joshua 24:15. What does this article teach us about the relationship between our choices and our desires? What does it teach us about our Heavenly Father? What did Angelica do to find the answers to her questions? Consider testifying of the importance of scripture study and prayer.

    “The Calling,” page 68: Tell this story. Consider discussing how your family members’ talents can benefit others through service and Church callings. Make a commitment to learn or improve upon a talent or skill.