How Do I Have a Family Home Evening?

Family home evening is a great weekly tradition that can bring your family closer together as you share spiritual feelings and have fun together. Below is a guide to help you have a successful night.

Start With a Prayer

Prayer helps you start off your time together with a good feeling. Consider asking God to help you make your family time together meaningful or to help everyone learn something new.

Have a Spiritual Lesson

You can stark the week off with some spiritual umph and feel closer as a family the rest of the week by having a meaningful lesson. Choose a family member to plan it. It doesn't have to be long (and it probably shouldn't be).

The lesson can be as simple as discussing a scripture story, or it can have some creative flair—like building a cardboard version of the armor of God mentioned in Ephesians. Take a peek at the Family Home Evening Resource Book for lesson ideas.

Have Fun Together

You can ask a different family member to pick a fun activity you can all do together, whether it be shooting hoops, playing cards, or watching a funny TV show.

End with Prayer

End the way you started—with a heartfelt prayer. You can thank God for the time you got to spend together and for the blessings you have as a family. You can even offer gratitude for everyone who helped with each part of the family home evening.


Enjoy a Treat

If your family enjoys treats (and a lot of families do), you can make something together or ask one family member to make something. The treat could be health-friendly, like fruits and veggies. Or you could snack on cookies or nachos while playing an intense round of Uno with your family members.