Family Home Evening Materials
5 tips for successful Family Home Evenings
1. Pray. Pray about the needs of your family as you consider topics for home evenings,
and pray as you prepare.
2. Prioritize. Make Family Home Evening a priority; learn to say no to other activities.
3. Involvement. Involve everyone in the family; help little children take part.
4. Commitment. Be committed and be consistent. Set a designated time and stick to it.
Holding Family Home Evening on a weekly basis takes dedication and planning on the part
of all family members.
5. Relax and enjoy it. The most important thing your children will remember is the spirit they
feel in your family home evenings and activities. Be sure the atmosphere is one of love,
understanding, and enjoyment.
It is not enough to study or reenact the accomplishments of our pioneers. We
need to identify the great, eternal principles they applied to achieve all they
achieved for our benefit and then apply those principles to the challenges of our
day. In that way we honor their pioneering efforts, and we also reaffirm our
heritage and strengthen its capacity to bless our own posterity and “those
millions of our Heavenly Father’s children who have yet to hear and accept the
gospel of Jesus Christ.” We are all pioneers in doing so.
(Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Ensign, November. 1997, 72.)
Help our family celebrate the faith and courage of the early pioneers and follow
in their footsteps.
“Pioneer Children Sang as They Walked,” Children’s Songbook, p. 214.
Let each company provide themselves with all the teams, wagons, provisions,
clothing, and other necessaries for the journey, that they can. When the
companies are organized let them go to with their might, to prepare for those
who are to tarry.
(D&C 135: 5–6)
The saints moving west were allowed only 2,000 pounds in each wagon and 500
pounds in each handcart. Look at the list of items below (and on the next page)
and choose what y