In the LDS church, families are encouraged to hold “Family Night” every week, usually on Monday. Sometimes it’s simple; we plays games together, have a treat, go to a local play, support a sibling in a sporting event. Other times, we would have a lesson based out of the scriptures.
Family Home Evening was something Ty and I talked about when we got married, and we knew we wanted to continue the tradition we were raised with.
I think it’s important to spend time together as a family, to create those deep bods of affectionate that only develop from positive time spent together.
That being said, I can’t remember ever having FHE without six people in total, and now it’s just Tyler and me, so I’ve been brainstorming and researching good ideas, This is the list I’ve come up with.
- Go to a park and feed the ducks. List something you’re grateful for with every toss.
- Temple trip *Bonus: take family names!
- Compete in “Gender Olympics.” Have him sew a button, scrub a dirty pan, frost a cupcake, etc. Have her hammer a nail, pull some weeds, check car oil, etc.
- Make a piece of art together – Pinterest offers lots of melted crayon art suggestions
- Write a story together. Take turns writing only a single word and see where the paper takes you
- Build a campfire and share favorite scripture stories
- Record yourselves talking about how the two of you met, your dating life, how you got engaged, your wedding, etc.
- Try your hand at homemade pizza.
- Make and deliver cookies. Chocolate chip are always a favorite!
- Use sidewalk chalk and write inspirational messages for passerbys
- Treat yourselves to a fancy date – go out for a nice dinner or a movie. It’s ok to spoil yourself sometimes!