Does your family have Family Night? We do, and we love it! Every Monday night our family gathers together to learn about the gospel and have fun together. The purpose of Family Home Evening is to strengthen our families.
A good acronym that we use to make sure we include all the elements of Family Home Evening is “SPLAT”. We rotate through who is in charge of each responsibility so each person has a chance being the leader.
The song is usually chosen from the Children’s Primary Songbook and the person in charge gets to lead the music. It has been fun to teach this skill and good for the kids to get up in front of everyone, even if they feel a bit silly.
I have been really impressed by my children and their ability to plan a lesson. My 8 year old will pick a topic and plan the entire lesson herself complete with scripture references and even little role plays! When it is time for the 3 year old to teach, it is obviously a different story and he helps to choose the topic, hold pictures, and calls on people to answer questions.
The activity lately has been jumping on the trampoline with dad. In the past it has included things such as playing a board game, singing and dancing to crazy music, going on a walk, etc.
The treat is the most sought after position. Muddy buddies, pudding, and cookies are among the favorites. The person assigned to treat gets to choose and prepare the treat. I’m not sure which is the favorite part, choosing or cooking, but they love it!
Here is our Family Home Evening chart:
I made it with just using a black piece of construction paper and a white crayon. Easy, right?
For our magnets, I used the clear jewels and mod podged a white little paper circle onto it with each kid’s name and then I glued a button magnet on the back. While the kids eat their treat, we ceremoniously change up the assignments for next week so that they can get a jump start on planning their lesson or choosing their treat!
So, you can do it the home-made way, or if you are just dying for an actual printable, here you go!
What do you use for your Family Home Evening Charts?