Read Church Magazines - If they are not available,
printout an article from www.lds.org the
Gratitude - list 10 things to be grateful for
Prepare for the next days Family Home Evening
Lesson - I flessons are prepared on Sunday, there is no rush to do it on
Monday (check our Family Home Evening section)
Visit - those you know who are ill or you think
might be lonely.
Have an Elderly Person Tell You (and your children)
About Their Past - Take a tape recorder with you and type up the
interview for them.
Set long term and short term goals - Attending
the temple every month, developing a talent, etc.
Write in your journal - If you don't have a
journal use the computer (remember to save and extra copy on a disc. For
young children write in a journal for them and let them draw pictures in it.
Make a Bank (out of jars or boxes) - Make it into three sections
Tithing, Saving (Mission or College) and Spending.
Have a Family Music Recital - Everyone split up alone or in groups,
practice a song and perform for each other.
Plan a Temple Trip - Kids love to see the temple as well, Or call for
a babysitter or just put it on the calendar with a permanent marker.
Get a Package Together to Send to a Missionary - Put the package
together and make a list of extra things to pick up at the store during the
week. Missionaries in other countries often don't have access to Peanut
Butter, Maple Syrup (make sure you send a pancake recipe from scratch),
Deodorant, Doritos, Oreos, Chocolate Chips (Recipe for cookies are usually
on the back), etc.
Prepare Your Visiting Teaching or Home Teaching Message - Call and
make you appointments.
Listen and Learn
About Classical Music - Here are some good tips for getting started.
Make a Set of Paper Dolls Representing Your Family
- Cut out faces (or print outfaces) from pictures, or let the kids draw
Compose Poetry or Write a Story - (if writing a story, check
for some tips)
Write letters, thank you cards, get well cards, etc.
Learn the Missionary Discussions - It is great to learn these in
order to prepare for a mission or just to be a great member
missionary. These can be purchased at the Church Distribution Center or
their website www.ldscatalog.com
(type in the key word "discussions").
Make a Puzzle - Use a picture from an old church publication (or find
a picture online and print it out.
Study Church History - Use the church history Manuel or pick a
chapter out of the Doctrine and Covenants.
Memorize - Find a favorite scripture, hymn, story or poem.
Learn about the great artists or study about a certain paining or sculpture.
Set Missionary Goals - Some goals can be: Bring a friend to church,
invite them to Family Home Evening, give them a Book of Mormon, Ask them if
they would like to learn more about our church by meeting with the
Write a Family Newsletter - There are alot of computer programs that
will help you with this. Printmaster is a good one. Tell recent stories of
your family. Send it to Grandparents, Grandchildren, family member
Read a Good Book - They have a good variety at
Visit Family or Friends - (or
Invite someone over that might need a friend)
Study the Scriptures by Picking a Topic - Look in the topical guide
for a topic that you are interested in or struggling with.
Write to the Friend, New Era, or Ensign -
The instructions where to send articles, etc. are in the front of the
My 3 year old daughter sent a picture into the Friend and it was published a
year later (you never know)
Memories - Look through old family photos or scrapbooks.
Scripture Book - Each Sunday have the kids (and
adults too) draw pictures of different scripture stories. Put them in a book
and use them for Family home Evening or to take to church.
Memorize the 12 Apostles - Make up a story that has the last names of the 12
apostles in order, a story easy to remember, for example, "Once upon a time there was a fruit "Packer" named Boyd. Every day for lunch Boyd would take eat a
pear with an "E" on it (Perry). One day his coworker said "How can you eat a
pear every day. I would hate that (Haight)."
To check the correct order, look in your conference edition ensign