Family Home Evening – Hidden Dangers

Based on President Boyd K. Packer’s  ‘These Things I Know’ Address in April 2013 General Conference

Opening Prayer

Opening Hymn: Choose the Right Way – Children’s Hymn Book Page 160

Treat: Gummy Worms (Snakes) or if you’re awesome and have the time – Dirt cups

Attention Getter: President Boyd K Packer told a story in general conference about snakes that hid in seemingly safe places near his home. Satan often sends snakes to invade seemingly safe places in our own lives. Print out and tape snakes around your home and go on a scavenger hunt to find the snakes – with each snake can talk about what kinds of temptations that area of your home could bring as well as ways we can defend ourselves from those snakes. Some suggestions for places: computer (improper use of internet), tv (immoral media), fridge (word of wisdom or lack of moderation), windows (worrying too much about what neighbors think when they look in your windows – I know I’m kind of stretching, lol), bathtub (keeping our thoughts clean). If you have more ideas on this please share them in the comments!

Hidden Dangers Family Home Evening Idea

Lesson: End with this quote and discuss how we can strengthen each other and help each other avoid dangerous snakes. “The family, the fundamental organization in time and eternity, is under attack from forces seen and unseen. The adversary is about. His objective is to cause injury. If he can weaken and destroy the family, he will have succeeded.” Boyd K. Packer

Closing Hymn: The Lord is My Shepherd – Hymn Book Page 108

Closing Prayer