My favorite FHE’s are the ones where one of my children taught the lesson. And not just because I got out of teaching for the week.
It’s sweet to see them sharing a thought or reading a story from The Friend with that serious, reverent demeanor they tend to have when they’re the ones in charge. Rather than resisting the idea of teaching a lesson, my children seem to love the opportunity.
In general, I let them pick their own topic and source of inspiration. On occasion I’ll suggest an idea that comes from their Faith in God booklet, or something along those lines.
If you sometimes like to do the same, this post is for you.
Below are all the requirements from the various LDS programs which require a child or youth to lead a Family Home Evening.
Faith in God
Learning and Living the Gospel, requirement #1 and #2
Faith Value Requirement #3, Knowledge Value Requirement #4 and #7, and Good Works Value Requirement #4.
Duty to God
While there are no longer specific requirements for young men to teach a Family Home Evening in the new Duty to God program, most “Learn” and “Act” activities are followed by a “Share” activity, which can nearly always be fulfilled by teaching a Family Home Evening lesson about the topic the young man has been studying.