Activity Ideas for Single Student Home Evening
- Hold a planning/brain storming session at the beginning of the semester with your Home Evening Group.
- Calendar activities into the weekly home evening gatherings, including scheduling lessons.
- Counsel with your bishop to determine appropriate resources for lessons, including Student Living, the Ensign, etc.
- Give assignments to apartments or group members to plan and carry-out the activity.
This takes some time and investment to be successful - last minute activities rarely have the same impacts and lasting effects as those well planned and thought out.
Below are some ideas, including a few limited websites that you can utilize for meaningful activities.
- Visit the Nursing Home or an Assisted Living Center
- Volunteer through the City for the Tabernacle, Romance Theater, or Teton Flood Museum for cleaning, painting, or other projects.
- Gather items for the Center for Domestic Abuse and deliver together.
- Pick up trash along a complex, city street or on campus.
- Contact the hospital for a list of patients who could use a visit/song/story time.
- Write letters to missionaries or service men and women, especially at holidays.
- Service scavenger hunt (wash windows, take out trash, etc.)
Practical Life Skills
Basic Home Repairs
- Car Maintenance
- Physical Health
- Finances and Budgeting
- Food Storage
- Resume building
- Interviewing skills
- Best buy for the unit price
Time saving tips and substitutions
Make 72 Hour Kits or Grab Bags for Emergency Preparedness
- Healthy meal plans
- Basic cooking skills
- Student Living Lessons
- Ensign First Presidency Message
- Watch Youth Videos on LDS.org
- Study The Family Proclamation, study the doctrine and memorize it
- Study The Living Christ, study the doctrine and memorize it
- Watch clips from past devotionals on a certain topic
- Do indexing or family history search.
- Create a Family Fan chart for each group member.
- Simple testimony sharing.
- Create a Mormon profile on Mormon.org
- Take personality assessment tests or learn about your love languages.
- Go on a bike ride on the bike path from Kmart to Sugar City and back.
- Go on a hike along the Ririe nature path.
- Have an ethnic night and bring foods from different cultures/missions.
- Go geocaching in the local area.
- Talent showcase of the members of the group.
- Picture scavenger hunt.
- Picture Scavenger hunt with a twist-someone takes close-up pics of things at a mall or wherever, and then you give the pictures printed out (maybe about 9 pics to a page, two or three pages) to two teams. Each team has a camera and has to run around and take a pic of someone on their team with the item. It's a twist on a scavenger hunt but can be really fun still.
- Make a music video
- Ultimate Spoons
- Capture the Flag
- Play Fugitive- (Pick two locations in a town. You have a group of people trying to sneak from Point A to Point B without getting caught. The other groups are in vehicles trying to find you.)
- Play Sardines
- Ice skating or sledding in the winter.
- Rake leaves in the fall.
- Do leaf imprinting on paper or canvas.
- Gather/glean potatoes from the fields in the fall.
- Make valentine cards for those who may need one.
- Learn to fish on the Henry’s Fork at Beaver Dick Park.
- Make Christmas ornaments.
- Celebrate a different holiday (from another country, National Popcorn Day, etc.)
- Secret Santa or "You've Been Boo'ed" (Halloween) to deliver a gift or treat to someone.