Preparing for Baptism: Baptism Family Home Evening Idea

My little boy (my oldest) turns 8 in a little less than 4 months! How can that be?!?! I swear I just had that kid!
The other night, after my children went to bed, I had a thought come into my mind….“Kameron is almost ready to be baptized, have you taught him about baptism?”
I knew the answer…NO! With life being so busy we have kind of put that on the back burner. He goes to primary, isn’t Primary enough…NO! Sigh, what to do?
Later that night as I lie in bed I decided to look on As I scrolled down the Home Page guess what one of the articles was?
“Is Your Child Ready For Baptism?”
Alright…Alright! I get the hint!
I knew that I needed to start preparing my sweet little boy for his baptism.
The next day {Monday} I sat down and planned an FHE lesson on baptism. Here is what we did.
Baptism Family Home Evening Lesson
I knew that I wanted to discuss the basics of baptism, the how’s, what’s why’s, etc. But what could we do to keep them interested in the lesson. That’s when I thought of the Punch-a-Box.
My daughter was just reminding me about the fun ‘punching game’, so I knew if we did this they would enjoy it.
I got to work making my Punch-a-Box. Luckily, I had a foam board, plastic cups, and blue tissue paper. I got my supplies and started creating our board. I decided since my son is turning ‘8’ I would put the cups into the shape of an ‘8’.
Now for the questions that go inside of each cup. I found questions and scenarios about baptism on I typed them up and cut them into strips.
Then we placed the questions inside each of the cups. I placed the scripture questions in the top half of the ‘8’. Then in the bottom half of the ‘8’ I placed ‘What Should I Do’ scenario questions. You can also place some little treats inside along with the questions.
After all of our questions were inside of a cup we covered up the cups with blue tissue paper. For this I just cut square pieces of tissue paper {make sure they’re larger than the mouth of the cup}. 


Place a piece of tissue paper over a cup and then place a rubber band around it.
I had a little helper which made it so much easier. I held the tissue paper around the cup and she put the rubber band on.
My kiddos were so excited for FHE because they knew what we were doing.
I began the lesson by having my son recite the 4th Article of Faith. I decided to make a poster for the Article of Faith, so that we could use over the next couple of weeks, here’s what it looks like:
After we read and discussed the Article of Faith I had a short object type lesson that I found in The Friend {July 2005}.
Then we got to the ‘fun’ activity. We each took a turn punching a box, retrieving the question, and discussing it.
We only got through 6 questions, but we decided to continue our game over the next few Mondays.
Do you have a child preparing for Baptism? Would you like to have your own FHE to help prepare them?
Just click the link below! I have provided my FHE lesson plan (includes what we did and the questions we used) and my 4th Article of Faith printable! YAY!

Click HERE to print my Baptism Family Home Evening Idea.


Click HERE to print my 4th Article of Faith printable.

I will be sure to share anything else we end up doing as we prepare our son for his special day.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!




Hi! I’m Sheena, the blogger behind Little LDS Ideas. I love sharing LDS Ideas and printables to help make your life and calling a little bit easier. I am a mother to 4 and a wife to one amazing guy. In addition to being busy with blogging and being a wife/mother, I am also in school. Studying and homework keeps me busy, but I love it. Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥


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  1. Thanks so much. I have one baptized and one getting ready and this is a great fhe series.

  2. Anonymous

    Thank you so much for sharing your FHE lesson on baptism.

  3. This is perfect! My little boy gets baptized next month. Thank you!

    1. Thanks Jessica. I hope your son has a special baptism day. 🙂

  4. You are AWESOME!!!!!! Thank you SO much for this AND for being honest and helping me to feel better and less like a horrible parent. It helps to know that there are others out there in the world who wake up one day and go “OH CRAP! We have a baptism coming up…what have I taught them about how incredibly important and great this really is”? My twins turn 8 soon and will be baptized in August. Doing this lesson TOMORROW 😉 Hugs from a fellow sister

  5. You are AWESOME! Thank you so much for sharing this AND for being so honest and helping me to feel like I am not the only person who realize that, with a baptism right around the corner, I NEED to get on the ball and teach them (my twins will be 8 soon and will be baptized in August) just how important, wonderful and special baptism is. Hugs from a fellow sister 😉 Doing this lesson TOMORROW!

  6. Thank you for such a creative and easy to do activity.

  7. Anonymous

    Do you happen to know where to find the article you mentioned from I would like to read it. Love this idea too. My son is 6 months away from baptism and is getting excited the more friends he see’s getting baptized. I need to get him ready too!

  8. We are using this tonight! My son is getting baptized next month 🙂
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Thank you – I am using the chart in Primary today.

  10. TKTanner

    The Fourth Article of Faith contains the Doctrine of Christ and is the foundation to every child and convert’s testimony. I’ve also discovered that a comprehensive understanding of the Plan of Salvation is also vital to our gospel learning. And I was just recently studying 2 Peter 1:4-8 where Peter is teaching about the attributes of Christ that make up our Divine Nature. I wish I would have learned more about our Divine Nature and consequently taught it more thoroughly to my children (all 8 of them) when they were young. (For more information on what to teach and learn about our Divine Nature go to Ch.24, section 2 of Teachings of the Presidents – Ezra Taft Benson. It’s when I studied this lesson that a light bulb went off in my head and heart.)
    If you can get your children to know and live by these three concepts, then everything else you teach and they learn in lessons will build on this foundation. So far we’ve sent 6 missionaries out and all 8 have made further covenants in the temple. Remember, it’s NEVER too late to start teaching your children, just remember YOU begin by setting the example. Children will live what they see. 🙂

    1. Thank you for your comment. 🙂 You are so right, it’s never too late to start teaching our children, especially in today’s world.

    2. Naomi

      My goodness thankyou for your comment. It is just what I needed. My son gets baptised in three weeks and I felt like something was missing from the ‘faith, repentance, baptism, holy ghost’ discussions we had with him about baptism. I need to teach it WITHIN the context of the plan of salvation. Prayer of the heart answered.