Build a Family

Preparation: Create a "family dice" by cutting out six 6-inch squares of card stock. On each square write one of the following words: Dad, Mom, Brother, Sister, Baby, and Grandma/Grandpa. Tape the edges of the cards together to make a cube. Obtain 6 hats that could represent each person (or use boxes, bowls, baskets, etc.) and label each hat with one of the names on the cube. Print the list for each person (see below) and cut it into strips. Put each person's strips into their hat. Presentation: Explain that Heavenly Father planned for each of us to be part of a family. Some families have one or two people in them, some families have many people in them, but they help us and we should help them. Tell them that today they are going to learn about some of the people in a family. Have a child come to the front of the room and roll the game cube. Have them then draw a slip of paper from the hat that matches their roll. They then answer the question, read the scripture, or have everyone sing the song on the slip. (Help younger children read by having them repeat the words after you.) Repeat until time is up or all the slips have been used. If a child rolls a person that there are no more slips for, have them roll again. Dad

1. Name one thing Dads are good at.

2. Read Mosiah 13:20. "Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee."

3. Sing "Daddy's Homecoming," Children's Songbook, p. 210.

4. Act out something your Dad can do.

5. Read this quote from the Proclamation on the Family, "Fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families."

6. Name one thing you can do to help your Dad.

Mom

1. Name one thing a Mom is good at.

2. Read what the 2,000 Stripling Warriors said about their mothers in Alma 56:47. "they had been taught by their mothers, that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them."

3. Sing "Mother Dear," Children's Songbook, p. 206.

4. Act out something your Mom can do.

5. Read this quote from the Proclamation on the Family, "Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children."

6. Name one thing you can do to help your Mom.

Brother

1. Name something brothers are good at.

2. Read what Nephi said about his brother Sam in 1 Nephi 2:17. "And I spake unto Sam, making known unto him the things which the Lord had manifested unto me by his Holy Spirit. And it came to pass that he believed in my words."

3. Sing "Happy Family," Children's Songbook, p. 198.

4. Act out something a brother can do.

5. Tell how many brothers you have.

6. Name one thing you could do to help your brother.

Sister

1. Name something sisters are good at.

2. Read what Nephi said about his sisters in 2 Nephi 5:6. "Wherefore, it came to pass that I, Nephi, did take my family, and . . . my younger brethren, and also my sisters, and all those who would go with me. And all those who would go with me were those who believed in the warnings and the revelations of God; wherefore, they did hearken unto my words."

3. Sing "When We're Helping," Children's Songbook, p. 198. (Change the word mother to sister.)

4. Act out something a sister can do.

5. Tell how many sisters you have.

6. Name one thing you could do to help your sister.

Baby

1. Name something babies are good at.

2. Read the following quote from the Proclamation on the Family, "All human beings are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents."

3. Sing "Do As I'm Doing," Children's Songbook, p. 276.

4. Act out something a baby can do.

5. Tell if you have a baby in your family.

6. Name one thing you could do to help a baby.

Grandmas and Grandpas

1. Name something Grandpas are good at.

2. Name something Grandmas are good at.

3. Sing "When Grandpa Comes," Children's Songbook, p. 201.

4. Act out something your Grandpa can do.

5. Act out something your Grandma can do.

6. Name one thing you can do to help your Grandparents.

Bear your testimony that each member of the family is important and should be treated with love and respect. Challenge them to think of some ways to help each member of their family during the week

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