- “A Soft Answer” (April 2011 Liahona and Friend)
A girl learns to reply with kindness to her younger sister. Includes “soft-answer reminders” that children can color and cut out.
- “Daniel’s Example of Prayer” (March 2011 Liahona and Friend)
A young boy teaches his grandparents how to pray.
- “Jesus Christ Is Born” (August 2008 Liahona and Friend)
An illustrated retelling of the story of Christ’s birth into a family.
- “Knitting Our Hearts Together” (August 2010 Liahona and Friend)
President Henry B. Eyring teaches that a family can be united when family members of the family pray for and work toward unity. Includes a maze activity.
- “My Family” (February 2004 Liahona and Friend)
Explanation on how Heavenly Father planned for us to come to earth and live in a family. Includes a pouch-making activity.
- “Sisters in Name and Faith” (April 2012 Liahona and Friend)
Sisters in Romania are best friends too.
- “Our Page” (December 2010 Liahona)
This page includes the testimonies of children from Taiwan and Spain who help their families.
- “Room for Three” (December 2006 Liahona and Friend)
When Brent’s friends are over, Brent doesn’t want to play with his sister—until he learns the Christmas story.
- “The Gospel Is for Everyone” (September 2010 Liahona and Friend)
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf shares how he helped his family as a boy and testifies of the importance of the gospel. Includes a coloring sheet activity.
- “The Happy Book” (February 2006 Liahona and Friend)
Morgan cheers up her sister with a homemade book.
- “The Little League Lesson” (June 2012 Liahona and Friend)
Lindsay learns that she feels good supporting her younger brother.
- “A Bad Day Better” (June 2012 Friend)
Tanner helps his mother feel better.
- “A Perfect Match” (October 2006 Friend)
Larissa learns that families do not have to look like each other to be real families.
- “A Prophet’s Counsel” (May 2001 Friend)
Deborah’s friends think her family is too big.
- “Be a Family Builder” (September 2011 Friend)
An illustrated guide of the different families we belong to—immediate, extended, future, and ward.
- “Candy Apples” (April 2006 Friend )
Pam turns down a day at an amusement park to babysit her little brothers. Her service brings an unexpected opportunity to share her testimony of the importance of families.
- “Cousin’s Camp” (August 2004 Friend)
Chad’s grandparents have a special camp each year for all their grandchildren.
- “Daddy’s Sunshine” (March 2009 Friend)
A girl helps her father feel better after a hard day at work.
- “Eternal Families” (July 2004 Friend)
A short poem about eternal families.
- “Frankie, Child of God” (February 2005 Friend)
Frankie had been in many foster homes. It felt good to know he belonged to his Father in heaven.
- “Helping and Loving” (May 2011 Friend)
This page includes a testimony from Sabrina who tries to be like Jesus by helping and loving her younger brother and sister.
- “Heroes and Heroines: A Brother Like Hyrum” (January 1988 Friend)
A summary of the relationship between Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum.
- “Honoring Our Parents” (June 2003 Friend ) Elder H. Aldridge Gillespie of the Seventy grew up in a very inactive home. He teaches that honoring your parents doesn’t always mean doing exactly what they do; it means doing what Heavenly Father wants you to do.
- “Josh and the Dragon” (July 2011 Friend)
Josh wants to protect his little brother and sister from hearing a group of children swearing.
- “Little Brother, Big Example” (May 2012 Friend)
When Sammy donates to humanitarian aid, his older brother Benjamin does as well.
- “Making a Family” (February 2009 Friend)
A girl remembers her adoption and is grateful for her family.
- “My Brother Gary” (June 2006 Friend)
Elder Marlin K. Jensen talks about growing up with a brother with special needs.
- “Our First Family Home Evening” (April 2013 Friend)
A photo story of one family’s first family home evening.
- “Question Corner” (February 2012 Friend)
My brother and I argue a lot. I want to be nicer, but it’s hard. What are some things I can do to stop fighting?
- “Sharing Grandma” (July 2009 Friend)
Seth is sad that his grandparents are leaving to be missionaries, but his grandma reminds him that they are an eternal family.
- “Thanksgiving Bread” (November 2012 Friend ) Ying is embarrassed of her family’s Chinese heritage, but she learns that being different can be good.
- “That’s My Little Brother” (July 2012 Friend)
A young girl sticks up for her brother on the playground.
- “What Big Sisters Are For” (June 2012 Friend)
Amanda helps her younger siblings get ready for church and be reverent.
- “Why are families so important?” (October 2007 Friend )
Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares some thoughts on this subject.
- “Brothers and Sisters of the Bible” (October 1983 Liahona and February 1983 Friend)
Match the brothers and sisters in the first column with the right sisters and brothers in the second column.
- Coloring Page: “Faith, prayer, repentance, and forgiveness strengthen me and my family.” (June 2009 Liahona and Friend)
- Coloring Page: “Family members have important responsibilities.” (March 2009 Liahona and Friend)
- Coloring Page: “I am a child of God, and He has a plan for me.” (January 2008 Liahona and Friend)
- Coloring Page: “I came to earth as part of a family.” (February 2009 Liahona and Friend)
- Coloring Page: “I will strengthen my family.” (July 2009 Liahona and Friend)
- Coloring Page: “My family can follow Jesus Christ in faith.” (July 2007 Liahona and Friend)
- Coloring Page: “Temple blessings unite families.” (August 2009 Liahona and Friend)
- “Family Faith” (July 2007 Liahona and Friend)
Includes a family tree to cut out and write family members’ names on the leaves.
- “Family History Scroll” (April 2005 Liahona and Friend)
Make a scroll just like the prophets did in ancient times.
- Family Home Evening Idea: Family Faith
Read President Boyd K. Packer’s “The Shield of Faith” (July 2003 Liahona and Friend). He says that making a shield of faith happens “in the family circle.” Have one member of the family draw the shape of a shield on a piece of paper, then cut it into pieces for each family member. On the pieces of paper, have each person write his or her testimony or draw a picture of an experience, such as prayer, that strengthened his or her testimony. Tape the pieces back together to form a shield again. Discuss how each family member’s faith can strengthen the faith of the other family members.
- Family Home Evening Idea: Ideal Family
In Elder Richard G. Scott’s article “Heavenly Father’s Plan” (June 2003 Liahona and Friend), he teaches us that we can fulfill the purposes of our lives by working towards having an “ideal family.” What can we do to help create an ideal family? Read together the proclamation on the family for ideas. Then set a goal as a family to work on one thing that will help you reach this ideal.
- Family Home Evening Idea: Strengthening the Family
“Strengthening My Family” (June 2004 Liahona and Friend) includes three ideas for family home evening, including making a chain and reading certain scriptures.
- “I Can Help My Family Be Happy” (June 2009 Liahona and Friend)
A simple visual activity for young children.
- “I Can Live with My Father in Heaven Again” (February 2006 Liahona and Friend)
A picture strip activity to use while singing “I Am a Child of God.”
- “My Family” (February 2004 Liahona and Friend)
Make a message pouch with heavy paper or felt and insert messages for family members.
- “My Family Can Be Forever” (April 2005 Liahona and Friend)
Includes instructions for making a family tree.
- “Strengthening My Family” (June 2004 Liahona and Friend)
Includes a paper chain activity with pictures showing things that children can do to strengthen their family.
- “Together Forever” (February 2002 Liahona and Friend)
Cut out and assemble this diorama depicting a family at the temple. Includes suggestions for things your family can do to be a forever family.
- Coloring Page: “Heavenly Father planned for me to come to a family. I can strengthen my family now.” (May 2008 Friend)
- Coloring Page: “My family and I can serve others.” (November 2009 Friend)
- “Counting on Family” (July 2007 Friend)
An activity that allows young children to count how many family members they have.
- “Extra, Extra! Read All about It!” (March 2012 Friend)
Interview activity. Visit with grandparents and ask them questions about things they did when they were children.
- “Family—Familia” (May 2011 Friend)
A word search using the Spanish translations for the names of different family members.
- “Family Fun” (September 2011 Friend)
Look for hidden objects in this picture of a family having fun together.
- “Family History ABCs” (July 2004 Friend )
Complete this family history alphabet.
- Family Home Evening Idea: Honoring Parents
“Honoring Parents” (May 2004 Friend) includes three family home evening ideas and 20 questions for family members to get to know each other better.
- Family Home Evening Idea: Family Memory Book
Cooperate to make a Family Memory Book (November 2005 Friend). If any family members are away serving missions or live far away, you may want to make another copy to mail them.
- Family Home Evening Idea: Matching Families
Read “A Perfect Match” (October 2006 Friend). Together, come up with a list of what really makes a family “match.” Talk about how important love and respect are. Sit in a circle and have each family member say something they love and respect about the person to the right of them. (Note: this story is especially applicable for families with adopted children.)
- Family Home Evening Idea: Standing for Families
In “Candy Apples” (April 2006 Friend), Pam learns that sometimes showing love for our families can influence others. Make “Cinnamon Fruit Snack” (April 2006 Friend). For every apple or orange slice you eat, name one way you can be an example to your friends of how important families are to Heavenly Father.
- “Family Memory Book” (November 2005 Friend)
- “Honoring Parents” (May 2004 Friend)
Includes an interview activity to fill out questionnaire about your parents.
- “I Love My Family” (May 2010 Friend)
A hidden picture for children to color.
- “My Eternal Family” (March 2008 Friend)
Skip every other letter to find words about eternal families.
- “My Family” (March 2009 Friend)
An activity that helps children learn about individual members of their families.
- “My Family” (March 2012 Friend)
An activity that teaches the ASL signs for family members.
- “My Family Tree” (October 2009 Friend)
Includes a poem and family tree for children to complete.
- “I Have a Family Here on Earth” (May 2008 Friend)
Includes instructions to make a windsock.
- “Love Is Spoken Here: Primary Songs about the Family” (February 2004 Friend)
A fill-in-the-blank activity using words from Primary songs about the family.
- “Proclamation on the Family Pyramid” (February 2004 Friend)
A word search activity with words from the proclamation.
- “The Family” (February 2009 Friend)
A crossword puzzle with clues from “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.”
- “The Family” (October 2009 Friend)
A word search activity using names of people who are in families.
- Bright Idea Poster: “May your homes be filled with love.” (August 2012 Liahona and Friend)
- Gospel Art Picture: “Family Prayer”
- Gospel Art Picture: “Joseph and Mary Travel to Bethelehem”
- Image Collection: Children
- Image Collection: Family (Portraits)
- Image Collection: Infants and Toddlers
- Music: “A Happy Family” (Children’s Songbook, 198)
- Music: “I Am a Child of God” (Children’s Songbook, 2)
- Music: “Grandmother” (Children’s Songbook, 200)
- Music: “Love Is Spoken Here” (Children’s Songbook, 190)
- Music: “Teach Me to Walk in the Light” (Children’s Songbook, 177)
- Music: “The Dearest Names” (Children’s Songbook, 208)
- Music: “When We’re Helping” (Children’s Songbook, 198)
- Poster: “The Family” (February 2004 Liahona and Friend)
Includes illustrations for principles from “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.”
- Sheet Music: “The Family” (April 2004 Liahona and Friend)
- Video: New Testament Stories, “Chapter 5: Jesus Christ Is Born”
- Music: “Here We Are Together” (Children’s Songbook, 261)
- Music: “I Have a Family Tree” (Children’s Songbook, 199)
- Music: “The Family” (Children’s Songbook, 194)
- Poem: “Family Chorus” (February 2004 Friend)
- Sheet Music: “Family History—I Am Doing It” (July 2003 Friend)
- Simplified Sheet Music: “Families Can Be Together Forever” (September 2012 Friend)
- Video: Matt and Mandy, “A Family Picnic”
The best thing about a picnic is being with family.
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