Prophets Strengthen Families

Prophets through the ages have helped strengthen families. Draw lines to match the prophet with the teaching or commandment he taught from Heavenly Father about families.

1. Keep a book of remembrance (see Moses 6:5).


Joseph Smith

2. “Honour thy father and thy mother” (Exodus 20:12).



3. “Teach … children to pray, and to walk uprightly before the Lord” (D&C 68:28).


Gordon B. Hinckley

4. “Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness” (“The Family: A Proclamation to the World”).


King Benjamin

5. Don’t “fight and quarrel one with another” (Mosiah 4:14).




[illustrations] Joseph Smith by Alvin Gittins, © 1959 IRI; Moses Parting the Red Sea by Robert T. Barrett, © 1983 IRI; Gordon B. Hinckley © 1995 IRI; King Benjamin Preaches to the Nephites © IRI; Leaving the Garden of Eden © 1998 Joseph Brickey

1) Adam, 2) Moses, 3) Joseph Smith, 4) Gordon B. Hinckley, 5) King Benjamin.

First-Place Pumpkin

José, Juliana, Marcos, Mariana, Risa, Ricardo, and Arturo had a contest to see who could grow the biggest pumpkin. To help them remember which pumpkin was theirs, they tied ribbons of their favorite colors on the vines. Today, Mamá harvested the pumpkins so they can make pumpkin pie for family home evening. Before they choose which pumpkins to eat, use the following clues to find out who won the contest:

  1. 1.

    Juliana’s favorite color is dark pink.

  2. 2.

    Risa does not like purple or blue.

  3. 3.

    José does not like green.

  4. 4.

    Mariana’s pumpkin is the smallest.

  5. 5.

    Arturo likes solid colors, not patterns.

  6. 6.

    Marcos likes patterns, except for polka dots.

  7. 7.

    Ricardo’s favorite color is blue.

  8. 8.

    José’s pumpkin is next to Juliana’s.

Logic activity

Illustrated by Brad Teare


Risa won.