Some children have a dad or mom who serves in the military or has a job that takes them far away. A parent may be away from home for months, or even years! These families are experts at staying unified. Some even use a webcam to have family home evening, family scripture study, and family prayer. With a parent far away, it is more important than ever to remember that families are forever.
Make Your Own Family Paper Chain
Even if you don’t have a parent who works far away, you can help your family stay unified. Make your own paper chain to count down to a fun family activity! For each day, tear off one of the paper links and do that service. By the time your family celebrates, you will already feel closer to one another!
Illustrations by Katie McDee
To make your chain, cut out some strips of paper.
On each paper strip, write down something you can do for a member of your family.
Tape the ends of one strip together so it makes a circle.
Take the second strip and loop it through the first strip. Then tape it into a circle.
Repeat until all the loops are connected.