Encouraging Enjoyable Family Activities
Crafting is contagious!
Family First Booklet
Frolicking Night Owl
Fun Family Activity Recipe Cards
Green Jello with Carrots
Our Daily Obsessions
Paper Cakes and Icing
Steadfast and Immovable
Tales of a Trophy Wife
The Red Headed Hostess
You could use this idea and using wire, spell the word "Family" and attach tie it with raffia to a bag that has ideas on fun family activities.
Family Activities by Brandy Doty
Lesson Helps from Debanae
Lesson Helps from LDS Living
Lesson Helps from Mormon Share
Lesson Helps from Young Women Connection
“Making Monday Memories,” New Era, Apr. 2004, 20
This lesson was taught yesterday in our ward and the leader had us watch the video "Family First". After that, she had us all write down something that we do with our families that we enjoy doing. We then took turns reading them and discussed them. After that, she had us make "Family Night Bags". The leader got inexpensive gift bags and had us write down on slips of paper ideas for family activities. The whole idea of this is that when the girls are in charge of FHE at their house, they can go to the bag and pull out a fun activity to do with their family. I don't know if I'm explaining it that well but the girls enjoyed it and really seemed willing to participate a lot more than normal. It was a great lesson that even made me more excited about planning FHE. (Idea by Patti Read)
We discussed the 4 ways family activities can be made more enjoyable (with the girls comments this took 20 minutes :) ) and then we talked about how sometimes family activities can become traditions, 2 girls each shared a family activity that became a tradition. Then 2 girls shared how they feel when being with their family during activities. We then talked about the "Family Fun Sack", each girl was given one along with paper and pen. They took some time to write some activity ideas on slips of paper and they also took home blank slips for their family members to add their ideas. The girls also took some time to plan out a family activity for this week. I closed with the quote from The First Presidency and gave it as a handout. (Idea by April)
PERSONAL PROGRESS HELPS: These Personal Progress Goals pertain to the lesson. You could encourage the girls to work on one of these goals in the coming week.
Divine Nature 3, Divine Nature 7, Knowledge 2, Knowledge 6, Knowledge 7, Good Works 2, Good Works 4.
PRODUCTS FOR PURCHASE:
Lesson 10 Handout from Jack and Jill of *many* trades