Showing love and compassion strengthens my family
(Friend September 2004, suggestion # 1)

President Ezra Taft Benson (18991994) said: "Thank God for the joys of family life.

I have often said there can be no genuine happiness separate and apart from a good home.
The sweetest influences and associations of life are there" ( God, Family, Country: Our Three Great Loyalties [1974], 178).

We can contribute to the happiness in our homes.

Invite the younger children to draw pictures of giving service to a family member.
Tape the pictures together, and place them in a roller box (see TNGC, 17879). (The front of the box could be made to look like a house.)

Sing the first verse of "When We're Helping" (p. 198), and roll the pictures for the Primary to see.
At the end of the verse, invite the child whose picture is showing in the box and two other children to act out ways they can be happy helpers in their home.

Let the Primary guess what they are doing. Repeat so more children can participate.