The Family: A proclamation to the world
Friend Sept. 2005, suggestion # 5

This month is the 10th anniversary of when "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" was first given (see Ensign, Nov. 1995, 102).

The proclamation teaches us how to be happy in our families.

Read two sentences from the proclamation, beginning with "Happiness in family life" and ending with "wholesome recreational activities."

Prepare nine bags that include the following:

  1. a copy of a song from the Children's Songbook that teaches about one of the principles from the proclamation;
  2. a piece of paper for each child in the group; and
  3. crayons or markers.

Divide the children into nine groups and give each group a bag.
Ask them to read the words to the song.
Have the children each decide on one thing they can do to increase happiness in their own families and draw pictures of it