Wholesome Family Activities
September 2011

“Wholesome Family Activities,” Ensign, Sept. 2011, 72

Wholesome Family Activities

Families that regularly participate in wholesome activities together can feel greater love and harmony. Family activities provide an opportunity for parents to discuss the gospel with children, and children will often be more willing to listen to and obey parents when they feel close to them.

Wholesome family activities include:

  • Family home evening: President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) said, “It is so important that fathers and mothers sit down with their children, pray together, instruct them in the ways of the Lord, consider their family problems, and let the children express their talents.”1

  • Family service activities: You could visit an elderly member of your ward or pick up trash around the neighborhood.

  • One-on-one outings with Mom or Dad: These allow children to build individual and personal relationships with parents.


  1. Gordon B. Hinckley, “To Men of the Priesthood,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2002, 58.