Family Fun Jar

    “Family Fun Jar,” Friend, June 2018


    Family Fun Jar

    a boy and girl pulling ideas out of a jar

    Illustration by Dani Jones

    Have you read “Bedtime for Felix” on page 36? You can bring smiles to your family any day of the week! Make a jar full of fun ideas to try.

    1. Cut out the ideas below and put them in an empty jar.

    2. Add your own activity ideas.

    3. Pick a paper from the jar when you’re bored or just want to have fun! Then write and tell us how it went. (See page 39.)

    • Act out a scene from a book or movie while others try to guess it.

    • Look at pictures or videos from a favorite family vacation.

    • Draw a picture of a temple to hang in your room.

    • Create a collage out of pictures from old Friend magazines.

    • Use binoculars to spot as many birds as you can.

    • Go for a walk and point out five things you never noticed before.

    • Mail stars to the Friend about how you let your light shine like Jesus asked us to!

    • Put on a flying show with decorated paper airplanes.

    • Ask your parents to help you cook a family recipe.

    • Toss a ball back and forth as far apart as you can.

    • Make puppets out of paper bags or socks and put on a play.

    • Build a fort out of chairs and blankets big enough for your whole family.

    • Write nice notes and hide them around your house.

    • Dress up like scripture characters and act out a scripture story.

    • Hide a treasure and make clues for others to find it.

    • Play a board game, or create one of your own.