Family Night on Responsibility
Post the word
responsibility. Do you know what this word is?
Do you know what it means to have responsibilities?
When you have responsibilities it means that there are things that
you need to do or take care of. Dad has a responsibility to go to
work everyday to support our family. My responsibilities are to take
care of the house and to make sure that everyone in our family is
doing what they should and that everyone is taken care of. We all
have responsibilities we need to take care of. what responsibilities
do you have?
Another responsibility we all have is to help each other. How would
you feel if you had to do all the cleaning around the house and all
the outside jobs all be yourself?
If we want to have a happy home, having the Spirit of our Father in
Heaven here is very important. Keeping our house clean and in order
will help the Spirit to stay in our home. Why do you think having
our house clean invites the spirit into our home?
How do you feel when your room is messy?
How do you feel when your room is clean?
We all happier when things are cleaned up and in order. It is
everyone's job to make this happen.
Object Lesson: A Family is Like A Train - Stay On Track (see below)
Engine - Dad: Dad is the engine of our train. He leads and guides
our family. He helps keep each member on track. He is strong, full
of energy, and is the front leading us. There are times when he will
blow off a little steam. That may be a signal that he needs a little
more help and support. It is not easy to be the one to lead, unless
those who are following help to carry the load and share the
Train Cars - Children: Each child is very important in helping the
family stay on track. Each family member must do their part and work
together to keep the family and home running smoothly. Each child
must carry part of the load and share the responsibilities. To the
older child it may seem that they may carry the majority of the
load. They have a great responsibility to teach the younger children
how to follow through on assignments and stay on track.
Caboose - Mom: The train would not stay on track if it wasn't for
the caboose. A mother is a great strength to the entire family. She
helps the children know of their worth and how important they are to
the family. She reminds everyone of appointments, meetings and
assignments. She helps the family stay on track by encouraging them
to set priorities and set personal goals. She adds fuel by preparing
meals and providing tender loving care. She may seem tired but if
everyone else is doing their jobs it makes hers much easier.
What did you learn about the train? It needs everyone to keep it on
Introduce Job Charts and Treasure Box.
Treat - Brownies