Laban asked about the man that helped his daughters at the well. When he heard about  his sister’s son, Jacob, he ran and embraced him and asked him to stay with them. Why do we care more about our relatives than others?

Bible Study Tools

Bible Talk

Discuss with your children:

  • What are relatives?
        • What is a niece/nephew?
        • What is a first cousin? Second cousin? Second cousin once removed? Third cousin? Third cousin once removed?
        • What is the difference between a relative and a close friend?

Creative Thinking

  • Explain why you would rather share a room with a relative or a close friend.
  • Why are we more likely to kiss and/or hug a relative than a friend?

 Homeschooling Projects

  • Draw a family tree.
  • Explain the following quotes:
        • What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.–Mother Teresa
        • Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city-― George Burns
        • Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.― Marjorie Pay Hinckley
        • Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.- Michael J. Fox
  • Write a play about a family which illustrates one of the above quotes.
  • Make a poster encouraging people to appreciate their family more.
  • Create a name for an organization which connects lost family members.
  • Create a business card for an organization which helps families get along better.
  • Draw a picture of a good family memory that you have.
  • Laban ran out to meet Jacob because he was family. Do something nice for your family. (Make them dinner, clean up the house, write them a nice note, etc.)