For Little Friends

By Arline Rose


Juan and the Baby Farm Animals

Picture story(click to view larger)

Illustrated by LaFarne Holz

Mother’s Day Flower

To make Mother’s Day Flower, you will need: four pieces of construction paper (different colors), pencil, scissors, drinking straw, and glue.

  1. 1.

    Cut construction paper into squares: one 1″ (2.5 cm), one 2″ (5 cm), one 3″ (7.5 cm), and one 4″ (10 cm).

  2. 2.

    Fold each square into fourths.

  3. 3.

    Cut out patterns on this page, and trace onto folded squares of corresponding sizes.

    Mother’s Day Flower
  4. 4.

    Cut out petals, then unfold.

    Petals
  5. 5.

    At centers, glue back of each of three smaller petals to front of next larger one.

  6. 6.

    Glue back of flower to straw stem.

[illustrations] Illustrated by LaFarne Holz

Flower for My Mother

A flower for my mother
Is the nicest kind of thing
That I can ever think of,
That I can ever bring.
My mother says she loves it.
I knew it all the while …
From the way it makes her hug me,
The way it makes her smile.