We Cannot Climb to Heaven: The Tower of Babel

After the Flood, Noah and his family returned to live on the land. His sons had many children. In time, many people were living on the earth again. They all spoke the same language. The people wanted to build a city and a tall tower. They thought that they could get to heaven by climbing the tower up into the sky.

Although no tower could ever reach heaven, the people needed to learn that the only way to get there was by living the principles of the gospel. So Heavenly Father caused the people to speak different languages.

Then, because they could not talk to each other, they could not work together on the tower. The people left the city and did not finish building the Tower of Babel.

The way for people to get to heaven is to learn to live as Jesus taught us.

Tower of Babel(click to view larger)

Illustrated by Shauna Mooney

Three Baby Owls

Three baby owls
1. (Hold up three fingers.)
Stretched their wings to fly
2. (Lock thumbs and spread fingers.)
As snow softly fell
3. (Stretch arms above head and flutter fingers as arms come down.)
From the moonless sky.
4. (Cover face with hands.)
One flew left,
5. (Lock thumbs and bend fingers to act like wings; “fly” to the left.)
One flew right,
6. (Repeat, but “fly” to the right.)
And one flew straight
Into the night.
7. (Repeat, but “fly” straight ahead, stretching arms out.)

[illustration] Illustrated by Shauna Mooney

Rolled-Paper Snowman

To make snowman, you will need: white paper, scissors, and glue.

  1. 1.

    Cut three strips of white paper in different widths.

  2. 2.

    Roll each strip of paper into circle, and glue in place.

  3. 3.

    Cut shape from white paper to hold snowman up.

  4. 4.

    Glue largest circle on shape, then stack and glue other circles in place to make snowman.

  5. 5.

    Cut hat, eyes, mouth, buttons, and arms from white paper and color. Glue in place.

Yummy Igloo

1/2 apple, cored

miniature marshmallows

peanut butter

  1. 1.

    Place apple cut-side down on plate. Spread peanut butter over outside of apple.

  2. 2.

    Cover peanut butter with marshmallows.