For Little Friends

By Tricia Gardella

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    Who Am I?

    As we journeyed in the wilderness, … there were beasts … of every kind (1 Ne. 18:25).

    Instructions: Carefully remove these pages from the magazine, mount them on lightweight cardboard, and cut out the shapes. Read a riddle, then pick out the correct animal.

    I swish my food in water;
    I dearly love to fish.
    My paws look like little hands.
    I wear a mask across my face.
    Who am I?
    I fly in the sky way up high.
    I sing whenever I can.
    For breakfast I have a big fat worm.
    Who am I?
    You can find me sunning on a log.
    A pond is my favorite home.
    I flick my tongue to catch a fly.
    Who am I?
    I live in a hole
    dug in the ground.
    I’m as tiny as can be.
    I have big round ears
    and a pointy little nose.
    Who am I?
    I live within a little house
    that I carry on my back.
    Whether on land or sea,
    I’m as snug as can be.
    Who am I?

    [illustrations] Illustrated by Dick Brown

    What Can I Do?: My Journal

    1. 1.

      My mother gave me a book with empty pages inside it. I’m going to do a picture book about me. Mom calls it a journal.

    2. 2.

      After I draw a picture of me, I’m going to draw pictures of everyone in my family, even our dog, Scruffy. I also want to draw pictures of things that I like.

    3. 3.

      I can’t write yet, so Mother is going to write down important things that happen to me.

    4. 4.

      My picture book will help me remember what I was doing and thinking when I was four years old. Someday when I’m a mother, I can share my journal with my children.

    [illustrations] Illustrated by Beverly Glazier

    Hot-Dog Hot Rod

    To make the hot rod, you will need: a hot dog and a bun, an olive, two toothpicks, and four carrot slices. Heat the hot dog, then assemble as illustrated.


    To make a dragonfly, you will need: string, glue, a wooden clothespin, construction paper, a pencil, scissors, and a pen.

    1. 1.

      Poke a piece of string through the clothespin at the front of the slot. Knot the ends of the string together. Glue the string in place.

    2. 2.

      Draw the wings on construction paper (see illustration), then cut them out and slip them through the clothespin slit. Center them, and glue in place.

    3. 3.

      Draw a face on the end of the clothespin (see illustration). Use the string to hang up the dragonfly.

    [illustration] Illustrated by Dick Brown