For Little Friends

By Karin Johns

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    Graham Cracker Surprise

    graham cracker squares

    chocolate frosting

    peanut butter

    chocolate chips or chopped peanuts

    1. 1.

      Spread a layer of frosting on one side of a graham cracker.

    2. 2.

      Spread a layer of peanut butter on one side of another graham cracker.

    3. 3.

      Sprinkle chocolate chips or nuts on top of the peanut butter; cover with the first cracker, frosting side down. Gently press together.

    Outdoor Painting

    Finger Painting

    To finger paint, you will need: shaving cream, a muffin tin or egg carton, food coloring, a spoon, and white paper. Cleanup is easy if painting is done outside where children as well as the area can be hosed down.

    1. 1.

      Put some shaving cream in each section of the muffin tin.

    2. 2.

      Blend a different food coloring into each section.

    3. 3.

      Dip fingers into the fluffy paints and create different pictures on the paper.

    Water Painting

    To water paint, you will need: a bucket of water, a paintbrush, and a dry section of driveway or sidewalk.

    Dip the paintbrush into the water, then create your own masterpiece on the cement.

    Worm Farm

    To make a worm farm, you will need: a clean glass jar, damp soil, damp sand, worms, fresh leaves, cheesecloth, a rubber band, black paper, and tape.

    1. 1.

      Fill 1/3 of the jar with damp soil.

    2. 2.

      Add a slightly smaller layer of damp sand.

    3. 3.

      Fill the jar with damp soil up to 2″ (5 cm) below the top.

    4. 4.

      Add worms and fresh leaves.

    5. 5.

      Cover the top of the jar with the cheesecloth and hold it in place with the rubber band.

    6. 6.

      Wrap the black paper around the jar; secure it with tape.

    7. 7.

      After a few days, remove the black paper. What have the worms done to the sand and soil?

    8. 8.

      To keep the worms, continue to add fresh leaves and make sure that the soil stays moist.

    Primary Sharing Time

    Which children are listening to the Primary leader?

    Which children are not listening?

    How many boys are there?

    How many girls are there?

    How many children are there in all?

    Color the picture.

    Sharing time(click to view larger)

    Illustrated by Julie F. Young

    [illustrations] Illustrated by Julie F. Young