For Little Friends

By Rebecca M. Taylor


I Like to Share My Testimony

I know that my redeemer liveth (Job 19:25).
I share my books, my building blocks,
My kite, and toy canoe—
And with my friends I like to share
My testimony too.
I tell them that I know God loves
His children big and small
And that He now has prophets on earth
To teach His word to all.
I tell them I know that He listens
And answers when I pray
And that I feel the very best
By choosing right each day.
When I share with special friends
These sacred things I know,
It helps them feel the gospel’s peace
And makes my testimony grow.

[illustrations] Illustrated by Mark Robison

Rubbings Picture

To make a rubbings picture, you will need: white paper, a pencil, crayons, and your parents’ permission.

Find interesting things with textures around the house. Cover each thing with a piece of paper and hold it tightly in place with one hand. With the other hand, lightly rub the crayon over the paper so that the texture pattern shows up. Be careful not to rub the crayon off the paper!

After you have made a few rubbings, trace a picture from a coloring book or an old Friend magazine—or create your own simple picture—on a piece of white paper. Place the picture over something with a texture you like, then lightly rub one part of it with a crayon. Use a new color and texture for each part of the picture. If more than one person is making a picture, try to guess which objects were used for each rubbing.

[illustrations] badminton racket; fly swatter; stepstool; bicycle tire; book cover; window screen

Cheesecake Grahams

1 package (3 ounces/85 g) cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups non-dairy frozen whipped topping

12 graham crackers

  1. 1.

    Beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and topping together.

  2. 2.

    Break the graham crackers in half to make squares. Spread one square with the mixture, then top with another square. Repeat for the rest of the crackers. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until served.