For Little Friends

By Rebecca M. Taylor

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    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.