For Little Friends

By Arline Rose

Sleep Tight, Jessie

Perfect love casteth out fear (1 Jn. 4:18).
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Illustrated by Carol Stevens

Just Like Me

Children in China like dancing and twirling,
And fat little raindrops, and clouds when they’re swirling,
And walking on tiptoes, and waking up early—
Just like me!
Children in Russia like flowers in bunches,
And sniffing fresh bread, and snow when it crunches,
And having a treat to finish their lunches—
Just like me!
Children in India can laugh till they roar,
And rumble and tumble all over the floor,
And run when they answer a knock at the door—
Just like me!
Children in Israel like music and math,
And wrinkled-up hippos and long-necked giraffes,
And bubbles and splashing when they take a bath—
Just like me!
Children in Finland like grandfather clocks,
And cuddling in blankets, and warm, fuzzy socks,
And treasuring seashells and colorful rocks—
Just like me!
Children in Africa like to be kissed,
And like to see stars in the Milky Way mist,
And like to watch ladybugs crawl on their fists—
Just like me!

[illustrations] Illustrated by Elise Niven Black

Snow Globe

To make a snow globe, you will need: a small glass jar and lid, acrylic paint and a paintbrush, a small plastic figure, glitter, and waterproof glue.

  1. 1.

    To make sure the jar won’t leak, fill it with water, screw on the lid, and turn the jar upside down.

  2. 2.

    Pour out the water and dry the lid, then paint it on the outside and let it dry completely.

  3. 3.

    Glue the plastic figure to the inside of the lid and let the glue dry. (Don’t let the glue reach the edge of the lid, because this will break the seal.)

  4. 4.

    Fill the jar almost full with water and add about a teaspoon of glitter; stir it well.

  5. 5.

    Carefully lower the plastic figure into the water and screw the jar lid on tightly.

  6. 6.

    Now turn the jar upside down, shake it, and let it “snow.”