For Little Friends

By Bruce Bash


Fiction:

A Dollar’s Worth

Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God (Mosiah 2:41).

A Dollar’s Worth

Picture story(click to view larger)
Picture story(click to view larger)

Illustrated by Rachel Newcomb

Jack-o’-Lantern

I’m a jack-o’-lantern
Sitting on the ground.
(Cross your legs and sit.)
I’m made from a pumpkin
Big and round.
(Raise arms above head and make a circle with your arms.)
I have two squinty eyes,
((Point to your eyes.)
A smooth and orange chin;
(Rub one hand under your chin.)
But all I ever do is
Sit and grin.
(Put a finger to each side of your mouth and stretch it into a big grin.)

Circle Gliders

To make this glider, you will need: scissors, colored construction paper or heavy paper, a ruler, a pencil, crayons or colored markers, two paper clips, a straw, and glue.

  1. 1.

    Cut out two strips of paper: 1 1/2″ x 11″ (4 cm x 28 cm) and 3/4″ x 11″ (2 cm x 28 cm). Use crayons or markers to decorate the strips.

  2. 2.

    Form the wide strip into a loop, and paper clip it to one end of the straw (see illustration).

  3. 3.

    Fold the narrow strip of paper in half to make a strip that is 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (2 cm x 14 cm). Form it into a loop, glue the ends together, and secure it with a paper clip to same side of the other end of the straw (see illustration).

  4. 4.

    Fly the glider by gently tossing it with the smaller loop in front. Have a contest with your family or friends to see who can fly the glider the farthest. Try changing the size of the big loop. What happens? What happens when the big loop is paper-clipped on a different side of the straw?

Cake-o’-Lanterns

For each cake, you will need: peanut butter, a rice cake, 3 candy corns, and a thin apple wedge.

  1. 1.

    Wash and dry your hands.

  2. 2.

    Spread peanut butter on one side of the rice cake.

  3. 3.

    Use the candy corns for the nose and the eyes.

  4. 4.

    Ask a grown-up to cut a jagged edge on the apple wedge for a toothy grin. Put it in place.

[photos] Photos by Jed Call