For Little Friends

By Lori Stevens


I Love Nursery

Tell me the stories of Jesus I love to hear (Children’s Songbook, page 57).

I love to go to the nursery! I love to see all my friends!

Sister Patton is my teacher. She is very nice. She says hello to me when I come into the room.

I play with my friends. We all play with the toys. I like the blocks best. Sister Patton likes to play too. She smiles a lot.

We color pictures. Sometimes we cut and paste too. I like to make pretty pictures for Mommy and Daddy.

We learn lots of stories about people in the Old Testament, like Noah and Daniel. We learn mostly about Jesus. He loves little children. He wants us to learn about Him and love Him too.

We have a snack. I like cookies and juice! Sometimes we have crackers.

I love snacks. I love to play. I love to color. I love Sister Patton. I love to learn. I love Jesus. I love nursery!

[illustrations] Illustrated by Julie F. Young

Mother’s-Day Thanks

My mom, who was passing
Some peppermints out,
Said, “Think of some things
To be thankful about.”
Well, … ice cream and turtles,
Flowers and lunch,
Puppies and sunshine—
I thought of a bunch.
Happy on Sunday,
All peaceful and calm,
I’m thankful for everything,
’Specially my mom!

[illustrations] Illustrated by Julie F. Young

Fruit, Nut, and Honey Sandwich

2 tablespoons peanut butter

1 tablespoon orange juice

1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel (optional)

1 tablespoon honey

2 slices bread

  1. 1.

    In a very small bowl, mix together the peanut butter, orange juice, and orange peel, then spread it on one slice of bread.

  2. 2.

    Spread the honey on the other slice of bread, put it spread-side-down on top of the peanut-butter bread, and enjoy!

[illustration] Illustrated by Julie F. Young

Mother’s-Day Placemats

To make this gift for your mother, grandmother, or other special person, you will need: pictures that you drew or cut from an old magazine (with permission!) of something the person likes, colored paper a little bit bigger than the pictures, glue, clear self-sticking paper, and scissors (optional).

Glue each picture in the middle of the colored paper.

Cover each place mat with the self-sticking paper, then trim the edges (optional).

[illustration] Illustrated by Julie F. Young

Ten Commandments (A finger play)

1 This is the mountain where Moses went. (Put fingertips together to form a peak.)

2 This is the tablet Heavenly Father sent. (Put hands together, palms open.)

3 This is Christ’s finger that wrote the words. (Have pointer finger “write” on open palm.)

4 This is the voice that Moses heard. (Cup hands around mouth.)

5 This is the cloud on the mountain tall. (Clasp hands above head.)

6 These are the commandments—count ten in all. (Wiggle all ten fingers.)

7 One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten!

[illustrations] Illustrated by Julie F. Young