For Little Friends

By Janet Porter


My Story of Jesus

If ye love me, keep my commandments (John 14:15).

(Note: These pages are to be added to the “My Story of Jesus” book, Friend, March 1999, pages 18 and 19.)

Instructions: Carefully remove pages 28 and 29 from the magazine and mount (glue) them on lightweight cardboard. Cut out each booklet page, and punch the holes where indicated. (Optional: cover with clear, self-sticking paper, or put into plastic sandwich bags.) Put the pages in order, then add them to the back of the book you started last month. Use this book to tell the story of Jesus Christ to yourself, to your family, or to help you remember Him during the passing of the sacrament.

Story book(click to view larger)

Illustrated by Jerry Harston

8 At the Last Supper, Jesus administered (blessed) the sacrament.

9 In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus prayed, “Thy will be done.”

10 Jesus was crucified.

11 Jesus was buried in a tomb.

12 But on the third day He arose!

13 After His resurrection, Jesus visited with many people.

14 Did Jesus really live again after He had died? Oh, yes! And because He did, so shall we!

15 Jesus has asked that I remember Him and keep His commandments. I can do that for Him.

Pineapple-Cheese Egg

2 packages (8 ounces/227 g each) cream cheese, softened

1 cup crushed pineapple, drained

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup grated carrot

1/4 cup shredded coconut

sprinkles or chopped nuts

graham crackers, vanilla wafers, and/or crackers

  1. 1.

    In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients and mix well.

  2. 2.

    Mold the mixture into the shape of an egg.

  3. 3.

    Cover the egg with sprinkles or chopped nuts; refrigerate. Serve with graham crackers, vanilla wafers, and/or crackers.

[photo] Photo by John Luke

Good Books for Little Friends

Here Comes Henny by Charlotte Pomerantz Rhymed word-play with colorful, fun illustrations of healthy fruits and vegetables make this a wonderful book. A sample: “See her put a snicky-snacky / in her backpack picnic sacky. / CLUCK!”

Aunt Skilly and the Stranger by Kathleen Stevens Aunt Skilly and Buckle, her gray goose, lived alone. She was nice to the stranger, but he asked suspicious questions when she put away her beautiful quilts. She was too smart for him, though—and Buckle was too brave when he came that night to steal the quilts.

Sing to the Stars by Mary Brigid Barrett Ephram is too shy to play his violin in front of anyone. Mr. Washington hasn’t played the piano for anyone since an accident killed his daughter and left him blind. Somehow Ephram has to help them both, because “Music speaks best when someone listens.”

Sootface: An Ojibwa Cinderella Story by Robert D. San Souci As in the fairy tale, Sootface has two cruel sisters, dirty work, humiliation, and no nice clothes to wear when she meets the Native American “prince.” But Sootface has no fairy godmother to help her out. Instead of a slipper to try on, she is given a test that can be passed only by one who “has a kind and honest heart.”

Story of a Dolphin by Katherine Orr A true story of a dolphin that got in trouble for befriending people. All turned out well; the joy of friendship with this loving animal is beautifully described.

Silly Animal Rhymes

Read each question and find the picture that rhymes with the animal in the question and draw it in the blank. Try making up some of your own silly rhymes.

Did you ever see a [cat] wear a ________________?

 

hat

Did you ever see a [dog] bite a ________________?

 

blouse

Did you ever see a [mouse] sew a ________________?

 

honey

Did you ever hear a [hen] count to _______________?

 

tie

Did you ever see a [beetle] thread a _______________?

 

hair

Did you ever see a [lion] with a ________________ on?

 

log

Did you ever feel a [bear] with no _________________?

 

ten

Do you think a funny [bunny] would eat ________________?

 

needle

[illustrations] Illustrated by Dick Brown