For Little Friends

By Clare Mishica


Jeffrey’s Stop Sign

To have a friend, you must be a friend, too (Children’s Songbook, 262).
  1. 1.

    Jeffrey sat on the front steps of his new house. It was a hot summer day.

  2. 2.

    He watched the children speed by on their skates. He wondered how he could be their friend.

  3. 3.

    “I need a stop sign,” Jeffrey told his mom. “Let’s stir one up,” Mom said.

  4. 4.

    They went inside the house and found a pitcher.

  5. 5.

    Jeffrey put water, lemon juice, sugar, and ice in the pitcher. Then he stirred everything together.

  6. 6.

    Mom got a big piece of paper. She helped him write “Free Lemonade” on it.

  7. 7.

    They put a little table on the driveway. Jeffrey poured lemonade in the cups. Mom hung up the sign.

  8. 8.

    When the thirsty children skated by, they stopped for a cool drink.

  9. 9.

    Jeffrey smiled and said, “Hello, I’m Jeffrey.” Now he had lots of new friends.

[illustrations] Illustrations by Adam Koford

Barnyard Music

Under the direction of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ created many different animals. Each animal makes its own sound.

Instructions: Color the picture. Then as you read the poem, point to the animal or object you colored which makes that sound.

Barnyard Music(click to view larger) Barnyard Music(click to view larger)

Illustration by Julie F. Young

Horses neigh.
The donkeys bray.
Rooster crows.
Creek water flows.
Chickens cluck.
Quack goes the duck.
Robins tweet.
The big sheep bleat.
Kittens purr.
The windmill whirs.
Tractor chugs.
Hens scratch for bugs.
Cows moo,
And soft doves coo.
Porch swing creaks.
Mice hide and squeak.
Music is here.
Perk up your ears.
Chirps, squawks, rings,
The barnyard sings.