For Little Friends

By Wendy Ellison

Tanner and the Happy Dance

(Based on a true story)
Men are, that they might have joy (2 Nephi 2:25).

Tanner is very good at being four. He can jump up and down on one foot. He can run in his super-fast sneakers. And he can ride his two-wheel bike.

Tanner is also good at helping people be happy. His big smile and tight hugs make his family very happy.

One day Tanner was riding his bike with his friend, Cole. Suddenly Cole’s bike crashed to the sidewalk. Tanner saw that his friend had scraped his arm and he was crying.

Right then Tanner had a good idea. He hopped off his bike and asked, “Cole, do you want me to make you something happy?”

Cole didn’t know what Tanner meant. But there on the sidewalk, Tanner did a happy dance. He jumped, kicked, and turned around as he sang, “Do, do, do!”

Cole wasn’t crying anymore. He was laughing so hard that he was rolling on the grass.

The next day Tanner went shopping with his mom. While they stood in line, a little boy in front of them was crying.

Tanner knew he could help. He did his happy dance for the unhappy boy. The boy was soon smiling and laughing. “Thank you,” the boy’s mom said.

Tanner’s happy dance has made lots of people smile and laugh. And Tanner knows that when he makes someone feel happy, he is happy too!

[illustrations] Illustrations by Elise Black

I Can Pray for Others

Heavenly Father hears your prayers. He understands the feelings of love and concern you have for others. When you ask Heavenly Father to bless those who are suffering, remember that He knows best how to answer your prayers. After you read the captions and look at the pictures about praying for others, draw someone you would like to pray for on the blank square and fill in the blank.

Jesus said, “Pray always” (D&C 10:5).

I can pray for those who are sick.

I can pray for those who suffer from bad storms or an earthquake.

I can pray for my family.

I can pray for ___________________.

I can pray for those who are hungry.

I can pray for those who suffer from war.

I can pray for those who are seeking the gospel.

Heavenly Father hears my prayers for others.

[illustrations] Illustrations by Val Chadwick Bagley

Helping Can Be Fun

This brother and sister enjoy raking and playing in the fall leaves. See if you can find the two pictures that are most alike.

Matching game(click to view larger)

Illustration by Val Chadwick Bagley