For Little Friends

By Hilary M. Hendricks


A New Friend

(Based on a true story)
Oh, come with me to Primary (Children’s Songbook, 255).
  1. 1.

    Hannah held tightly to her mother’s hand. “It’s OK, Hannah. I can go with you to Primary,” Mom said.

  2. 2.

    Hannah looked around the chapel. She didn’t like this new building. But mostly she didn’t like not knowing anyone.

  3. 3.

    Last Sunday, Dad had gone with her to Primary. There were only boys in her class. But the teacher said that there was a girl who should be back in class this week. Hannah tried to peek around the tall grown-ups to see the girl who might be in her class.

  4. 4.

    Suddenly Hannah felt a tap on her elbow. She turned around and saw a girl who was just her height and wore her hair in two long braids. “My name is Natalie,” she said. “Sister Davis said that you were in our Primary class. You can come with me.”

  5. 5.

    The girl took hold of Hannah’s hand. Hannah looked at Mom. “Thank you for helping Hannah,” Mom said, smiling at Natalie. Hannah swallowed hard and let Natalie lead her out of the chapel. “Now I’m not the only girl in our class,” Natalie said. “Will you be my friend?” “Yes,” Hannah said with a big smile. In sharing time, Natalie sat down next to four boys. Natalie patted the chair next to her so Hannah would sit by her.

  6. 6.

    “Hi, Natalie,” a boy said. “Hi, Tait,” Natalie said. “This is my new friend Hannah.” Sister Walker asked everyone to sing “When Jesus Christ Was Baptized.” Hannah smiled. She had learned that song in her old Primary. “That’s my favorite song,” she told Natalie. “Tait and I like it too,” Natalie said. Hannah sang with Natalie and Tait. Sister Walker held up pictures of Jesus. Hannah smiled. Maybe she liked this new Primary after all.

[illustrations] Illustrations by Julie F. Young

Preparing for a Mission

There are things you can do right now to help you prepare for a mission someday. To find out what you can do, read each statement and fill in the blank with the correct word from the list below.

Study the ___________________

language

Go to ___________________

cook

Learn how to ___________________

saving

Learn how to do ___________________

testimony

Share your ___________________

scriptures

Start ___________________

church

Learn how to ___________________

iron

Learn a second ___________________

laundry

Preparing for a Mission(click to view larger)

Illustrations by Val Chadwick Bagley

General Conference Activity

By Marie Waldvogel

This October the prophet, Apostles, and other Church leaders will speak to us in general conference. This activity will help you listen to them. You will need some type of small snack in different colors or shapes, like candy-coated chocolate pieces, different cereals, or jelly beans. Assign each color or shape a topic before the meeting starts. Then you can eat the snack each time that topic is mentioned by a speaker. See the example below. You can also make your own sheet with other topics.

General Conference Activity(click to view larger)

Illustrations by Val Chadwick Bagley

Saturday

  • Missionary work ___________________

  • Serve others ___________________

  • Honor your parents ___________________

  • Obedience ___________________

  • Reverence ___________________

  • Jesus Christ ___________________

Sunday

  • Scriptures ___________________

  • Prophet ___________________

  • Family ___________________

  • Love one another ___________________

  • Heavenly Father ___________________

  • Jesus Christ ___________________

Orange-Apple Jack-o’-Lanterns

Orange-Apple Jack-o’-Lanterns

Illustrations by Val Chadwick Bagley

Orange Yogurt (1 cup) + Applesauce (1 cup) + Raisins = Jack-o’-Lantern (3 bowls)