For Little Friends

By Erin Shakespear


Thankful

I am so thankful,
So thankful to Thee,
For flowers and sunshine
And birds and tall trees.
For mountains to climb
And stars that glow,
For bright cheery days
And those filled with snow.
For friends who laugh
And mothers who sing.
I am so thankful
For everything!

I am thankful for—

In the space below draw a picture of something you are thankful for.

Thanks(click to view larger)

Illustrations by Val Chadwick Bagley

What Daniel Forgot

(Based on a true story)
Establish a house, even a house of prayer (D&C 109:8).
Picture story(click to view larger)

Illustrations by Val Chadwick Bagley

Daniel loved to visit Grandma. He liked to help Grandma. She asked Daniel if he would set the table. Daniel put the plates on the table. Then Daniel put forks and spoons and knives on the table. “You forgot something,” Grandma said. “I forgot the glasses,” Daniel said. Daniel put the glasses on the table. “You forgot something,” Grandma said again. “I forgot the napkins,” Daniel said. He put the napkins on the table. “You forgot something else,” Grandma said. Daniel looked at the table. He had remembered plates, forks, spoons, knives, glasses, and napkins. “What did I forget?” Daniel asked. Grandma smiled. “You forgot to turn the chairs around for family prayer.” Daniel smiled too. He turned the chairs around so his family could kneel around the table for prayer. “How could I forget?” Daniel asked. “I love family prayer at Grandma’s house.”

Paper-Sack Turkey

You will need: tissue paper or newspaper, a brown paper sack, glue, lightweight cardboard, scissors, and crayons.

  1. 1.

    Stuff a few sheets of tissue paper or newspaper into the bottom of the paper sack to form the turkey’s body.

  2. 2.

    Glue the edges of the top part of the sack together.

  3. 3.

    From the lightweight cardboard, cut two triangle-shaped pieces for the feet. Color them, then glue them to the paper sack.

  4. 4.

    Draw, color, and cut out a large “S” shape for turkey’s head, eye, neck, wattle, and beak from lightweight cardboard. Glue it to the front of the paper-sack body.

  5. 5.

    Cut out a wing shape on a piece of colored paper.

  6. 6.

    Draw, color, and cut out several feathers. Glue them to the back of the paper-sack body.

Paper-Sack Turkey(click to view larger)

Illustrations by Val Chadwick Bagley

Banana Bun

Banana Bun

Illustration by Val Chadwick Bagley

Hot-dog bun + chunky peanut butter + peeled banana + jam = banana in a bun