For Little Friends

By Jane McBride Choate


Just Like Heavenly Father

I am a child of God (Children’s Songbook, 2).
Just Like Heavenly Father, left page(click to view larger)

Illustrations by Elise Black

Krista was holding a piece of paper when her mom picked her up from Primary class.

What’s the paper for?

My teacher wants me to give a talk in Primary next week.

Good! We will help you prepare a talk.

Later, the family was eating dinner.

I want to give a talk about Heavenly Father.

That’s a great idea. I’ll help you plan your talk after dinner.

The next night in family home evening, Mom and Dad helped Krista practice her talk. Her little brother Joshua couldn’t say any words yet, but he waved his hands happily. He made her smile.

On Sunday morning, Krista put on her pink dress.

Will you and Dad and Joshua come to Primary to listen to my talk?

Of course we will.

Just Like Heavenly Father, right page(click to view larger)

As the family walked together to the Primary room, Krista held tightly to Dad’s hand.

When it was Krista‘s turn to give her talk, she stepped onto the small wooden box and talked into the microphone.

I look like my mommy and my daddy. I have eyes like my mommy. I have a nose like my daddy.

Krista saw her parents smiling at her, so she smiled too.

I am like my mommy and my daddy. I am also like my Heavenly Father because I am a child of God. I know that He loves me just like my parents love me.

Heavenly Father has given me a plan. I know if I obey His commandments I will return to live with Him someday. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Krista returned to her seat. A warm glow of happiness settled over her as she thought of Heavenly Father’s love for her.

My Wonderful Senses

Ten little fingers, ten little toes,
(Wiggle fingers then wiggle toes)
Two eyes, two ears,
(Point to eyes and then ears)
One mouth, and one nose.
(Point to mouth and then nose)
My ten little fingers are busy all day
(Hold up fingers)
Touching and feeling as they work and play.
(Wiggle fingers in air)
My ten little toes like to feel things too—
(Point to feet)
Thick soft grass and very wet muddy goo.
(Make walking motion with feet and pretend to step in mud)
My two eyes see things wherever I turn.
(Point to eyes and turn head back and forth)
My two ears listen and help me learn.
(Cup hands around ears as if to listen)
My mouth helps me taste and talk and sing.
(Point to mouth)
My wonderful nose smells everything.
(Point to nose and take a big sniff)

Illustrations by Elise Black

Sun, Moon, and Stars Mobile

Part of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ’s plan was to create a world for us to live in. They made two great lights—the sun to shine in the day and the moon to shine at night. They also made the stars. (See Genesis 1:14–19.) This mobile will help remind you of those great creations.

Instructions: Mount this page on heavy paper. Cut out the shapes and punch holes where indicated. With string, hang all of the shapes from the sun. Add an additional loop at the top of the sun for hanging.

mobile cutouts(click to view larger)

And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also (Genesis 1:16).

Note: If you do not wish to remove pages from the magazine, this activity may be copied or printed from www.friend.lds.org.