For Little Friends

By Lana Krumwiede


Lexi’s Bad Day

We shall make music to brighten the day (Children’s Songbook, 252).

1. Lexi wanted to wear her pink skirt, but it was dirty.

2. She asked for strawberry jam on her toast, but it was all gone.

3. Lexi wanted to play on the swings, but it was raining.

4. “I’m having a bad day,” Lexi said.

5. “What can we do to help you feel better?” Mom asked.

6. “Let’s sing Primary songs,” Lexi said. “Good idea,” Mom said.

7. Lexi and Mom sang together. They sang “ ‘Give,’ Said the Little Stream.”

Then they sang “Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam.”

And they ended with “Follow the Prophet.”

8. “I think I can have a good day now,” Lexi said.

“I’m glad,” Mom said.

Lexi and bad day(click to view larger) Lexi singing(click to view larger)

Illustrations by Elise Black

Animal Riddles

1. I live within a group
That’s referred to as a pride.
I call out with a mighty roar
That travels far and wide.
I am a ___ ___ ___ ___ .
2. I’m large and gray and wrinkled—
Not a beauty, I suppose.
I have something called a trunk—
It’s actually my nose.
I am an ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ .
3. I’m dressed up very nicely
In stripes of white and black.
They cover my whole body
From the front end to the back.
I am a ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ .
4. I have a neck that’s very long.
It reaches up quite high.
I can snack on treetop leaves
And watch the clouds roll by.
I am a ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ .

(See answers on page 35.)

Giraffe illustration by Mark Robison

Answers: 1) lion, 2) elephant, 3) zebra, 4) giraffe

Follow the Prophet

Joseph Smith read from the Bible in James 1:5, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God.”

Joseph wondered which church he should join. He prayed to know what to do. Joseph saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Joseph obeyed the instructions They gave to him and became a leader and a prophet.

We can follow Joseph’s example. We can talk to Heavenly Father about our questions, and we can follow the answers that come to us. Remember these things as you read the poem and color the picture of the Prophet Joseph Smith on the next page.

Joseph Smith(click to view larger)

Joseph Smith illustrations by Beth Whittaker

Prophet Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith, a young boy, asked which church was right.
God the Father and His Son appeared in heavenly light.
He received the gold plates, restoring gospel truth.
Joseph organized the Church again upon the earth.