For Little Friends

By Olivia Dahl Cobián


A Child of God—No Matter What!

I know my Father lives and loves me too. The Spirit whispers this to me and tells me it is true (Children’s Songbook, 5).

Liliana was excited to go to Primary. She wanted to show Sister Lee her new dress.

I’m a princess!

I’m a princess too!

You both are beautiful princesses. Heavenly Father loves you, and we are His children.

Then Sister Lee showed the class some paper crowns.

These crowns say “I am a child of God.”

The children said the words together and then sang “I Am a Child of God.” It was one of Liliana’s favorite songs.

Sister Lee placed the crowns on their heads, one at a time.

Liliana is a child of God.

Liliana felt warm and happy inside.

Liliana couldn’t wait to show Mama and Daddy her crown.

Now I’m really a princess because I am a child of God.

When it was time for bed, Liliana looked everywhere for her crown. She wanted it by her while she slept.

I can’t find my crown! I want to be a child of God!

Mama sat down and pulled Liliana onto her lap.

How do you feel when you sing “I Am a Child of God”?

Happy.

Me too.

Are you a child of God?

Everyone is a child of God, even without a crown. Always remember, you are a child of God—no matter what!

Mama hugged Liliana, and Liliana smiled as if she knew a special secret.

Illustrations by Elise Black

A Royal Crown

Heavenly Father loves you and wants you to be happy. Always remember that everyone is a child of God—no matter what! Have your mother or father help you make this crown to remind you that you are a prince or a princess, a son or a daughter of Heavenly Father.

crown(click to view larger)

Illustrations by Elise Black

You will need: a pencil, white and colored paper, scissors, white or gold poster board, colored markers, glue, and a stapler or paper clips.

  1. 1.

    Make a pattern by tracing the crown on this page onto the white paper. Cut it out.

  2. 2.

    Trace the pattern three times, end to end, onto the poster board.

  3. 3.

    Color your crown and decorate it with different colors of paper for jewels. Have someone write I AM A CHILD OF GOD on it.

  4. 4.

    Cut out the crown and overlap the ends to form a circle.

  5. 5.

    Place the crown on your head and adjust it to the right size. Glue, staple, or paperclip the ends together.

Snowman Fun

Look closely and you will see that not all of these pictures are the same. Can you find the two that are?

Answer:

Pictures 2 and 5 are the same.