For Little Friends

By Jane McBride Choate


For Little Friends

A Gift for Jesus

It shouldn’t be hard, even though I am small, to think about Jesus, not hard at all ( Children’s Songbook, 71).

1. Anna sat with her CTR 6 class in the Primary room. Sister Howe told the class,

Today we are going to talk about Christmas gifts. I would like you to think about what you can give to Jesus.

What gift could I give to Jesus? I don’t have very much money.

These gifts don’t cost money. They come from the heart. Who can name a gift you could give to Jesus?

2. Christina and Mason said,

I can be reverent in church.

I can be nice to my little brother.

3. Sister Howe handed a paper angel to each child.

You can write a gift you want to give to Jesus on your paper angel. Then the Primary president will put the angels on a tree.

4. Anna wrote, “I will say my prayers every day.”

5. The next Sunday, Anna saw the angel tree at church. She looked for her angel and saw it on a branch in the middle.

I love Christmas, Mom. And this year will be the best Christmas of all.

Why is that?

Because I’m giving a gift to Jesus.

Illustrations by Elise Black

For Little Friends

Jesus Is Born

One day the angel Gabriel visited Mary. The angel Gabriel told Mary she would be the mother of the Son of God. The angel Gabriel said the child’s name would be Jesus. Mary was married to Joseph. The emperor made Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem to pay taxes. The trip was hard for Mary because Jesus would be born soon. When Mary and Joseph got to Bethlehem, all of the inns were filled. Mary and Joseph had to stay in a stable with animals. Jesus was born in the stable. Mary wrapped Jesus in cloth and laid Him in a manger. An angel visited shepherds and told them that Jesus had been born. The shepherds visited Jesus and then told many people that they saw Jesus.

Jesus Is Born(click to view larger)

Illustrations by Elise Black, The Nativity © 1985 Robert Barrett

For Little Friends

In the Giving Spirit

People in this city are spreading Christmas cheer in many different ways. All of the scenes in these circles are in the big picture. Can you find and circle each one? What other acts of kindness can you find?

Christmas activity picture(click to view larger) Christmas activity picture(click to view larger)

Illustration by Val Chadwick Bagley