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Fun Facts about Zimbabwe

Tendai is from Zimbabwe, and you can read more about him on pages 14–15. Here are a few fun facts about Zimbabwe:

  • It’s one of the best places in the world to go on a safari and see wild animals!

  • Football—called soccer in some parts of the world—is the most popular sport.

  • Victoria Falls, on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, is the world’s largest waterfall.

Cornmeal Bread

Chimodho, a type of cornmeal bread, is a traditional dish in Zimbabwe. Here’s a recipe that you can try. Make sure to get an adult’s help.

1 cup milk

1 tablespoon vinegar

1 egg

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 cup cornmeal

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

  1. 1.

    Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

  2. 2.

    Mix milk and vinegar together and let it sit for 5 minutes. Whisk in the egg and oil.

  3. 3.

    Mix the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl.

  4. 4.

    Pour the milk and egg mix into the bowl of dry ingredients. Stir well.

  5. 5.

    Grease a 9x9-inch (23x23-cm) pan and dust it with flour. Pour in the batter and bake the bread for 40–45 minutes or until a butter knife comes out clean when you stick it in the middle.


You have to be fast to keep up with Kudoda! Children in Zimbabwe sometimes play this game with pebbles and a hole scooped in the ground. You can also play it with marbles and a bowl.

How to play:

  1. 1.

    Fill a bowl with about 20 marbles, and sit in a circle around the bowl.

  2. 2.

    Toss a marble into the air. Grab marbles one at a time from the bowl before catching the marble you tossed.

  3. 3.

    Take turns seeing how many marbles you can get in a toss. The game ends when all the marbles are out of the bowl or the bowl spills.

Family History: I Am Doing It!

Last month you may have made a photo collage using pictures of your ancestors. This month you could add pictures and stories of your ancestors online to share with your other family members! With an adult’s help, go to FamilySearch.org and follow the instructions when you click on “Photos.”

General Conference

Guess what’s coming up? That’s right—general conference! Here’s what one family does while they listen to conference. What can you do to make conference a special event next month?

We made this mosaic of the Conference Center and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on a window as we watched general conference. It was fun!

Scarlett, Guy, and Autumn C., ages 5, 7, and 4, Pennsylvania, USA

What If …

What if you were asked to give a talk about Jesus? What would you say?