For Young Children

By Patricia Graham


Can’t We Be Friends?

“Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another” (Ephesians 4:32).
  1. 1.

    Margaret was nervous because she did not know anyone at her new school.

  2. 2.

    Some girls teased her. One girl even pulled the ribbons in Margaret’s hair. Margaret didn’t think she would be happy at her new school.

  3. 3.

    After school Margaret called her grandmother and told her about the mean girls.

  4. 4.

    Margaret, you need to pray and ask Heavenly Father what to do. He will help you.

  5. 5.

    That night Margaret prayed to Heavenly Father. She told Him about her problem. Then she had an idea.

  6. 6.

    The next day at school the girls pulled her ribbons.

    Can’t we be friends?

  7. 7.

    And the next day the girls started to tease her.

    Can’t we be friends?

  8. 8.

    One week later Margaret was happy to tell her grandmother what had happened.

    Heavenly Father gave me the idea to be nice to the girls. They don’t tease me anymore, and now they are my friends.

Illustrations by Maryn Roos

Making Friends around the World

No matter where you live, you can make friends by being kind to others. Look at the pictures of Margaret (left) and Antoine (right). They live in different countries. Try to find and circle five things that are similar in the two pictures.

find similar things picture(click to view larger)

Illustrations by Maryn Roos

Making a Great Day

Manuel spent his day doing good things. Put his day in order by writing a number in the boxes to show what he did first, second, third, and fourth.

What good things can you do today?

good things pictures(click to view larger)

Illustrations by Steve Kropp

Manuel helps his mom make breakfast.

Manuel listenes as his father reads the scriptures to the family.

Manuel prays before going to bed.

Manuel studies at school.