For Young Children


The Right Dress

“Be thou an example of the believers” (1 Timothy 4:12).
  1. 1.

    Mom took Anna shopping for a new dress.

    How about this one?

    No, thank you.

  2. 2.

    All right, do you like the yellow one with flowers or the red one with dots?

    But you like these colors. What would you like instead?

  3. 3.

    I want one of these dresses so I can look like the missionaries.

    OK. Let’s see if we can find a dress in your size.

  4. 4.

    Anna loved the two sister missionaries in her ward. They shook her hand at church, they smiled when she waved at them on the street, and they prayed with her family when they came to dinner.

  5. 5.

    On Sunday, Anna could hardly wait to show the missionaries her new dress. When she saw them at church, she twirled around for them.

    I look just like you now!

  6. 6.

    You do look just like us.

    And you don’t just look like a missionary; you are a missionary!

  7. 7.

    Your mom told me you’ve been praying for us all week like we asked you to. And look! We brought someone to church today. Your prayers have been helping us.

    Thank you, missionary Anna.

I Can Be a Missionary Now!

Anna is trying to follow the examples of the missionaries. Follow the instructions below so she can make choices that will help her be a missionary now.

You Will Need: A die or six pieces of paper numbered 1 through 6 in a small paper bag; one coin, dried bean, or other small object for each person.

How to Play: Each player picks a small object to use as a game piece. Taking turns, roll a die or draw a number out of the bag, and move your game piece the number of spaces you roll or draw. If you land on a space that tells something a missionary would do, move forward one extra space. Take turns until everyone has crossed the finish line, where the missionaries are waiting!

missionary game(click to view larger)

Illustrations by Jake Parker

Start

You saw a child playing alone and invited him to play with you and your friends.

You shared your testimony in family home evening.

You studied your scriptures today.

You were reverent during church.

You thought of the Savior during the sacrament.

You helped your mom fold laundry.

You remembered to pray for the missionaries.

Finish

Thank you for being a good missionary!

Helps for Parents

Talk to your children about how dressing modestly shows respect for Heavenly Father and for themselves. Ask them why they think missionaries dress modestly.

Consider sharing your testimony about missionary work with your children. You could share your conversion story, relate an experience you had doing missionary work, or talk about why missionary work is important to you.