Growing Up

See also Body and Talents


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  • Coloring Page: “I Am Growing” (January 2019 Liahona and Friend)
  • Family Home Evening Idea: Children of God Growing Up
    Invite a young family member to tell the story “Hannah” (March 2003 Friend). Pass a mirror around. As each person looks at his or her reflection, have each say something like “I am a child of God, and He will help me to grow and to develop my talents.”
  • Family Home Evening Idea: Goals and Destiny
    Read President Thomas S. Monson’s “Crossroads” (April 2004 Liahona and Friend). The Cheshire Cat tells Alice that if she doesn’t know where she wants to go, it does not matter which path she takes. President Monson explains that each of us knows where we want to go. Discuss where you wish to go in the future (for example, on a mission, to the temple, etc.). Set goals to follow the path that will take you there.
  • “Growing” (April 1984 Friend)
    An action poem.
  • “Growing Up with the Temple” (January 2002 Friend)
    Cut out and color pictures of a boy in front of a temple to create a flipbook.
  • “Hop and Touch Activity” (February 1992 Friend)
    A simple action poem.
  • “A House of Order” (March 2009 Friend)
    Find hidden objects in this picture of children fulfilling their family responsibilities.
  • “I Have Many Talents” (August 2001 Liahona and October 1999 Friend)
    This activity includes 15 illustrated cards showing different talents children can have.
  • “My Busy Body” (November 2007 Friend)
    An illustrated action poem about the things our bodies can do.
  • “Talents Game” (March 2003 Friend)
    Use these cards to play a game that helps you learn how talents can be used to help people.