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Read “A Prophet’s Love” (pages 2–3) and do the “Climbing the Stairs” activity on page 2. Make a goal to serve in the three ways you listed throughout the week.
Read “The Pumpkin Experiment” (pages 4–6). What effect did Abby’s kindness have on Rachel? Fill a glass with water and add a few drops of food coloring. Watch as the water changes color. Just as the food coloring influences the color of the water, a person can have a great influence on someone else. As a family, discuss ways that you can be a good influence on others.
Turn to “My Family Tree” (pages 24–25), and read the poem on page 24. Why is it important to know your family’s history? As a family, complete the family tree activity. As you fill in the spaces for your family members, find out something interesting about them such as a favorite hobby or special experience. Record what you learn in a family journal.
Read “Questions and Answers about the Temple” (pages 40–41). Write down any other questions you have about the temple, and ask your parents or Primary leaders. Draw a picture of a temple and hang it somewhere that you can see it every day.