Family Fun Time: Temple Preparation
Sep. 2014

“Family Fun Time: Temple Preparation,” Friend, Sep. 2014, 6

Family Fun Time

Read “Michelle’s Birthday Wish” (page 4). We need to be righteous to come into Heavenly Father’s house. This is why the bishop interviews us before we can have a temple recommend. If you are keeping the commandments and repenting when you do something wrong, you are already preparing to enter the temple! Use the activity below to talk about how you can be ready for your own temple recommend interview when you are older.

Putting It All Together

Print an 8x11-inch (20x28-cm) picture of a temple. (You can download a photo at lds.org/temples.) Cut the picture into a puzzle and write a question on each piece. Take turns drawing the pieces out of a bag. For each puzzle piece you fit together, talk about the question on the back.

Here are some questions to write on your puzzle:

  • What can we do to show our faith in Jesus Christ?

  • Why was the Restoration of the gospel important?

  • What does it mean to sustain President Thomas S. Monson as the prophet, seer, and revelator of the Church?

  • How can we have courage to be honest all the time?

  • Why is it important to pay our tithing?

  • Talk about ways we might be tempted to break the Word of Wisdom. Why does Heavenly Father ask us to obey this commandment?

  • How can we live so that we can feel the promptings of the Holy Ghost?

Apple Cake

Be sure to get an adult’s help with this recipe.

1 1/2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

5 tablespoons butter

3/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 large egg

1/2 cup milk

1 cup finely chopped peeled apple (about 1 medium apple)

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).

  2. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl.

  3. Beat the butter and sugar together in a separate bowl with an electric mixer. Beat in the vanilla and egg.

  4. Beat in the flour mixture and the milk. Carefully stir in the apples.

  5. Pour into a round 9-inch (23-cm) greased and floured cake pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when you stick it in the middle. Let cake cool for 10 minutes before taking it out of the pan.

Family Fun Time

Top: illustration by Bryan Beach; other illustrations by Cam Kendall