Family Fun Time: Service
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“Family Fun Time: Service,” Friend, Dec. 2014, 6

Family Fun Time: Service

Friend Magazine, 2014/12 Dec

Read “The Cup-for-a-Can Cocoa Stand” (page 4). Service doesn’t have to cost anything. One of the best ways to help someone is with your time. You can help a neighbor shovel a walk or weed a yard, make a fun treat for someone, or send a picture or letter to a friend. What are things your family can do to serve others?

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

Hot Cocoa Mix

Make this treat for your family or to give as a gift.

2 1/2 cups instant dry milk powder

3 cups powdered sugar

1 cup cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips or 1 cup mini marshmallows (optional)

  1. Mix the ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in the chocolate chips or marshmallows last. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

  2. To give this as a gift, pour the mix into jars. Copy step 3 onto nice paper and tape it to each jar. You can decorate the jars with ribbons or stickers.

  3. To make hot cocoa, add 1/3 cup of the cocoa mix to 1 cup of hot water or milk. Mix well with a fork.

Scripture Service Chain

You can make this chain and read a new scripture about service each day in December.

You will need:

colored paper



  1. Cut out 31 strips of colored paper.

  2. Write the scripture references below on your strips of paper.

  3. Glue the papers in links to make a chain.

  4. Each day in December, break off a link and read that scripture.

Ephesians 6:8

Matthew 25:35–40

1 Corinthians 13:13

Revelation 2:19

Titus 3:8

Ether 12:33–34

2 Nephi 2:3

James 1:27

John 13:4–16

Mosiah 2:17

Mosiah 5:15

3 Nephi 27:21

D&C 4:2

Alma 5:41

Matthew 5:43–44

D&C 24:7

Articles of Faith 1:13

Moses 7:18

Mosiah 4:16

Mosiah 4:15

Matthew 14:13–21

Mosiah 18:8–9

John 13:34-35

Matthew 23:11

D&C 81:5

Joshua 24:15

Mosiah 18:21

Matthew 5:16

1 Corinthians 13:4–7

Mark 9:35

Matthew 7:12