For Older Kids
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“For Older Kids,” Friend, August 2018

For Older Kids

Friend Magazine, 2018/08 Aug

Illustrations by Thomas S. Child

Dear Journal

Write about school. What’s your favorite subject? Who’s your teacher?


Why do sharks swim in salt water?

See answer below.

Secret Service

  • Leave a nice note on someone’s car.

  • Pick up trash and throw it away.

  • Fill up the soap dispenser at home so it’s full for the next person.

I stood tall when I shared the gospel with my 5th and 6th grade teachers by giving them a Book of Mormon with my testimony written in it. It felt good to share the gospel, because I think that is what Jesus would have done.

Liana M., age 12, New Jersey, USA

Quick Quiz

How many years did Jacob have to work in order to marry Rachel? See answer below.

  1. 28 years

  2. 14 years

  3. 7 years

  4. 5 years

Thanks to Elizabeth P., age 10, Oregon, USA, for submitting this question!

Draw It!

Draw a bird from an arrow!

Answers: Pepper water makes them sneeze!; 14 years