For Older Kids

“For Older Kids,” Friend, April 2019

For Older Kids

Friend Magazine, 2019/04 Apr

Illustrations by Thomas S. Child


Why was 6 afraid of 7? (See answer below.)

God’s Amazing Universe

Did you know?

  • The sunsets on Mars are blue.

  • Earth is spinning at a rate of 1,000 miles per hour (1,600 kph)! We don’t feel it because we are moving with it.

  • Space is totally silent. There’s no air, so there can’t be any sound waves.

Scripture Power

Recently my dad was reading the Book of Mormon to my family. When we read 2 Nephi 31:20, Dad explained that it was one of his favorite scriptures. He said that it explains the whole plan of salvation. He read the scripture again, and I could really feel the Spirit say it was true. He said if we ever needed a reminder of how to return to our Heavenly Father, then we could read this scripture.

Luke S., age 11, California, USA

Family History Fun

Use the Family Tree app to find out where your ancestors are from. (Have a parent help you sign in.) Click “More” and then “Map My Ancestors.” How many different places do you see? List them here!

Brain Break

Make an after-school snack that doubles as a work of art!

Art Challenge

Try to draw this shape without picking up your pencil or retracing any lines. See one solution on page 39.

Answer: Because 7 ate 9!