For Older Kids: Temple Edition!

    “For Older Kids: Temple Edition!” Friend, September 2019

    For Older Kids: Temple Edition!

    Friend Magazine, 2019/09 Sep

    Illustrations by Thomas S. Child

    Brain Teaser

    Twelve brothers stand tall

    With a bowl upon their backs

    In a holy place.

    What is it? See answer below.

    Temple Facts

    Did you know?

    • Nine out of twelve countries in South America have a temple.

    • The tallest Angel Moroni statue is 21 feet (6.4 m), on the Jordan River Utah Temple.

    • The heaviest Angel Moroni statues weigh about 4,000 pounds (1,815 kg).

    Temple Power

    The temple has a beauty words cannot explain.

    The temple has a beauty that glistens in the rain.

    The temple has the Spirit. I can feel it near.

    The temple has a purpose: to teach me why I’m here.

    Ava E., age 10, Arizona, USA

    I Love to See the Temple

    Unscramble the words to find out what is written on each temple. (Hint: See the story on pages 32–33.)


    Art Challenge

    Build your own temple with blocks or sketch a design on paper.

    Answers: temple baptismal font (the twelve oxen statues represent the twelve tribes of Israel); Holiness to the Lord