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