For Older Kids

    “For Older Kids,” Friend, December 2019

    For Older Kids

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    What song do monkeys sing at Christmas?

    See answer below.

    God’s Amazing World

    Did you know?

    • It takes about 8 minutes for the sun’s light to reach us.

    • Lightning comes before thunder because light travels faster than sound.

    • Sound travels faster in water than in air.

    Prayer Power

    I have some special needs that make it hard for me to control my feelings. I go to therapy. I have been praying for help. The last time I went to a therapy appointment, my dad and I could tell my prayers had worked.

    Skye H., age 11, Arizona, USA

    Family History Fun

    Start a cookbook of family recipes and make one of the recipes together.

    Brain Break

    Grab a snack, put a blanket on the floor, and have an indoor picnic!

    Art Challenge

    Draw Mary and baby Jesus from the letter g.

    Answer: Jungle Bells!