For Older Kids

“For Older Kids,” Friend, August 2020

For Older Kids

Friend Magazine, 2020/08 Aug

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Brain Teaser

What can you hold in your right hand but not your left? (See page 39.)

Closer to God

During COVID-19, I thought, “How’s the Church going to keep bringing us closer to God?” Then I realized I have more time with my family and to read scriptures. Then over time I was brought closer to Heavenly Father. I know that spending more time with my family and reading the scriptures brought the Spirit to my home.

Mason L., age 10, Colorado, USA

A Look inside the Temple

Each temple has a desk where people show their temple recommends before they go inside. A recommend is a card that shows you are ready and worthy to enter the Lord’s house.

Can you guess where this temple is? Hint: It was the 4th temple dedicated in Africa! (See page 39.)

  1. Bangkok, Thailand

  2. Kinshasa, DR Congo

  3. Papeete, Tahiti

  4. Perth, Australia

Family History Corner

Make an All-about-Me Box! Find a box and put things in it that represent who you are and what you like to do. Write a sentence for each thing to explain why it describes you. Then take a picture of each thing and add it to

Secret Service

  • Pray for someone who is having a hard time.

  • Write a letter to the first person who pops into your mind!

  • Leave change in a vending machine for someone else to use.

Art Challenge

Trace the shadow of a toy or another cool object.

Answers: Your left elbow, b