Come Follow Me 1/2/2023 – Devotionals & FHE for Children

Daily devotionals, Family Home Evening (FHE), and Sunday ideas for kids and young children that go with Come, Follow Me for 1/2/2023.

If you find these Come Follow Me 1/2 devotionals and other ideas for kids useful, please share them with others!

You can get all of the devotionals here.

Last week’s devotional

Click the topic to jump to where you want to go:

Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 1/2 for Kids

Song

Families Can Be Together Forever (Children’s #188)

Scripture

Matthew 1:1-16

Lesson

  • Talk about family trees. Show that Matthew 1 includes Jesus’s family tree
  • Why is it important to know about your ancestors?
  • Luke 1:37 What are impossible things that God has done? (miracles)
  • What kinds of things can He do for you?

Activity

Family tree coloring page

Treat

Fudge tree rings

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 1/2 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 1/2: Luke 1:37

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures. You can download these tracing sheets as a PDF.

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 1/2 for kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 1/2 devotionals with your children!  Please don’t feel as though you have to use every single question, journal entry, or activity.  Just make sure you look at the activity in advance so you can gather any materials they may require.

Here is a general outline for each devotional for Come Follow Me 1/2:

  • Start by singing the song together and saying a prayer
  • Read the scripture together, then your family can have a discussion using the questions/comments provided.
  • Copy the journal entries into a spiral notebook.  The child or the parent can write the question at the top, after which the child can write or draw an answer.
  • Have fun together doing the activity as a family!

Modifications for older children for Come, Follow Me 1/2 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 1/2
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 1/2
  • Instead of answering the journal entry with a drawing, you can create a study journal (a simple spiral notebook will work) to answer the question with a few sentences or paragraphs, depending on the child’s age.

You might also enjoy these Come Follow Me Workbooks for Kids:

Monday Devotional

Song

Come Follow Me (Hymns #116)

Scripture

Mathew 9:9

Discussion

  • Who was Matthew?
    • He was a publican (someone who collected money from people – they didn’t like him).
    • He chose to follow Jesus instead and became an apostle.
    • Matthew was a Jew
    • Wrote to the Jews
  • Who was Luke?
    • He was a doctor
    • A friend of the apostle Paul
    • Wrote to the Gentiles (people who weren’t Jews)

Journal Entry

How can I follow Christ like Matthew and Luke?

Activity

4 Gospels coloring page

Tuesday Devotional

Song

The Shepherd’s Carol (Children’s #40)

Scripture

Luke 1:28-35

Discussion

  • Why did Jesus have an mortal mother and a immortal Father?
    • He had to be able to die.
    • He had to be able to come back to life.
  • Why was Mary chosen to be his mother?

Journal Entry

How can I be like Mary today?

Activity

Gabriel visits Mary – color by number.

Wednesday Devotional

Song

Be Still My Soul (Hymns #124)

Scripture

Luke 1:24-25

Discussion

  • Sometimes blessings don’t come right away.
  • Zacharias and Elizabeth were very old when they had John.
  • Why do you think that Heavenly Father let them not have a baby for so long?
  • Do you think it was important for John to be born around the time of Jesus?
  • What blessings do you have to wait for?

Journal Entry

What is a blessing I have had to wait for before?

Activity

Birth of John the Baptist – spot the differences

Thursday Devotional

Song

When We’re Helping We’re Happy (Children’s #198b)

Scripture

Matthew 1:18–25Luke 1:26–38

Discussion

  • How Does Mary respond to the Angel telling her that she is going to have a baby?
  • Why is it important to be OK with Heavenly Father’s plan even if it isn’t what we want to do?
  • Why is it important to listen to Mommy and Daddy when they ask you to do something you don’t want to do?
  • What happened to Zacharias when he didn’t believe what the angel said?

Journal Entry

How can I obey better today like Mary and Joseph?

Activity

Choose the Right Chutes & Ladders

Friday Devotional

Song

I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus (Children’s #78)

Scripture

Luke 1:46–55

Discussion

  • What kind of things did Mary say Jesus would be like?
  • What are the blessings for those that follow Jesus?
  • How and what does the Spirit teach you about this?

Journal Entry

How can I be like Jesus today?

Activity

Mary visits Elizabeth puzzle

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 1/2

The Come, Follow Me – For Primary manual contains a section in each week’s lesson entitled “Encourage Learning at Home.”  Here is this week’s invitation for Come Follow Me 1/2:

Invite the children to share with their families any pictures they drew during class. Encourage them to ask their family members about times when God answered their prayers.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 1/2

Use Sundays for a time of reflection; share what you discussed that day in each of your classes.  Did you learn anything new or hear a different perspective about what you studied this week?

If you went to a class that did not use the Come, Follow Me 1/2 Manual, then share what stood out to you the most in your class.

Take a few minutes to talk about what parts of Sacrament Meeting you felt like were meant for you. If your younger children are struggling during Sacrament, try using these Ideas and Activities to Keep Toddlers and Kids Quiet During Church

Here are some activities that go along with this week’s topic in Come Follow Me 1/2

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 1/2

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.