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- Family Home Evening
- Scripture of the Week
- Primary Challenge
- Sunday Activity Ideas
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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 1/22 for Kids
- Create a simple statement of truth found in the Book of Mormon. Here are some examples:
- And he inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him… and all are alike unto God. (2 Nephi 26:33)
- I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little. (2 Nephi 28:30)
- Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do. (2 Nephi 32:3)
- that ye must pray always, and not faint; that ye must not perform any thing unto the Lord save in the first place ye shall pray unto the Father in the name of Christ (2 Nephi 32:9)
- And if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. (Mosiah 2:41)
- Therefore I would that ye should be perfect even as I, or your Father who is in heaven is perfect. (3 Nephi 12:48)
- Cut it up and jumble the words and have family members attempt to understand what it is trying to say.
- Discuss some of the plain and precious truths that were lost in the Bible and why it is so important that we have them restored through the Book of Mormon.
- You may also bear testimony of how some of the simple, but important things taught in the Book of Mormon have blessed your life.
- Watch “The Book of Mormon—a Book from God”
Play the game “telephone” where family members whisper a secret in another’s ear and it goes around the room in a circle. Compare the original message with the one the final family member heard to demonstrate how easy it is to misunderstand.
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 1/22 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 1/22: 1 Nephi 15:24
And I said unto them that it was the word of God; and whoso would hearken unto the word of God, and would hold fast unto it, they would never perish; neither could the temptations and the fiery darts of the adversary overpower them unto blindness, to lead them away to destruction.
You can download these tracing sheets as a PDF.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 1/22 for Kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 1/22 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 1/22:
- 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 1/22 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 1/22
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Home and Church: Book of Mormon 2024 for Come Follow Me 1/22
- 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.
- Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures.
God Is Love (Hymns #87)
- Nephi prays to see the same vision as his father. He sees it, and an angel helps him understand all of the symbols.
- The tree of life in Nephi’s and Lehi’s visions represents the love of God.
- What do you find that helps you understand why Jesus Christ is the ultimate expression of God’s love?
- See also John 3:16.
- What other verses in chapter 11 helped you learn more about what God did for us out of love?
What around me is proof of God’s love?
The Spirit of God (Hymns #2)
- Nephi saw our day in his vision, including the restoration of the gospel.
- Why do you think he was given that vision?
- How could it have helped him?
- How does it help you to know that Nephi saw what was going to happen long after he died?
- Watch “Nephi Sees a Vision of Future Events”
How can I get helpful information from Heavenly Father?
Israel, Israel, God Is Calling (Hymns #7)
- In these chapters a ‘great and abominable’ church is mentioned a lot.
- Elder Dallin H. Oaks explained that this church represents “any philosophy or organization that opposes belief in God. And the ‘captivity’ into which this ‘church’ seeks to bring the saints will not be so much physical confinement as the captivity of false ideas”
- False ideas about God and His plan are everywhere and can ‘capture’ us.
- That is one reason we have prophets in addition to personal revelation. They help us know the truth and follow it.
What does the true prophet teach?
Did You Think to Pray? (Hymns #140)
- Have you ever felt like Heavenly Father wasn’t giving you the personal revelation you wanted?
- What did Nephi say we should do? (verses 7-9)
- What do we need to do in addition to asking?
- Did you receive the revelation after trying those additional steps?
What can I pray for this week?
The Iron Rod (Hymns #274)
- Nephi often had urgent things to say to his brothers. These verses are something Nephi felt were very important.
- What was Nephi’s message, and why do you think he felt so strongly about it?
- What kept people from reaching the tree? What helped them reach it?
- Elder David A. Bednar taught that “the word of God” can refer to the scriptures, to the words of living prophets, and to Jesus Christ Himself.
- What do you think it means to “hold fast” to the scriptures and words of living prophets?
- What might it mean to “hold fast” to Jesus Christ?
How can I hold fast to the iron rod this week?
Recreate the iron rod in your home.
Primary Children’s Activities for Come Follow Me 1/22
The Come, Follow Me – Home and Church: Book of Mormon 2024 manual suggests that you look at this month’s issue of the Friend magazine for more ideas.
There is also an activity page in this week’s section of the CFM manual.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 1/22
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 1/22 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 Meeting, 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 1/22
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 1/22
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian (or do them in the workbook if you purchased it from Amazon).
- Match these prophets to their teachings
- Show Joseph Smith Translation to the children and look up some of the Bible verses and compare them to what Joseph Smith translated. Discuss how it changes the meaning of the scriptures.
- Follow President Hinckley’s counsel to write down a scripture verse to look at every morning
- Read Jorge F. Zeballos, “Building a Life Resistant to the Adversary,” Liahona, Nov. 2022, 50–52.
- Look at the ideas for scripture reading and talk about which ones you can do together as a family during the week to make scriptures more fun
- Cut out these scripture cards and look for more verses to put on them.
- Read Susan H. Porter, “God’s Love: The Most Joyous to the Soul,” Liahona, Nov. 2021, 33–35.
- Singing a song like “He Sent His Son” (Children’s Songbook, 34–35) could help your children feel God’s love. After you sing, ask your children what they learn from the song.
- Read “But We Heeded Them Not” (Liahona, May 2022, 14–16).
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