Come Follow Me 1/23/2023 – 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 1/23/2023.

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You can get all of the devotionals here.

Last week’s devotionals

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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 1/23 for Kids

Song

When I Am Baptized (Children’s #103)

Scripture

Matthew 3:11–17

Lesson

  • Baptism
    • What is the Aaronic priesthood? Why is it needed for baptism?
    • What does baptism mean?
      • Wash away sins
      • Promise to try to be like Jesus and help others
  • How to we know if Mommy and Daddy are happy with us? What do they do?
  • How do we know if Heavenly Father is happy with us?  How does the Holy Ghost tell us?  Read Galatians 5:22

Activity

Wash dirty stones together (crystals or pretty colors are good).  Use as analogy to how baptism and repentance wash us clean from our sins.

Treat

Fruit salad, fruit kabobs, or anything else with fruit to represent the fruits of the Spirit.

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 1/23 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 1/23: Matthew 3:16–17

And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

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

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 1/23 for Kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 1/23 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 1/23:

  • 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 1/23 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 1/23
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 1/23
  • 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

The Books in the New Testament (Children’s #116)

Scripture

Bible Dictionary, “Mark.”  Use this time to explain how the Bible Dictionary can help us learn more about what we read (people, places, word definitions, etc.)

Discussion

  • Who was Mark?
    • Missionary companion for a lot of the apostles like Peter and Paul
    • Mark wanted people to understand the Jesus was the son of God living as a man among the people.

Journal Entry

How can we follow Mark’s example?

Activity

Find all the places Mark went on a mission in the Bible Maps.  (Listed in the Bible Dictionary.)

Tuesday Devotional

Song

Help Me, Dear Father (Children’s #99)

Scripture

Luke 3:11–14

Discussion

  • Repentance is a mighty change of heart
  • There are 4 steps to repentance:
    • Feel sorry
    • Ask forgiveness
    • Right the wrong
    • Don’t do the wrong again

Journal Entry

What do I need to repent of today?

Activity

Cleaning your hearts

Wednesday Devotional

Song

The Commandments (Children’s #112)

Scripture

Matthew 23:25-27

Discussion

  • Who were the Pharisees and Sadducees?
    • Church leaders at the time when Jesus was born, but they were not always righteous.  They tried to make people be obedient to things that weren’t really commandments, and they were very judgmental.
  • Like a cup – clean on the outside, but dirty on the inside.

Journal Entry

How can I be clean on the inside?

Activity

“What’s in Your Cup?” Puppet Craft

Thursday Devotional

Song

Baptism (Children’s #99)

Scripture

John 1:32–33

Discussion

Compare Jesus’ baptism with what your baptism is like:

Who baptized Jesus, and what authority did he hold?Who will baptize you, and what authority does he hold?
Where was Jesus baptized?Where will you be baptized?
How was Jesus baptized?How will you be baptized?
Why was Jesus baptized?Why will you be baptized?
How did Heavenly Father show that He was pleased with Jesus?How will Heavenly Father show that He is pleased when you are baptized?

Journal Entry

Fill out the chart in the discussion.

Activity

Baptism of Jesus Spinner

Friday Devotional

Song

When Jesus Christ Was Baptized (Children’s #102)

Scripture

Matthew 3:16–17

Discussion

  • What is the Godhead? Who are the 3 Beings?
  • Are they the same person? Why not?
    • Baptism of Jesus, First Vision, and Savior visiting Americas all show that they are three different individuals.
    • They are just one in purpose – like how Mommy and Daddy have the same rules for the kids.  If one says no, you can’t go ask the other parent.

Journal Entry

How can I be one with the Godhead?

Activity

Godhead Color By Number (no need to read the scriptures, just reference the colors)

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 1/23

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 1/23:

Encourage each child to ask their parents, other family members, or friends about their baptisms.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 1/23

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 1/23 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 1/23

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 1/23

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