Come Follow Me 1/30/2023 – 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 1/30/2023.

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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 1/30 for Kids

Song

Because I Have Been Given Much (Hymns #219)

Scripture

Matthew 4:1–2Luke 4:1–2

Lesson

  • Read Matthew 4:1–2Luke 4:1–2
  • What is fasting?
  • What are fast offerings?
  • Jesus fasted for 40 days. Why did he do that?
  • What can we fast for?
  • Fasting means giving up something that our body wants to make our spirit stronger. What could you give up to make your spirit strong? Can we do it together as a family?

Activity

Kids and marshmallow experiment.

Treat

A sweet bread

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 1/30 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 1/30:

And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.

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

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 1/30 for Kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 1/30 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 1/30:

  • 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 1/30 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 1/30
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 1/30
  • 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

Reverence Is Love (Children’s #31)

Scripture

Matthew 4:1

Discussion

  • Jesus went into the wilderness to be with God.
  • Where can you feel close to God?
  • Do you ever sit very still and think about him? You can do this in your own house/room.

Journal Entry

How can I be close to God today?

Activity

Jesus in the Wilderness spot the difference page

Tuesday Devotional

Song

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

Scripture

Hebrews 2:18

Discussion

  • What does temptation mean?  Remind kids of the marshmallow experiment from FHE.
  • If we feel like we want to do something bad, is that bad?
  • We should try to recognize when we are tempted to make a wrong choice so we can change what we want to do.
  • Jesus never did anything wrong, so why do you think He tempted?

Journal Entry

How can I know when I am being tempted?

Activity

Pepper and dish soap science experiment

Wednesday Devotional

Song

Scripture

Matthew 4:1–11

Discussion

  • What did Satan tempt Jesus to do?
  • What does Satan tempt you to do?
  • How did Jesus resist the temptations?
  • What can you do now, before the temptation comes, to help you make the right choice when you are tempted?

Journal Entry

What can I do when I am tempted?

Activity

Satan tempts Jesus coloring page

Thursday Devotional

Song

Tell Me the Stories of Jesus (Children’s #57)

Scripture

Luke 4:18–19

Discussion

  • What was Jesus’ mission?
  • What does the word Messiah mean? (Anointed One) – Refers to being anointed to be king.
  • Watch this video
    • Why do you think some people didn’t like him saying who he was?
    • Do you stand up for what’s right, even if it makes others angry?

Journal Entry

When have I been in a situation where I needed to stand for right?

Activity

Crown maze

Friday Devotional

Song

Come, Follow Me (Hymns #116)

Scripture

Matthew 4:19-20

Discussion

  • What does it mean to be a fisher of men?
  • What did the apostles do when Christ invited them to leave and follow Him? (They were at work.)
  • How do Jesus ask you to follow Him? Do you have to give anything up?

Journal Entry

What can I give up to follow Jesus today?

Activity

Pipe cleaner and bead fish

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 1/30

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 1/30:

Invite the children to share with their families what they learned about being fishers of men.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 1/30

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 1/30 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 1/30

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 1/30

  • Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
  • Watch “Jesus Declares He Is the Messiah”
  • Read or watch “Chapter 17: Angry People in Nazareth
  • Jesus’ Temptation Hidden Pictures
  • Watch or read “Chapter 11: Jesus Is Tempted,” in New Testament Stories, 30–31.
  • Jesus’ Temptation Word Tiles
  • Sunday school lesson Jesus Tempted In the Dessert
  • Jesus’ Temptation Word Search
  • Play a “What if” game. Write on pieces of paper “What if” questions that describe temptations and ask children to come up with solutions.
    • What if you find something that belongs to someone else?
    • What if you promise your father you will help him, but a friend comes by and asks you to play?
    • What if your friends make fun of you for not smoking some cigarettes they found (or drinking alcohol or taking drugs)?
    • What if you know you will get in trouble if you tell the truth?
  • Prepare some “Temptation Cards.” On 3″ by 5″ cards or pieces of paper write temptations that the children might have, such as lying, cheating, stealing, using vulgar language, and so on. On other cards, “Help Cards,” write Faith in Jesus Christ, Parents, Teachers, Good friends, Prayer, Fasting, Church leaders, Scriptures, the Holy Ghost, Avoiding temptations, and other things that help people resist temptation. Place the Temptation Cards face down in one pile and the Help Cards face down in another pile. Have a child choose a Help and a Temptation Card and share what is written on each. Discuss as a family how the Help Card can make it easier to resist the Temptation Card.
  • Sing or read the words to one or more of the following songs: “Hum Your Favorite Hymn” (Children’s Songbook, p. 152); “The Still Small Voice” (Children’s Songbook, p. 106); “Listen, Listen” (Children’s Songbook, p. 107); “Keep the Commandments” (Children’s Songbook,p. 146).
  • Jesus is Tempted cut and paste

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