Daily devotionals, Family Home Evening (FHE), and Sunday ideas for kids and young children that go with Come, Follow Me for 1/4/2021.
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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 1/4 for Kids
- Read the first vision and/or watch this video.
- Talk about some of the truths that we learn from this experience. There is much more than just that no other churches were correct.
- You can also discuss how members of the family gained testimonies of Joseph Smith and the first vision.
Draw pictures of what you think the first vision looked like.
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 1/4 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 1/4: Joseph Smith—History 1:17
When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!
Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 1/4 for kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 1/4 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 1/4:
- 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 1/4 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 1/4
- 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:
- Before we study all of the Doctrine and Covenants, we should talk about Joseph Smith. He was the prophet who received most of the revelations in D&C. We learn about him in Joseph Smith – History
- Why does Joseph say that he writes down his story?
- How did the Lord prepare him for restoring the gospel? What was life like for him?
How is the Lord preparing me to complete my mission?
- Why did Joseph feel confused? What did he do?
- Do we have times when we feel confused? How can we follow Joseph Smith’s example?
What can I do when I have a question?
Color by number “Prayer” (September 1998 Liahona and Friend)
Joseph Smith’s First Prayer (Hymns #26)
- How did Heavenly Father answer Joseph Smith’s prayer? How did this change Joseph’s life and the world?
- What does He do to answer our prayers?
- What can we learn from the First Vision about Heavenly Father and Jesus?
What truths do I know because of the First Vision?
- After the First Vision, Joseph told different people about what happened. How did the different people react?
- Sometimes we might have spiritual experiences that others don’t want to believe. What can we do when people challenge our beliefs? How can we be like Joseph and Paul?
What can I do to have courage to be true to my spiritual experiences?
“Saving the Book of Commandments” (July 2013 Friend)
“First Vision Accounts” (Gospel Topics, topics.ChurchofJesusChrist.org) – just read the overview.
- Joseph Smith wrote down the First Vision several times. Each time, it was a little bit different.
- He often used a scribe (someone to write down for him), and other people wrote down stories they heard him tell about it.
- Why are there differences? Does it change the story?
How can I know that the First Vision really happened?
Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 1/4
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 1/4:
Invite the children to share the story of Joseph Smith’s First Vision with someone—if possible, with someone who hasn’t heard it before. They could use this week’s activity page to help them tell the story.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 1/4
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 1/4 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.
Here are some activities that go along with this week’s topic in Come Follow Me 1/4:
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Watch the video “Joseph Smith and His Family“
- Watch the 2 minute video “Joseph Smith’s First Vision”
- See the 1 hour video “Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration”
- Watch the 20 minute video “The Restoration”
- Coloring Page: “My faith in Jesus Christ grows when I learn about the Restoration of the gospel.” (May 2007 Friend)
- “The First Vision” (April 2009 Friend) A quiz with questions about the First Vision from Joseph Smith—History
- “The First Vision” (January 2001 Friend) Includes pictures and instructions to create a shoe-box panorama of the First Vision.
- “Jesus Christ Restored the Fulness of the Gospel through Joseph Smith” (April 2010 Liahona and Friend). Includes a picture pinwheel depicting various scenes such as Joseph studying the Bible and the First Vision.
- Joseph Smith color-by-picture
- Packet for Joseph Smith’s first vision
- Timeline for Joseph Smith and the First Vision
- Read aloud from the book Saints, 1:3–19.
- Read the “Voices of the Restoration” quotes about Smith’s family at the end of this week’s portion in the Come, Follow Me manual.
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