Come Follow Me 1/9/2023 – 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 1/9/2023.

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You can get all of the devotionals here.

Last week’s devotional

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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 1/9 for Kids

Song

Mary’s Lullaby (Children’s #44)

Scripture

Luke 2:49,;Moses 1:39 

Lesson

  • Now read Luke 2:49.  Mary was worried about Jesus, but Jesus knew it was more important to do “His Father’s work.”
  • Read Moses 1:39 and discuss what exactly the Father’s work is.

Activity

Write down some ways your family can participate in the Father’s business and placing them in a jar. During the coming week, when your family is looking for ways to do Heavenly Father’s work, they can select ideas from the jar. Plan a time on Sunday when you will share your experiences.

Treat

Baby Jesus in the Manger Rice Krispie Treats

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 1/9 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 1/9: Luke 2:52

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

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

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 1/9 for Kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 1/9 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 1/9:

  • 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 1/9 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 1/9
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 1/9
  • 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

“Once Within a Lowly Stable” (Children’s #41)

Scripture

Luke 2:1–7

Discussion

  • Who made the earth?  (Jesus, under the direction of Heavenly Father.)
  • When Jesus was born, there wasn’t any room for them in an inn, so they had to sleep in a barn.
  • What if you had to give up the home you were in right now to go live in a barn? This is an example of how Jesus was humble.

Journal Entry

How can I follow Jesus’s example of humility?

Activity

Baby Jesus in the Manger fingerprint craft

Tuesday Devotional

Song

“The Nativity Song” (Children’s #53)

Scripture

Discussion

  • Read the scriptures above, one at a time.
  • After reading each set, talk about what each person/group did to worship and witness Jesus.
  • Discuss different ways that we can worship and witness Jesus in our lives.

Journal Entry

How can I worship and witness abut Jesus today?

Activity

Away in a Manger Dice Game

Wednesday Devotional

Song

“When Joseph Went to Bethlehem” (Children’s #38)

Scripture

Matthew 2:13–23

Discussion

  • When Jesus was born and the Wise Men came to look for him, they asked King Herod (a wicked man) where to find Jesus.  Herod was afraid that the new baby Jesus would make it so he wouldn’t be king anymore.
  • The Wise Men wouldn’t go back tell Herod where to find Jesus, so Herod tried to kill ALL of the babies.  An angel came and told Joseph to take Mary and Jesus away to Egypt.
  • Parents can receive revelation to protect their families.  (Perhaps share a personal experience of a time that inspiration kept someone safe.)
  • We won’t always see an angel, but the Holy Ghost will help keep us safe.  We need to be obedient to the commandments so we can hear the still, small voice of the Spirit.

Journal Entry

How can I follow the Wise Men’s example of courage?

Activity

Flight into Egypt coloring page

Thursday Devotional

Song

“He Sent His Son” (Children’s #34)

Scripture

Luke 2:47; Luke 2:40, 52; Joseph Smith Translation, Matthew 3:24–26

Discussion

  • Briefly talk about what was discussed during FHE when Jesus was missing for 3 days.  During that time, He was teaching the priests (who were very knowledgeable).
  • Even though Jesus was young, He still could teach others.
  • Read these verses and discuss what Jesus did when He was young to prepare to teach. Luke 2:40, 52 and Joseph Smith Translation, Matthew 3:24–26

Journal Entry

How can I be like Jesus and prepare while I am young?

Activity

Free Printables for Setting Personal Development Goals Like Christ

Friday Devotional

Song

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

Scripture

1 Nephi 13:28

Discussion

  • Talk about how before Joseph Smith was called as a prophet, the Bible had been changed and people were confused.
  • Heavenly Father told Joseph what the Bible was supposed to say, and that is called the Joseph Smith Translation.
  • Yesterday we read from it when we learned about what Jesus was like when He was young.  Isn’t that important?

Journal Entry

How can I show the scriptures are important to me?

Activity

Translation printables 

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 1/9

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 1/9:

Invite the children to teach their family something they learned about the birth of Jesus Christ.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 1/9

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 1/9 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 1/9

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 1/9

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2 Comments

  1. I just wanted to say thank you for all of this! It’s been a wonderful addition to our homeschool and Sundays.

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