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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 1/9 for Kids
Mary’s Lullaby (Children’s #44)
- Watch the video of the angel Gabriel visiting Mary. Point out how Mary was obedient to what the angel told her God wanted her to do.
- 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.
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.
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.
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:
“Once Within a Lowly Stable” (Children’s #41)
- 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.
How can I follow Jesus’s example of humility?
“The Nativity Song” (Children’s #53)
- 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.
How can I worship and witness abut Jesus today?
“When Joseph Went to Bethlehem” (Children’s #38)
- 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.
How can I follow the Wise Men’s example of courage?
“He Sent His Son” (Children’s #34)
- 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
How can I be like Jesus and prepare while I am young?
“Tell Me the Stories of Jesus” (Children’s #57)
- 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?
How can I show the scriptures are important to me?
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
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Watch The Christ Child: A Nativity Story
- Play the game “telephone” if you have multiple children to show how a message can be confused when repeated over and over.
- Coloring Page: “The First Christmas” (December 2012 Friend). Connect the dots to finish this picture of the Wise Men searching for Jesus.
- Watch “The First Christmas Spirit”
- Coloring Page: “Jesus Christ Is Born” (December 2013 Friend)
- “Make Your Own Manger” (December 2013 Friend). Make a manger out of a brown paper sack.
- Watch The Christ Child Is Presented at the Temple
- Coloring Page: “And [the shepherds] came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger” (December 2017 Liahona and Friend)
- Watch Shepherds Learn of the Birth of Christ
- Coloring Page: “Christmas Is about Jesus” (December 2019 Liahona and Friend)
- Coloring Page: “Sharing Time Activity: The Nativity” (December 1982 Liahona). Children can color and cut out a Nativity scene.
- “Star of Bethlehem” (December 2007 Friend). Find how many times the word star appears in this word search.
- “The Wondrous Nativity” (December 2008 Liahona and Friend). Create a Nativity scene with these cutouts.
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