Come Follow Me 10/11/2021 – Devotionals & FHE for Kids

Daily devotionals, Family Home Evening (FHE), and Sunday ideas for kids and young children that go with Come, Follow Me for 10/11/2021.

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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 10/11 for Kids

Song

“Give,” Said the Little Stream

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 117:1–11

Lesson

  • How much does a drop of water weigh? How about a gallon?
  • Sometimes we worry about small things that don’t matter and ignore the big problems that do.
  • What kinds of things do we worry about that we shouldn’t?
  • If we can’t take care of the small important things, God can’t trust us with the bigger things.

Activity

Try to guess what things weight more than others. See who can guess the most right.

Treat

“Marshmallow Covered Wagon” (July 2007 Friend)

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 10/11 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 10/11: Doctrine and Covenants 115:4–6

For thus shall my church be called in the last days, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Verily I say unto you all: Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations; And that the gathering together upon the land of Zion, and upon her stakes, may be for a defense, and for a refuge from the storm,

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

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 10/11 for kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 10/11 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 10/11:

  • 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 10/11 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 10/11
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 10/11
  • 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 Church of Jesus Christ (Children’s #77)

Scripture

Doctrine & Covenants 115:1-5, 3 Nephi 27:1–11

Discussion

  • President Russell M. Nelson said that the Church’s name is “a matter of great importance.”
  • Why do you think it is so important?
  • How should members of Christ’s church act?

Journal Entry

How can I be a good example of Christ’s church?

Activity

Color these badges with the Church’s name (scroll halfway down the page and click on the button that says “Print Handouts”)

Tuesday Devotional

Song

Adam-ondi-Ahman (Hymn #49)

Scripture

Doctrine & Covenants 115:6-8,12, 17-19

Discussion

  • After leaving Kirtland, the Lord called the people to gather in Far West, Missouri. This is near Adam-ondi-Ahman, which is where Adam and Eve lived after they left the garden of Eden. Christ will also come there when He comes again.
  • What does the Lord tell the people about Far West?
  • The people had been treated very cruelly. How do you think the Lord’s words about Far West made them feel?
  • What spiritual storms do you notice around you? How do these verses give you comfort?

Journal Entry

What can I do next time I feel worried?

Activity

Coloring Page: “Adam and Eve Teach Their Children”

Wednesday Devotional

Song

I Will Be Valiant (Children’s #162)

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 117:1–11

Discussion

  • Leaving Kirtland may have been particularly hard for people like Newel K. Whitney, who had established a prosperous life for his family there. 
  • What does the Lord tell Brother Whitney in these verses? How would they have made him feel?
  • How do they apply to when you make sacrifices?

Journal Entry

How can I know what things are really important?

Activity

“Pioneer Maze” (May 2011 Friend)

Thursday Devotional

Song

I Will Follow God’s Plan (Children’s #164)

Scripture

Doctrine & Covenants 117:12–15

Discussion

  • The sacrifice asked of Oliver Granger was different than Newel Whitney’s: the Lord assigned him to stay in Kirtland and settle the Church’s finances.
  • It was a heavy task, and while he represented the Church with integrity, he ultimately didn’t recover much money.
  • How would he have felt about his success with doing the Lord’s errand? What does the Lord tell him?
  • Sometimes the Lord asks us to do things that we may feel like we are failing, like serving a mission but no one gets baptized. How can we apply these verses to us?

Journal Entry

What should I do next time I feel like I am failing the Lord?

Activity

Make a poster that says F.A.I.L – First Attempt At Learning and hang it in the house.

Friday Devotional

Song

I Want to Give the Lord My Tenth (Children’s #150b)

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 119

Discussion

  • The Lord asked the people to pay tithing instead of living the Law of Consecration.
  • We still live the law of tithing today.
  • What are the blessings the Lord told the people in verse 6? How can those blessings apply to us?

Journal Entry

What blessings have I seen from paying tithing?

Activity

Tithing coloring page

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 10/11

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 10/11:

Invite the children to notice what they felt in their hearts or thoughts that came to their minds during Primary today. Encourage them to share those feelings and thoughts with their families.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 10/11

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 10/11 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 10/11:

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 10/11

  • Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
  • Read or watch “Chapter 43: Jesus Christ Names His Church,” Doctrine and Covenants Stories, 164).
  • Watch or read “Chapter 44: Tithing,” Doctrine and Covenants Stories, 165–66
  • Listen to or read President’s Nelson’s talk “The Correct Name of the Church,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2018, 87
  • See Saints, 1:296–99
  • Read “Far West and Adam-ondi-Ahman,” Revelations in Context, 235–41.
  • Sing all of the verses of Adam-ondi-Ahman (Hymns #49) and talk about what they mean and how they make you feel.
  • Watch the movie Legacy
  • “Tithing, the Best Choice” (February 2010 Liahona and Friend). A story for young children about a boy who paid tithing when he sold his prize calf. Includes a maze, hidden picture, and instructions to make a tithing jar.
  • Use these tithing coloring pages.
  • Encourage your child to do research on how someone he admires once failed. You can use the book Mistakes that Worked for inspiration or watch this YouTube video together. 
  • Use these free handouts about being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • I Belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints- Posters to use. You can cut them up and make into a puzzle.
  • Read these stories from the Friend about sacrifices people have made for the gospel. Discuss them as a family.
  • “Create Your Own Handcart” (July 2008 Liahona and Friend). Instructions and illustrations to create a paper handcart and pioneers to put in it. Find a wagon, a wheelbarrow, or another kind of cart to pull. Go on a walk with your family and take turns pulling the cart. You could pack a sack lunch in your cart and have a picnic after the walk. As you walk, talk about the story “Family Faith” (July 2007 Liahona and Friend) and discuss the faith the Jarvis family must have had. During your picnic, talk about ways you can show faith as the pioneers did.
  • Read about the Martin Handcart Company in “Heroes in the Snow” (November 2006 Friend). We may not face the trials that Peter overcame, but we can follow his example of faith. Use a box to represent a handcart and have family members fill it with objects symbolizing things of spiritual value—scriptures, a journal, a compass. Describe what each of these things means to you and how it will help you through trials during your mortal journey.

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