Come Follow Me 10/16/2023 – 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 10/16/2023.

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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 10/16 for Kids

Song

The Thirteenth Article of Faith (Children’s #132)

Scripture

1 Thessalonians 5:14–25 

Lesson

  • There is a lot of good counsel in these verses.
  • Pick a verse that you want your family to focus on and make some signs with the verse on it.
  • Put it somewhere so you can all see it and remember to do what it says.

Activity

Thirteenth Article of Faith Word Search

Treat

Elephant cake pops (“We believe in being honest, true, chased by an elephant…..”)

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 10/16 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 10/16: 2 Thessalonians 2:3

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

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

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 10/16 for Kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 10/16 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 10/16:

  • 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 10/16 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 10/16
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 10/16
  • 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

Dear to the Heart of the Shepherd (Hymns #221)

Scripture

1 Thessalonians 1:3

Discussion

  • When we teach others the gospel we are to do so with love.
  • If we want to help someone make a right choice, it is important to remember to treat them with kindness and love.
  • How do you feel when someone tells you to do something with a harsh voice?
  • How can you be firm in what you know is right, but still show love?

Journal Entry

Who is someone that I can show more love to?

Activity

Bean Kind activity

Tuesday Devotional

Song

Lord, Accept into Thy Kingdom (Hymns #236)

Scripture

1 Thessalonians 3:13

Discussion

  • What does being Holy mean?
  • It means keeping our hearts and minds filled with good things.
  • It means wanting to do the right thing always.
  • How do we become Holy? We can’t by ourselves. We need Christ and the Holy Ghost to help us become Holy.

Journal Entry

What can I do this week to be more holy?

Activity

Shield of faith to protect our minds and hearts

Wednesday Devotional

Song

When He Comes Again (Children’s #82)

Scripture

1 Thessalonians 5:1–10

Discussion

  • Christ will come again.
  • How will He come? Paul wrote some metaphors about what it will be like.
  • When will He come? Who knows?
  • We need to be prepared for it.

Journal Entry

How can I prepare for the Second Coming?

Activity

Second Coming Preparation Booklet

Thursday Devotional

Song

Come, Come, Ye Saints (Hymns #30)

Scripture

1 Thessalonians 4:16–18

Discussion

  • The Second Coming will be a happy day for those who are righteous.
  • It will not be happy for those who are wicked.
  • What can you do today to prepare for the day that He comes again?
  • How can you ‘watch’ for that day?

Journal Entry

What is a sign of the Second Coming that I can look for?

Activity

Second Coming craft with cup (about halfway down the post)

Friday Devotional

Song

The Spirit of God (Hymns #2)

Scripture

2 Thessalonians 2:1–4

Discussion

  • Paul taught that there would be an apostasy, or a ‘falling away’ from the truth.
  • The prophets and apostles were killed along with many saints and the gospel was twisted and changed. Many truths were lost.
  • We can tell for ourselves what truth is really true by asking God about it.
  • The gospel was restored again in its fullness in preparation for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

Journal Entry

How can I know which is the true church of Jesus Christ?

Activity

Build the restored church

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 10/16

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 10/16:

Invite the children to tell a family member or friend one reason they are grateful we have the gospel on the earth today (this week’s activity page can give them ideas).

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 10/16

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 10/16 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 10/16

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 10/16

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