Come Follow Me 10/17/2022 – 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 10/17/2022.

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Last week’s devotional

Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 10/17 for Kids

Song

If with All Your Hearts (Children’s #15)

Scripture

Jeremiah 31:31–3432:38–41

Lesson

  • What are covenants (promises with God).
  • When do we make covenants? (Baptism, temple)
  • Make a list of things in these verses the Lord promises when we make covenants with Him.
  • What do these verses teach us about the importance of our covenants?
  • What does it mean to have His law written in our hearts?
  • How do we show the Lord that we want to be His people?

Activity

Cut out paper hearts and write (or draw) things that show how we feel about the Savior. Find a door that is regularly used into your house and decorate it with the hearts as a reminder.

Treat

Puff Pastry Strawberry Hearts

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 10/17 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 10/17: Isaiah 58:13–14

There were several seminary Doctrinal Mastery verses in Isaiah, and this one was skipped. So we are coming back to it.

If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:

Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; 

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

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 10/17 for kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 10/17 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 10/17:

  • 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 10/17 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 10/17
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 10/17
  • 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

Come, All Ye Saints of Zion (Hymns #38)

Scripture

Jeremiah 31:1-3033

Discussion

  • Through the prophet Jeremiah, the Lord acknowledged the “lamentation, and bitter weeping” (Jeremiah 31:15) that the Israelites would experience as they went into captivity.
  • However, He also offered words of comfort and hope.
  • What phrases in these chapters do you think would have given the Israelites consolation and hope?
  • What promises do you find from the Lord to His people?
  • How might these promises apply to you today?

Journal Entry

How can I have hope when I am sad?

Activity

Exile Is Coming! Word Scramble

Tuesday Devotional

Song

I Love to See the Temple (Children’s #95) verse 2

Scripture

Jeremiah 31:31–3432:37–42

Discussion

  • Although the Israelites had broken their covenant with the Lord, Jeremiah prophesied that the Lord would again establish a “new” and “everlasting covenant” with His people.
  • This is the covenant we make at baptism and in the temple.
  • What does it mean to be part of God’s covenant people?
  • How do these verses affect the way you view your covenant relationship with God?
  • What does it mean to have His law written in your heart?

Journal Entry

How can I prepare to make covenants with God?

Activity

“Keeping My Promise” (August 1998 Liahona and Friend)

Wednesday Devotional

Song

Seek the Lord Early (Children’s #108)

Scripture

Jeremiah 36

Discussion

  • The Lord commanded Jeremiah to record his prophecies in “a roll of a book,” or a scroll.
  • Why did the Lord have him do this?
  • How did each of the people feel about these prophecies? (The Lord, Jeremiah, Baruch, Jehudi, King Jehoiakim, Elnathan, Delaiah, and Gemariah.)
  • What role do the scriptures have in my life?

Journal Entry

How can the scriptures help turn me away from evil?

Activity

“Listen for His Voice” (January 2011 Friend)

Thursday Devotional

Song

Help Me, Dear Father (#99) verse 2

Scripture

Lamentations 1

Discussion

  • The book of Lamentations is a collection of poems written after the destruction of Jerusalem and its temple.
  • Why do you think it is important that these lamentations were preserved and included in the Old Testament?
  • How do I feel when I sin?
  • What is the difference between world sorrow and godly sorrow?

Journal Entry

How can I make sure I feel godly sorry when I make wrong choices?

Activity

Repentance untangle

Friday Devotional

Song

Repentance (Children’s #98)

Scripture

Lamentations 3:1–17, 21–25, 31–32.

Discussion

  • The beginning of this chapter describes how they Israelites felt about their sins.
  • This is how we often feel when we make wrong choices.
  • What messages of hope are in this chapter?
  • How can they influence our lives?

Journal Entry

How do these verses make me feel?

Activity

“Repentance—Turning from Wrong to Right”

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 10/17

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 10/17:

Invite the children to ask members of their families to share experiences related to the principles you studied in class. For instance, if you discussed the scriptures, the children could ask a family member to share how he or she knows the scriptures are true.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 10/17

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 10/17 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 10/17:

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 10/17

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