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- Family Home Evening
- Scripture of the Week
- Primary Challenge
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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 10/17 for Kids
- 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?
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.
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;
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:
- 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?
How can I have hope when I am sad?
- 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?
How can I prepare to make covenants with God?
“Keeping My Promise” (August 1998 Liahona and Friend)
- 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?
How can the scriptures help turn me away from evil?
“Listen for His Voice” (January 2011 Friend)
Help Me, Dear Father (#99) verse 2
- 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?
How can I make sure I feel godly sorry when I make wrong choices?
- 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?
How do these verses make me feel?
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
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Read or watch Julie B. Beck, “My Soul Delighteth in the Scriptures,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2004, 107–9.
- Exile Is Coming! Spot The Differences
- “I Can Keep My Covenant” (August 1999 Liahona and Friend). An explanation of covenants and the covenants we make at baptism. Includes an activity to make a “movie” of your covenants.
- “Keeping Our Baptismal Covenant” (October 2006 Liahona and Friend). A board game that focuses on what things help you keep your baptismal covenant and prepare to receive temple blessings.
- Make a repentance file folder
- “A Little Better Every Day” (February 2019 Liahona and Friend). Match the wrong choices with the better choices these kids made the next day.
- “I Choose the Right When I Am Baptized and Confirmed a Member of the Church” (May 2012 Friend). Find words that have to do with repentance in this word jumble.
- “The First Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel Make It Possible for Me to Live with God Again” (June 2011 Liahona and Friend). Make a springing mobile as a reminder of the first principles and ordinances of the gospel.
- Tons of free coloring pages about scriptures
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