Come Follow Me 10/18/2021 – Devotionals & FHE for Kids

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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 10/18 for Kids


Master, the Tempest Is Raging


Doctrine and Covenants 121:1–10



Come up with the hardest thing the family has ever had to do. How did it help you in the long run?


Hard Candy Chews

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 10/18 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 10/18: Doctrine and Covenants 121:7-8

My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment;

And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes.

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

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 10/18 for kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 10/18 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 10/18:

  • 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 10/18 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 10/18
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 10/18
  • 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


Where Can I Turn for Peace? (Hymns #129)


Doctrine and Covenants 121:1-6


  • The peace and optimism of Far West had lasted only a few months, and now the Saints were homeless once again.
  • Joseph Smith was in prison in Liberty Jail for several months. The bottom level of the county jail in Liberty, Missouri, was known as the dungeon. The walls were thick, the stone floor was cold and filthy, the food—what there was of it—was rotten, and the only light came from two narrow, iron-barred windows near the ceiling.
  • This dungeon is where Joseph Smith and a few of his brethren spent most of their imprisonment—four frigid months during the winter of 1838–39—awaiting trial for charges of treason against the state of Missouri.
  • The verses we read are his prayer to the Lord.
  • What can we learn from Joseph’s experiences about how we should approach difficult trials?

Journal Entry

What should I do when I feel hopeless and in despair?


Coloring Page: “Jesus Can Help Me Do Hard Things”

Tuesday Devotional


A Child’s Prayer (Children’s #12)


Doctrine and Covenants 121:7–10, 23–33


  • These verses are the Lord’s answer to Joseph’s prayer in the Liberty Jail.
  • How do you think Joseph felt hearing these verses?
  • What do we learn about God and His love and power from these verses?
  • How does God want us to handle adversities? How can this be applied to something we are going through right now?

Journal Entry

How does the Lord want me to view my trials?


“Key to Happiness” (September 2012 Friend)

Wednesday Devotional


I’ll Walk with You (Children’s #140)


Doctrine and Covenants 121:34–46


  • How is God’s power different from worldly power?
  • What do we learn about God’s power (the priesthood) in these verses?
  • How should righteous priesthood holders behave?
  • (Parents, at this time, based on the age and gender of the children, discuss the difference between righteous priesthood leadership and unrighteous dominion.)

Journal Entry

How can I influence other people the way God does?


Coloring Page: “Jesus Christ is the perfect example to me.”

Thursday Devotional


God’s Love (Children’s #97)


Doctrine and Covenants 122


  • Joseph Smith had been unjustly imprisoned for over four months while his friends and family were driven from their homes. The work he had dedicated his life to appeared to be in ruins.
  • What do you learn about Jesus Christ from His words to Joseph in these verses?
  • What do you learn about yourself?
  • How much does Jesus love you? What does He expect of you?

Journal Entry

Write your testimony of the Atonement.


“Six Ways to Feel Better” (February 2020 Liahona and Friend)

Friday Devotional


Called to Serve (Children’s #174)


Doctrine and Covenants 123


  • Towards the end of his imprisonment, the Saints must have felt powerless and helpless, like there was nothing they could do about their situation.
  • What does Joseph tell them in this letter about what they could do?
  • Why is important to do things cheerfully?
  • Who do you know who is kept from the truth? How can you help them find it?

Journal Entry

How can I do things cheerfully when they seem hard?


Act out different hard situations and do them with different emotions. (Example: doing a chore happily or angrily.)

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 10/18

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 10/18:

If you encouraged the children to share something that they learned in class last week with their families, give them time to share their experiences.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 10/18

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 10/18 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 10/18:

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 10/18

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