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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 10/18 for Kids
- Measure out the size of the room in Liberty Jail where Joseph stayed.
- Read through these additional resources and discuss what it must have been like:
- Do you understand a little bit more what Joseph Smith must have been feeling in these verses?
- How did Jesus respond?
Come up with the hardest thing the family has ever had to do. How did it help you in the long run?
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.
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:
Where Can I Turn for Peace? (Hymns #129)
- 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?
What should I do when I feel hopeless and in despair?
- 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?
How does the Lord want me to view my trials?
“Key to Happiness” (September 2012 Friend)
- 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.)
How can I influence other people the way God does?
- 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?
Write your testimony of the Atonement.
“Six Ways to Feel Better” (February 2020 Liahona and Friend)
- 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?
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
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- “The Blessings of Sacrifice” (December 2002 Liahona and Friend)
- Watch or read “Chapter 46: Joseph Smith in Liberty Jail” (Doctrine and Covenants Stories, 172–74).
- Read “Voices of the Restoration: Liberty Jail”
- Do the donuts and pushups challenge with your family to understand the way the Atonement works.
- Read Henry B. Eyring, “Where Is the Pavilion?” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2012, 72–75.
- Read Alma 14:10-11 and compare this experience to Joseph’s in Liberty Jail. How are they similar? What can we learn from them?
- Hang this Bright Idea Poster: “No Matter What Anyone Says” (Oct. 2015 Friend) somewhere in the home as a reminder of God’s love.
- Read What’s on Your Mind Question: “I don’t like some of the things going on around me, but I don’t know how to change them. What can I do?” (Feb. 2019 Friend) and talk about how to use some of the ideas in your life.
- Read “Dreams and Dolphins” (Oct. 2015 Friend) and discuss her example of having cheer in spite of hardships.
- Do the activity in “Be Thou an Example” (November 2010 Friend)
- Read “How can I keep from being afraid when scary things happen in the world?” (September 2012 Friend) and discuss how President Nelson tells us how to replace fear with peace.
- Coloring Page: “Jesus Christ is the perfect example for me.” (April 2011 Friend)
- Make a handcart from recycled items.
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