Come Follow Me 10/23/2023 – 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 10/23/2023.

If you find these Come Follow Me 10/23 devotionals and other ideas for kids useful, please share them with others!

You can get all of the devotionals here.

Last week’s devotionals

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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 10/23 for Kids

Song

Come, We That Love the Lord (Hymns #119)

Scripture

1 Timothy 6:7–12

Lesson

  • Why do you think Paul said that the love of money is the root of all evil?
  • Is money bad? Not if you still love God and others more than it.
  • Are there things in your life that you love more than God or others?

Activity

Act out the story of  Jesus and the young rich man. What did the man miss out on because he loved his money so much?

Treat

Chocolate coins covered in gold foil

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 10/23 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 10/23: 2 Timothy 3:16-17

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

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

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 10/23 for Kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 10/23 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 10/23:

  • 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 10/23 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 10/23
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 10/23
  • 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

Our Bishop (Children’s #135)

Scripture

Bible Dictionary Timothy & Titus

Discussion

  • Read some of the background of Timothy and Titus.
  • It was good that Paul wrote letters to the saints, but local church leaders like Timothy and Titus were crucial to helping the saints stay on the covenant path.
  • Our bishops have a similar job.

Journal Entry

What can I do to support and sustain my bishop?

Activity

A Day With the Bishop (cut out the figures and glue them in the correct squares)

Tuesday Devotional

Song

I Am like a Star (Children’s #163)

Scripture

1 Timothy 4:10–16

Discussion

  • Timothy was young, but was able to lead the people because of his great example.
  • Even when we are young, we may not know a lot to teach other people, but we can be an example of making right choices. That is being a leader as well.
  • What can you do to lead help those around you make good choices?

Journal Entry

How can I be a good example to my friends?

Activity

“Be Thou an Example” secret message

Wednesday Devotional

Song

Come, Come, Ye Saints (Hymns #30)

Scripture

2 Timothy 4:6–8

Discussion

  • Paul knew that he would probably die soon.
  • But he knew that he had given his life to following what God wanted him to do.
  • Paul faced scary things with faith.
  • How does this help you when you face your fears?

Journal Entry

What is something I am afraid of?  What can I do to overcome this fear?

Activity

“Make a Plan” fears book and/or “throw away your fears” tissue box

Thursday Devotional

Song

Press Forward, Saints (Hymns #81)

Scripture

1 Timothy 4:1–3

Discussion

  • In the last days (our days) there will be many things that try to hurt us or make us choose the wrong.
  • Should we be afraid of these things?
  • Why not?
  • What can you do to prepare yourself to make good choices even when there is so many in the world that do not?

Journal Entry

How can I know what the truth is?

Activity

Trust in God water activity

Friday Devotional

Song

Should You Feel Inclined to Censure (Hymns #235)

Scripture

Philemon 1:16-21

Discussion

  • How should we treat others? Like a brother or like a servant?
  • What is the difference?
  • How does Heavenly Father see all of us?
  • What was Paul willing to do for Onesimus? How is this similar to what the Savior willingly did for us? 

Journal Entry

What can I do this week to make a new friend?

Activity

Friendship challenge

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 10/23

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 10/23:

Invite the children to share with their families what they learned about the scriptures and to find one verse of scripture that they can share with the class next week (with help from their parents, if needed).

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 10/23

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 10/23 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 10/23

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 10/23

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