Come Follow Me 11/1/2021 – 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 11/1/2021.

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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 11/1 for Kids

Song

Families Can Be Together Forever

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 128:18

Lesson

  • Make a paper chain together where each link is a family member in your family tree.
  • Family History and temple work helps ‘weld’ us together with our ancestors.
  • Share some family history stories and talk about why it is important to be linked with your family.

Activity

Complete the chain and put it up in your house.

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Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 11/1 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 11/1: Doctrine & Covenants 128:15

For their salvation is necessary and essential to our salvation, as Paul says concerning the fathers—that they without us cannot be made perfect—neither can we without our dead be made perfect.

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

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 11/1 for kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 11/1 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 11/1:

  • 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 11/1 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 11/1
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 11/1
  • 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

Here We Are Together (Children’s #261)

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 126

Discussion

  • After serving several missions, Brigham Young returned home.
  • What did the Lord ask him to do instead of going on another mission?
  • Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, former Young Women General President said, “Remember that some of the greatest needs may be those right in front of you. Begin your service in your own homes and within your own families. These are the relationships that can be eternal. Even if—and maybe especially if—your family situation is less than perfect, you can find ways to serve, lift, and strengthen. Begin where you are, love them as they are, and prepare for the family you want to have in the future.”
  • How can these words apply to us?

Journal Entry

How can I take care of my family today?

Activity

Coloring Page: “Family members have important responsibilities.” (March 2009 Liahona and Friend)

Tuesday Devotional

Song

Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam (Children’s #60)

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 127:2–4

Discussion

  • False accusations and the threat of arrest had again forced Joseph Smith into hiding in August 1842.
  • Instead of being angry, how does this letter he wrote tell you about how he felt?
  • What do these verses teach us about God?
  • How has the Lord helped us in our deep waters of life?

Journal Entry

What can I do today to feel happy?

Activity

Choose happy coloring page

Wednesday Devotional

Song

Families Can Be Together Forever (Children’s #188)

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 127:5–8, 128:1–8

Discussion

  • In August 1840, a grieving Jane Neyman listened to the Prophet Joseph speak at the funeral of his friend Seymour Brunson. Jane’s own teenage son Cyrus had also recently passed away.
  • Cyrus had never been baptized, so Jane was worried he would not go to heaven.
  • Joseph Smith taught about baptisms for the dead. We do these now in temples. How do you think everyone felt when they heard about these ordinances for the first time?
  • These verses are very specific instructions about how to record baptisms for the dead.
  • Why would it be so important to do these correctly?
  • How can we record the important things of God in our lives?

Journal Entry

What should I record about my life?

Activity

Make this free printable journal with writing prompts

Thursday Devotional

Song

Family History—I Am Doing It (Children’s #94)

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 128:5–18

Discussion

  • It’s clear from what God revealed through Joseph Smith why our ancestors who weren’t baptized in this life need our help for their salvation. But why do you think our ancestors’ salvation is “necessary and essential to our salvation”?
  • What are some of the things that, through Jesus Christ, can be bound together because of priesthood ordinances for the dead? (Families.)
  • Who are some of our ancestors who have had their work done?

Journal Entry

(see activity)

Activity

Family History Quest: “Fill Your Family Tree” (May 2018 Friend)

Friday Devotional

Song

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

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 128:19–25

Discussion

  • What impresses you about Joseph Smith’s words in verses 19–25?
  • How do these verses affect the way you feel about temple service for your ancestors? about Jesus Christ?
  • What do you feel inspired to do? 

Journal Entry

What can I do to help with family history work?

Activity

Family History Quest: “Learn to Index” (September 2018 Friend)

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 11/1

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 11/1:

Invite the children to ask someone at home to help them learn more about their family history. They could ask to hear stories about an ancestor or use FamilySearch.org to find names of ancestors who have not been baptized.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 11/1

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 11/1 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 11/1:

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 11/1

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