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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 11/1 for Kids
- 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.
Complete the chain and put it up in your house.
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.
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:
- 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?
How can I take care of my family today?
Coloring Page: “Family members have important responsibilities.” (March 2009 Liahona and Friend)
- 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?
What can I do today to feel happy?
- 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?
What should I record about my life?
Family History—I Am Doing It (Children’s #94)
- 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?
Family History Quest: “Fill Your Family Tree” (May 2018 Friend)
- 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?
What can I do to help with family history work?
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
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Watch A Sacrifice of Time
- Read or watch Dale G. Renlund, “Family History and Temple Work: Sealing and Healing,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2018, 46–49;
- Watch Their Hearts Are Bound to You
- Get out the family calendar and make plans to go to the temple (for older children and adults). For younger children, schedule a time to go to the temple and walk around the temple grounds.
- Call a grandparent or other family member (or an elderly person in your ward or neighborhood) to ask what their life was like as a child.
- Sing The Hearts of the Children (Children’s #92) and Truth from Elijah (Children’s #90). Then discuss the lyrics and the importance of Malachi and Elijah’s words.
- Watch “Chapter 50: The Saints in Nauvoo” (Doctrine and Covenants Stories, 184)
- Sing “When We’re Helping” (Children’s Songbook, 198) and come up with ideas on how you can help each other during the week.
- “15 Ways to Strengthen Your Family” (September 2015 Friend). This word games gives ideas on how to strengthen family.
- Coloring Page: “Heavenly Father planned for me to come to a family. I can strengthen my family now.” (May 2008 Friend)
- Coloring Page: “I Can Help My Family” (September 2016 Liahona and Friend)
- “Families Are Fantastic!” (October 2016 Friend). Find a few different names for family members in this word search.
- “Family History Mystery: The Mystery of the Journal” (November 2015 Friend). Find out if your parents and grandparents kept a journal and copy one of their stories.
- “Family History Time Machine” (May 2020 Friend). Take turns writing or recording your family’s answers to these questions. Then make a time capsule to keep the answers safe.
- Family History Quest: “Find a Family Pioneer” (July 2018 Friend). See how many family pioneers you can find to fill out this page.
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