Come Follow Me 11/13/2023 – 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 11/13/2023.

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You can get all of the devotionals here.

Last week’s devotionals

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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 11/13 for Kids

Song

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer (Hymns #26)

Scripture

Joseph Smith—History 1:8–13

James 1:5

Lesson

  • What impact did the scripture in James 1:5 have on Joseph?
  • Why was that important to him?
  • Share your testimonies about revelation and about the prophet Joseph Smith.

Activity

Draw pictures of what you imagine the First Vision was like.

Treat

Golden Plates rice krispie treats

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 11/13 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 11/13: James 1:5

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

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

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 11/13 for Kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 11/13 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 11/13:

  • 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 11/13 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 11/13
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 11/13
  • 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

Jesus Once Was a Little Child (Children’s #55)

Scripture

Galatians 1:19

Discussion

  • James was generally believed to be the son of Mary or Jesus’s half brother.
  • He was also an apostle.
  • What do you think it would be like to be the younger brother of Jesus?  Do you get compared to other people?

Journal Entry

What are talents that you have?

Activity

Theodore Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.”  Draw a picture of what this might mean.

Tuesday Devotional

Song

More Holiness Give Me (Hymns #131)

Scripture

James 1:2–4

Discussion

  • What is patience?
  • Why is it hard to have patience?
  • How did James say we can become more patient?

Journal Entry

What can I do this week to increase in patience?

Activity

Patience crossword puzzle

Wednesday Devotional

Song

Nephi’s Courage (Children’s #120)

Scripture

James 1:22

Discussion

  • We can have faith in Christ by believing and trusting in Him.
  • Faith also requires action.
  • How can you be a better doer of the word?
  • Can you think of any scripture stories where there was a good doer?

Journal Entry

What can I do this week to show my faith?

Activity

Faith is like a seed action poem (3rd page)

Thursday Devotional

Song

Let Us Oft Speak Kind Words (Hymns #232)

Scripture

James 1:26

Discussion

  • If you believe in Christ but treat others poorly that belief does you no good.
  • What are some ways that you can use your voice to treat others kindly instead of hurting them?
  • Do you need to improve in this commandment?
  • What impact do the words we use have on other people?

Journal Entry

Who can you treat more kindly this week?  How?

Activity

Miles of Smiles

Friday Devotional

Song

Love One Another (Hymns #308)

Scripture

James 2:1–9

Discussion

  • Jesus commanded us to love everyone.
  • Some people may be easier for us to love than others.
  • Are there any people that you have a hard time showing love for?
  • What can you do to change your heart and have/show love towards them?

Journal Entry

Who is someone that needs to be shown more love?

Activity

Kindness catcher

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 11/13

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 11/13:

Invite the children to do something this week to apply what they learned in class, like praying to Heavenly Father with a question or trying to be more patient. Ask them to share their experience in the next class.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 11/13

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 11/13 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 11/13

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 11/13

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