If you find these Come Follow Me 11/14 devotionals and other ideas for kids useful, please share them with others!
You can get all of the devotionals here.Last week’s devotional
- Family Home Evening
- Scripture of the Week
- Primary Challenge
- Sunday Activity Ideas
- Share on Pinterest!
Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 11/14 for Kids
Seek the Lord Early (Children’s #108)
- What does it mean to seek the Lord?
- How do we seek Him?
- What blessings do we receive when we seek Him?
- Make a poster with the verse from Amos. You can decorate the poster with images of seeking, like a magnifying glass.
Get a picture of the Savior and play hide and seek (or just play hide and seek as a family).
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 11/14 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 11/14:
Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 11/14 for kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 11/14 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 11/14:
- 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 11/14 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 11/14
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 11/14
- 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:
- God chose Abraham’s seed to be His covenant people so that they would “be a blessing” to all people.
- But instead, by the time of Amos’s ministry, many of the covenant people were oppressing the poor and ignoring the prophets, making their acts of worship empty and meaningless.
- The nations around them were all wicked, but that was no excuse.
- God called Amos, a herdsman from Judah, to preach repentance.
- What do we learn about what God wants from His people in these verses?
How can I be a blessing to all people?
We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet (Hymns #19)
- In Amos 3:3–6, the prophet Amos presented several examples of causes and effects: because a lion finds prey, the lion roars; because a baited trap is set for a bird, the bird is ensnared.
- Amos applied this logic to prophets. What causes a prophet to prophesy?
- What else do you learn about prophets?
- Why you are grateful that the Lord still “revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets”today?
- What does this truth suggest to you about God?
How can I follow the prophet?
- The Lord sent a lot of judgments and trials upon the people of Israel.
- What do these verses suggest about what the Lord hoped would happen after each of these experiences?
- What trials have we gone through recently? How have they given us opportunities to seek after Him?
- How has the Lord been gracious during our trials?
How can I seek after the Lord today?
- Amos prophesied about the Great Apostasy, which is the time after Jesus and the apostles were killed until Joseph Smith was called to be a prophet. The priesthood was removed from the earth, and the truth was lost over the years.
- We all experience periods of spiritual hunger and thirst, but there is no need for us to “wander from sea to sea.”
- We know what will satisfy that spiritual hunger, and we have been blessed with the word of the Lord in abundance.
- Why is a famine a good comparison for living without the word of God?
- This describes many people in the world. How can we help them find food and drink spiritually?
Who do I know that is searching for the word of God? How can I give feed them?
- After Amos, God also declared through the prophet Obadiah that although the Kingdom of Judah had been destroyed, the Lord would gather and bless His people again.
- The covenant people had strayed from the Lord, both Amos and Obadiah testified, but they would not be cast off forever.
- President Gordon B. Hinckley gave one possible interpretation of the phrase “saviours on mount Zion,” connecting the phrase to temple and family history work: “[In the temple] we literally become saviors on Mount Zion. What does this mean? Just as our Redeemer gave His life as a vicarious sacrifice for all men, and in so doing became our Savior, even so we, in a small measure, when we engage in proxy work in the temple, become as saviors to those on the other side who have no means of advancing unless something is done in their behalf by those on earth.”
- What does this quote mean? What can we do now to help in this work?
What can I do to prepare to go to the temple?
Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 11/14
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 11/14:
Give the children a few moments to think about something they learned today that they would like to share with a family member. Encourage them to decide who they will share it with and how they will share it.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 11/14
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 11/14 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 11/14:
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 11/14
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Read or watch Jeffrey R. Holland, “He Hath Filled the Hungry with Good Things,” Ensign, Nov. 1997, 64–66
- Watch or read Donald L. Hallstrom, “Turn to the Lord,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2010, 78–80.
- Watch “After the New Testament” (in New Testament Stories, 167–70) to talk about the Great Apostasy and famine.
- Amos scavenger hunt
- Work on indexing or family history together as a family. Show your children the Church’s familysearch.org website.
- Read “The Restoration Puzzle” (Dec. 2015 Liahona and Friend) while putting together a puzzle as a family.
- Do this apostasy tower to show the apostasy and restoration.
- Lots of activities about the Restoration from the Friend magazines.
- Watch the video “The Great Apostasy” and talk about how the Restoration of the gospel satisfies our spiritual hunger.
Are these Come Follow Me 11/14 ideas for children useful for you? If so, please share on Pinterest or Facebook!