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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 11/18 for Kids
Master, the Tempest Is Raging (Hymns #105)
- Act out the Jaredites’ voyage to the promised land.
- You could turn out all the lights and use flashlights to represent the glowing stones.
- Imagine what it would be like to spend months in those barges sometimes even under the water.
- What kind of faith would they have had to had?
- What did they do to keep their spirits and faith strong? – Sang and gave thanks/praises to God.
Sing some of your favorite hymns in the dark.
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 11/18 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 11/18: Ether 6:17
And they were taught to walk humbly before the Lord; and they were also taught from on high.
You can download these tracing sheets as a PDF.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 11/18 for Kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 11/18 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 11/18:
- 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 11/18 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 11/18
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Home and Church: Book of Mormon 2024 for Come Follow Me 11/18
- 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.
- Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures.
I Need My Heavenly Father (Children’s #18)
- We read these verses for FHE, but we’re going to go over them again.
- The Jaredites left on their barges and crossed the ocean. It took them almost a year to cross!
- Our life is like a journey. What is the destination that Heavenly Father wants to get us to. How can He help us?
- How are the stones, air, barges, preparation, etc. symbols in our lives?
How can I show my gratitude to Heavenly Father for His guidance in my life?
Be Thou Humble (Hymns #130)
- As we learn more about the Jaredites, we’re going to learn about how they were very wicked at times. However, they were very humble at other times.
- What did they do when they first arrived at the Promised Land? How does this compare to Laman and Lemuel, who made the same journey?
- Why did these Jaredites humble themselves in these situations?
- What did they do to show their humility? How were they blessed as a result?
- Sometimes they were humble on their own, and sometimes they were made to be humble.
- The righteous kings always remembered the Lord. How can we remember what He has done for us?
What can I do to walk humbly before the Lord?
Repentance (Children’s #98)
- When two or more people conspire to keep their wicked acts secret, they are involved in a secret combination.
- The Book of Mormon has lots of times where the people had secret combinations. Why is this a problem?
- Do secret combinations really work? (No, Heavenly Father still sees everything.)
- Why do you think Moroni was commanded to write what he did about secret combinations?
- Repentance is the opposite of a secret combination – we apologize to the person we wronged and try to make it right again.
- What have you learned from the book of Ether that can help you obtain the blessings described in Ether 8:26?
What can I do to repent today?
“Repentance—Turning from Wrong to Right” coloring page
More Holiness Give Me (Hymns #131)
- Chapters 7–11 of Ether cover at least 28 generations!
- Although not much detail can be given in such little space, a pattern quickly emerges: righteous leadership leads to blessings and prosperity, while wicked leadership leads to captivity and destruction.
- Today and tomorrow we are going to read about some of the kings and see what we can learn about leadership.
Make two columns – one for righteous kings, another for wicked kings. Write the names of the kings in the appropriate columns.
Make a paper crown and pretend to be a king/queen making righteous decisions
How Will They Know? (Children’s #182)
- Today we are going to finish talking about the kings in the Book of Ether.
Finish adding to yesterday’s journal entry.
Jaredites cycle of history (halfway down, click on pin image)
Primary Children’s Activities for Come Follow Me 11/18
The Come, Follow Me – Home and Church: Book of Mormon 2024 manual suggests that you look at this month’s issue of the Friend magazine for more ideas.
There is also an activity page in this week’s section of the CFM manual.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 11/18
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 11/18 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 Meeting, 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 11/18
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 11/18
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian (or do them in the workbook if you purchased it from Amazon).
- Use an old calendar or print a blank calendar page and write at the top of it “I can be humble today by…” Help children fill in each day of the month with an example of humility. Examples of humility may include helping someone learn something new, holding open a door for someone or saying “thank you” to a janitor.
- Read Dale G. Renlund, “Do Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly with God,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2020, 109–12.
- Truth revealed worksheet
- Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf gave helpful counsel about leadership in his message “The Greatest among You” (Ensign or Liahona, May 2017, 78–81). Read it and look for principles or patterns of Christlike leadership. When have you seen these principles or patterns demonstrated in people who lead?
- Play Jaredites tic-tac-toe
- Watch Video: Book of Mormon Stories, “Chapter 51: The Jaredites Travel to the Promised Land”
- “Brothers of Faith” (May 1971 Friend) Crossword puzzle about the Jaredites.
- Play a game as a family. When the game is over, talk about the importance of humilty from the winner.
- There are many people who perform thankless jobs that make your child’s life easier. This could be a homeschool teacher, janitor, librarian or someone who organizes a community event. Have your child to create thank you cards to give to these people. Helping your child see how they benefit from others humility, can help them become more humble too.
- Take your chart from Thursday/Friday’s devotionals and make another one, only instead of the kings’ names, put the qualities they had that showed that they were righteous or wicked leaders. Talk about the responsibility of leadership.
- Do this “follow the leader” activity to teach important leadership skills
- Invite the children to share with their families something Heavenly Father has done for them that they are grateful for.
- The Jaredites may have been afraid to go in the barges under the water for so long. Elder Wirthlin said, “Be of good cheer. Have faith and confidence. The Lord will not forsake you.” Repeat these lines several times and memorize them as a family to repeat when you feel afraid.
- The Jaredites were grateful they arrived safely to the Promised Land. Do this Gratitude Scavenger Hunt
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