Come Follow Me 11/20/2023 – 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 11/20/2023.

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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 11/20 for Kids

Song

The Wise Man and the Foolish Man (Children’s #281)

Scripture

1 Peter 2:5–10

Lesson

  • How is Jesus Christ like a cornerstone? – All other stones are measured from it. It keeps the building square and straight that way.
  • How are we like the rest of the stones in a building?
  • What about the disobedient stones?
  • What other symbols of stones can you think of?

Activity

Build a fort out of blocks together. What happens if you start with a good square block, what if you start with one that isn’t square? (triangle, circle, etc)

Treat

Rocky road ice cream.

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 11/20 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 11/20: 1 Peter 4:6

For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.

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

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 11/20 for Kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 11/20 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 11/20:

  • 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 11/20 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 11/20
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 11/20
  • 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

How Firm a Foundation (Hymns #85)

Scripture

1 Peter 1:3–9

Discussion

  • Did you know that one of the greatest gifts Heavenly Father gives us are our trials?
  • Peter says that they are even more valuable than gold.
  • Why do you think that is?
  • Do you learn things when you have trials?
  • What can you do to appreciate them more?

Journal Entry

What is a trial I have right now?  How can it make me stronger?

Activity

Peter Wrote Letters Spot the Differences

Tuesday Devotional

Song

We Are All Enlisted (Hymns #250)

Scripture

1 Peter 3:14–17

Discussion

  • We can find joy even when we have trials or hard things.
  • When we focus on Jesus Christ and the plan of salvation, the trials don’t seem so bad.
  • What can you do to have more joy during hard times?

Journal Entry

What can I do to be happy during my hard times?

Activity

Draw a smiling face on a piece of paper. Put the face near the mirror you look in most often. There are many ways to smile. Look in the mirror and try smiling with only your eyes, then try smiling with your lips closed. Smile with your teeth showing, and then with your mouth open. Keep the picture by the mirror all week as a reminder to smile.

Wednesday Devotional

Song

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

Scripture

1 Peter 3:18–20

Discussion

  • After Jesus died, where did He go?
  • Why did the spirits need to be taught?
  • We can help our ancestors receive baptism and other ordinances by doing family history and going to the temple.
  • This is one of the ways that the gospel helps us understand that God is just and loves all His children.

Journal Entry

Who do I know who is in the Spirit World?

Activity

Family tree

Thursday Devotional

Song

I’m Trying to Be like Jesus (Children’s #78)

Scripture

2 Peter 1:1–11

Discussion

  • Jesus Christ was perfect and we are not.
  • It isn’t easy to become like Him, but as we learn and try to develop His characteristics, we will grow in likeness of Him.
  • One attribute helps us develop another and so forth.
  • We have to do our part and Christ will help us get the rest of the way.

Journal Entry

What is something Jesus did perfectly that I can work on this week?

Activity

Jesus was perfect booklet

Friday Devotional

Song

Sweet Is the Work (Hymns #147)

Scripture

1 Peter 4:13

Discussion

  • How has the gospel brought you great joy?
  • And how can you share that joy with others?
  • How is this joy different than when you just do something fun?

Journal Entry

Who can I share my joy with this week?  How?

Activity

Key to happiness

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 11/20

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 11/20:

Invite the children to share their family tree with their family members and ask them for help adding names to it.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 11/20

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 11/20 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 11/20

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 11/20

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