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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 11/22 for Kids
- When this revelation was given to the saints they were just about to leave on the long trek to Utah.
- What hard things will our family face?
- What can we do to prepare for those things?
- What can we do to endure them well and grow from them?
Go on a family walk.
“Marshmallow Covered Wagon” (July 2007 Friend)
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 11/22 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 11/22:
Joseph Smith, the Prophet and Seer of the Lord, has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it…
…He lived great, and he died great in the eyes of God and his people; and like most of the Lord’s anointed in ancient times, has sealed his mission and his works with his own blood;
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 11/22 for kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 11/22 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 11/22:
- 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 11/22 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 11/22
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 11/22
- 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:
Praise to the Man (Hymns #27) all verses
- The afternoon of June 27, 1844, found Joseph and Hyrum Smith in jail once again, accompanied by John Taylor and Willard Richards. They were innocent of any crimes.
- A mob came and broke into the jail, killing both Joseph and Hyrum.
- How does verse 3 make you feel about Joseph Smith? He has given more for our salvation than anyone except Jesus Christ. In what ways has he given us salvation?
- Why do you think he was willing to die for his beliefs?
How do I feel about the prophet Joseph Smith?
“The Life of Joseph Smith” (December 2010 Friend)
- The hymn we just sang was one of the prophet Joseph’s favorites. While in Carthage Jail, they sang it quite often to comfort themselves.
- Imagine how you might have felt if you had been living in Nauvoo when Joseph and Hyrum Smith were killed.
- How could these verses help give you comfort?
- Why do you think Joseph Smith was willing to suffer persecution and even death for his beliefs?
How can I have strength like Joseph Smith?
- After being driven from Nauvoo, the Saints faced a long journey to the Salt Lake Valley, and the first few hundred miles were slow and miserable.
- Brigham Young, who now led the Church as President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, worried about how the Saints would survive the rest of the trek. He set up a temporary settlement called Winter Quarters and pled for guidance. In response, the Lord gave him a revelation, which is this section.
- What does it mean to “walk in all the ordinances of the Lord”? What are some of the ordinances we receive?
- How do the ordinances we have received affect our daily lives?
How can I prepare to participate in ordinances?
- The Lord gave the Saints a lot of specific instructions about their travel.
- This revelation reminded the Saints “that their conduct on the journey was as important as their destination.”
- What can we learn from these verses about how the Lord views our everyday behaviors? How can we behave like the pioneers?
What is something I can do to improve my behavior today?
“A Pioneer Message” (March 2010 Friend)
- The Saints must have been extremely disheartened about the death of the Prophet and losing their homes once again.
- How do you think they felt when reading these verses?
- The Lord led the pioneers, and He also leads us today. This entire revelation and “helped transform the westward migration from an unfortunate necessity into an important shared spiritual experience.”
- How can we see our trials as important spiritual experiences? How can we share one another’s trials?
Whose trial can I share today?
“Pioneer Children” (July 2018 Friend)
Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 11/22
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 11/22:
Invite the children to share with their family or a friend why they are grateful for the Prophet Joseph Smith.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 11/22
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 11/22 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 11/22:
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 11/22
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Read Saints, 1:521–52.
- Read “Remembering the Martyrdom,” Revelations in Context, 299–306;
- Listen to or read M. Russell Ballard, “Shall We Not Go On in So Great a Cause?” Ensign or Liahona, May 2020, 8–11.
- Read “This Shall Be Our Covenant,” Revelations in Context, 307–14;
- Watch or read Jeffrey R. Holland, “Safety for the Soul,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2009, 88–90)
- Watch “Chapter 57: The Prophet Is Killed” (Doctrine and Covenants Stories, 201–5)
- Read or watch chapter 58, chapter 60, and chapter 62 in Doctrine and Covenants Stories, 211–16, 222–24.
- “The Life of Joseph Smith”. An activity to remember important events in the life of Joseph Smith.
- Tell and sing the story of Joseph Smith by reading “Sing a Song of Joseph” (May 2007 Friend). Then read the poem “As Joseph Did” to discover how you can be more like Joseph (May 2007 Friend).
- Read “A Song Amid a Storm” (July 2005 Friend). A true story about a pioneer family during a storm in Winter Quarters.
- “Sharing Time: Temples and Ordinances” (March 1993 Liahona and Friend). Includes an activity to identify which ordinance is being shown in various pictures.
- “Mormon Pioneers” (July 1985 Friend). A word search using pioneer vocabulary.
- “Log Cabin” (November 2016 Friend), Find the hidden objects in this illustration of a pioneer family celebrating the completion of their new log cabin.
- “Pioneer Hidden Pictures” (July 2010 Friend). Find hidden items in this picture of a pioneer family pulling a handcart.
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