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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 11/29 for Kids
- Joseph Smith’s oldest brother, Alvin, had died before the church was restored and he had the opportunity to be baptized.
- How do you think Joseph Smith felt to see his family together in the Celestial Kingdom?
- You could discuss someone you know that has died and didn’t have the opportunity to receive the restored gospel.
- What truths do you learn here that help you understand God’s love for all his children?
Watch this video about the importance of temples:
Temple-shaped snacks (you could also use Twizzlers and Hershey treasures instead)
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 11/29 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 11/29:
For I, the Lord, will judge all men according to their works, according to the desire of their hearts.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 11/29 for kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 11/29 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 11/29:
- 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 11/29 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 11/29
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 11/29
- 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:
- Joseph Smith received this revelation in the Kirtland Temple before it was finished. Joseph Smith’s vision helped him understand the eternal destiny of his beloved brother Alvin, who had died six years before the authority to baptize was restored. Questions about Alvin’s eternal salvation had stayed with Joseph ever since.
- What do you find in these verses that helps you look forward to living in the Celestial Kingdom?
- What are we doing now to prepare to live in the Celestial Kingdom with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ?
What can I do today to qualify for the Celestial Kingdom?
Draw a picture of what you think the Celestial Kingdom will look like.
- How do you think Joseph Smith felt when he received this revelation and saw Alvin in the Celestial Kingdom?
- Does you know someone who has died with having been able to be baptized?
- What do these verses teach about that person?
- Why do you think this revelation is so important?
How can I strengthen my testimony of the Plan of Salvation?
- This section received by Joseph F. Smith, sixth President of the Church, in 1918 in Salt Lake City and reveals glorious truths about the spirit world—surely a comforting revelation to one who had grieved the deaths of many close family members. Joseph F. Smith lost his father, Hyrum Smith, at age 5 and his mother, Mary Fielding Smith, at age 13. By the time of his vision in 1918, he had mourned the passing of 13 children.
- Sometimes revelation comes even though we do not seek it. But more often, it comes because we diligently search and prepare for it.
- What was President Smith doing when he received this revelation?
- What can we learn about how we can receive revelation?
What can I do today to make sure I am ready to receive revelation?
Coloring page: “I Am a Spirit Child of Heavenly Father” (January 2009 Liahona and Friend)
- What do these verses teach about the people the Savior visited in the spirit world?
- What blessings did they receive? How does that make you feel?
- What do we learn from their example?
How can I learn more about the gospel today?
- What do you learn from these verses about how the work of salvation is being accomplished in the spirit world?
- Why is it important for you to know that this work is taking place?
- What do these verses teach about those who are participating in the work of salvation in the spirit world?
- Why is it important to understand that the work of salvation is being done on both sides of the veil?
How do these verses strengthen my faith in the Savior’s Atonement?
“Sunday Box: You are Eternal” (September 2006 Liahona and Friend)
Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 11/29
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 11/29:
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 11/29
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 11/29 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 11/29:
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 11/29
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Read “Susa Young Gates and the Vision of the Redemption of the Dead,” Revelations in Context, 315–22.
- Saints, 1:232–35
- In his message “The Vision of the Redemption of the Dead” (Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2018, 71–74), President M. Russell Ballard suggested other ways in which President Smith was prepared to receive this revelation. Consider how you have been prepared for experiences you are having or will have in the future.
- Watch Ministry of Joseph F. Smith: A Vision of the Redemption of the Dead
- To learn about what it would have meant for Joseph Smith to see several of his family members together in the celestial kingdom, your family could watch the video “Ministry of Joseph Smith: Temples”
- Read “Juliana’s First Temple Visit” (October 2012 Friend) A girl shares how she prepared to do baptisms for the dead for the first time. Includes eight tips for getting ready to go to the temple. Make some goals as a family to prepare for the temple.
- “It’s Temple Time!” (September 2019 Friend). An explanation of what to expect when you go to the temple to do baptisms.
- Read these Friend articles about death
- Use this free Plan of Salvation printable to talk about what happens after this life. You can turn it into a Plan of Salvation file folder
- Tell stories about your ancestors for whom you’ve done temple work.
- Baptisms for the dead coloring page
- Make a temple baptismal font with 12 oxen from this page here
- A simpler baptismal font craft
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