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- Family Home Evening
- Scripture of the Week
- Primary Challenge
- Sunday Activity Ideas
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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 11/7 for Kids
- Put a picture of the Savior on one side of the room and the word SIN on the opposite side of the room.
- Have family members take turns facing the sign and then turning towards the Savior while they say things that can help us turn to Him with all our heart. Write them down on small hearts (to be used in the activity)
- How can we turn to Him in our activities, work, school, and even relationships?
Make this love rainbow craft, but put Joel 2:12–13 on the cloud and use the hearts from the lesson. Hang it somewhere near your front door as a reminder to turn to the Savior each time you leave the house.
Make conversation heart cookies but write the same terms you used in the lesson
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 11/7 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 11/7: Joel 2:28–29
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 11/7 for kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 11/7 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 11/7:
- 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 11/7 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 11/7
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 11/7
- 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:
- Hosea’s wife was not faithful to him – she chose to love a different man.
- The Lord used this to explain how He felt about Israel choosing to worship other gods and not keep their covenants with Him.
- What are some ways we are unfaithful to the Lord?
- How can we show Him our love and loyalty?
How can I be faithful to the Lord today?
- The Lord used the metaphor of marriage to describe His covenant relationship with Israel.
- Why is marriage a good metaphor to use?
- How do these verses help us understand how God feels about us?
- How can we be faithful to our covenants with Him?
How can I show my love for God today?
- The Lord had commanded His people to offer animal sacrifices. But even though the people in Hosea’s day were obeying that law, they were breaking commandments of greater importance.
- What do you think it means that the Lord “desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings”?
- What do you think it means for righteousness to be like a cloud or like dew?
- What should our righteousness be like?
- Rending or tearing one’s clothing was traditionally an outward sign of mourning or remorse.
- How is rending our hearts different from rending our garments?
How can I be righteous today?
- We are supposed to seek the Lord at all times.
- How can we seek Him?
What are some ways I can seek the Lord?
Use a paper plate to make a clock and write down different ways to seek the Lord at different times of the day.
- When Joel prophesied of “the day of the Lord,” he described it as “a day of darkness and of gloominess,” “great and very terrible.”
- Israel has faced many great and terrible days throughout its history, and God’s covenant people will face more in the future.
- What does the Lord promise in these verses to help Israel through these dark times?
- What does it mean to pour out, instead of drip or trickle?
- President Russell M. Nelson: “In coming days, it will not be possible to survive spiritually without the guiding, directing, comforting, and constant influence of the Holy Ghost.”
- Why is revelation essential to our spiritual survival?
How can I receive revelation today?
“The Holy Ghost” (February 2018 Friend)
Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 11/7
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 11/7:
Help the children identify something they learned about Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, or the Holy Ghost today in class. Encourage them to share this with their families.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 11/7
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 11/7 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 11/7:
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 11/7
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Watch “Handel’s Messiah: Debtor’s Prison”
- Hosea coloring page
- Set up a water bin with measuring cups. Use the cups to pour water out, trickle it out, etc. Remind them the Holy Spirit will be “poured out.”
- Hosea scavenger hunt
- “I Will Make and Keep My Baptismal Covenant” (May 2009 Friend). Find your way through this maze to learn about things that do and don’t lead to eternal life.
- “Choosing Integrity” (Sept. 2015 Friend). A quiz activity to help you know if you are living with integrity.
- Hosea 6:3 watercolor sheet
- Hosea and Gomer word search
- Coloring page Hosea and his three children
- Make this Joel activity book
- Watch this video about the Book of Joel
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