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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 11/8 for Kids
- What kinds of things can we take with us when we die?
- Pack a suitcase and include all the things that you want/can take to the next life.
- Knowing what is important how does this change what we focus/spend out time and energy on?
Play going on a trip (list things you will take on a trip starting with the letter A, B, C, etc.)
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 11/8 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 11/8: Doctrine and Covenants 130:20–21
There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated—
And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 11/8 for kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 11/8 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 11/8:
- 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 11/8 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 11/8
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 11/8
- 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:
- This week we are going to study sections that were important revelations to Joseph Smith about God and the Celestial Kingdom.
- What do we learn in these verses about intelligence?
- How does this make you feel about getting a good education?
How can I dedicate myself to learning?
“Studying after School” (October 2016 Friend)
- The word “predicated” means “based on.”
- What do we learn in these verses about obedience?
- What happens if we obey? If we don’t obey?
- These blessings don’t always come in this life, but they will always come.
How can I be more obedient today?
Make a list of all of the blessings you have received.
- May other churches believe in the “Trinity” which is that Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are all really one person, without a body.
- What do we learn about the Godhead in these verses?
- How does knowing the truth about Heavenly Father and Jesus bless us?
How do I feel when I think about the Godhead?
“Article of Faith 1” wordsearch (January 2011 Friend)
- These verses tell us more about eternal marriages. What do we learn from them?
- How do these verses affect how you view your relationships with your family?
- Sometimes families aren’t able to sealed in this lifetime. This does not mean you won’t have an eternal family. President Eyring said, “You just live worthy of the celestial kingdom, and the family arrangements will be more wonderful than you can imagine.”
What can I change about how I treat my family members?
“I can prepare to be worthy to go to the temple.” (July 2011 Friend)
- In the Old Testament, many of the prophets like Abraham, Jacob, and Moses had more than one wife. This is called polygamy.
- Joseph Smith was confused by this, so he prayed to Heavenly Father. What do these verses tell us about polygamy?
- This revelation about polygamy was very difficult and hard for Joseph and his wife, Emma. What can we learn about their example in doing the Lord’s will even when we don’t want to?
- We do not practice polygamy today; marriage is between one man and one woman.
- If you want to learn more about plural marriage among the early Latter-day Saints, see “Mercy Thompson and the Revelation on Marriage” (Revelations in Context, 281–93); Saints, 1:290–92, 432–35, 482–92, 502–4; “Plural Marriage in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” (Gospel Topics, topics.ChurchofJesusChrist.org); “Why Was It Necessary for Joseph Smith and Others to Practice Polygamy?” (video, ChurchofJesusChrist.org).
What can I do to prepare now to have a faithful marriage?
“Temple Grounds” (July 2015 Friend)
Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 11/8
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 11/8:
Invite the children to tell their families how much they love them and want to be united as a family eternally.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 11/8
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 11/8 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 11/8:
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 11/8
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Read “Our Hearts Rejoiced to Hear Him Speak,” Revelations in Context, 277–80.
- “3-D Thankful Apple” (November 2018 Friend). Instructions for making a paper apple that has things you are grateful for written on it.
- “Fishing for Blessings” (November 2017 Friend). Play this game with your family to talk about ways Heavenly Father has blessed you.
- “The Godhead” (February 1995 Friend). Read scriptures to learn more the Godhead. Then color the spaces in the picture as suggested after each scripture reference to make a mosaic.
- “School Is Cool!” (September 2017 Friend). Look at the things each friend likes about school and circle the thing each pair of friends has in common.
- Set goals as a family about things you want to learn about or how to do.
- Hang this Bright Idea Poster: “Seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith.” (May 2013 Friend).
- Sing together a song about our bodies, such as “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” (Children’s Songbook, 275). Talk about how God has a body like ours, and we should take care of our bodies.
- “Every Body Is Beautiful” (May 2018 Friend). Bodies come in all colors, shapes, and sizes. Look at the children on this page and tell what they have in common and what is different.
- This may be a good time to talk to your children about body safety with guidance from this blog post about how to keep your children safe.
- Watch “Chapter 55: A Revelation about Marriage” (Doctrine and Covenants Stories, 198)
- “Love Is Spoken Here: Primary Songs about the Family” (February 2004 Friend). A fill-in-the-blank activity using words from Primary songs about the family.
- “Proclamation on the Family Pyramid” (February 2004 Friend). A word search activity with words from the proclamation.
- “Strengthening My Family” (June 2004 Liahona and Friend). Includes a paper chain activity with pictures showing things that children can do to strengthen their family.
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