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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 12/12 for Kids
- Read “The Windows of Heaven”
- What blessings can come from tithing?
- Get coins/money and practice figuring out tithing.
- If you don’t already have a way for children to earn money and pay tithing, discuss as a family how to do this.
- These two resources may help: List of Kids Chores by Age + Free Printable Kids Chore Chart and Family Do Dots Review: Our Honest (and Unpaid) Opinion
Make tithing jars to store tithing.
Have frozen yogurt using this analogy on tithing to explain why God asks for tithing even when everything is already His.
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 12/12 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 12/12: Malachi 3:10
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 12/12 for kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 12/12 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 12/12:
- 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 12/12 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 12/12
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 12/12
- 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:
- In Malachi’s day, the Israelites had already rebuilt the temple in Jerusalem, but as a people they still needed to rebuild their relationship with the Lord.
- The Lord told them He loved them, but with all the trials they had experienced, they did not feel very loved.
- Let’s look at examples of times the Lord loved Israel, even when they were making wrong choices:
- When the sons of Jacob mistreated their brother Joseph, the Lord still prepared a way to save them from famine (see Genesis 45:4–8).
- When Israel murmured in the wilderness, God fed them with manna (see Exodus 16:1–4).
- Even when Israel abandoned Him, turned to other gods, and were scattered, God never fully abandoned them but promised that if they repented, He would gather and redeem them “with great mercies.”
- He then sent the Savior to die for them and be resurrected, even though they were the ones who would kill Him.
- The same applies to us: the Lord will always love us, even if we make wrong choices or circumstances in life make it feel like He doesn’t love us.
How has the Lord shown His love for me?
- The Lord’s words in Malachi 1 indicate that the Israelite priests were offering blemished and sickly animals as sacrifices in the temple, which the Lord had forbidden.
- What do these sacrifices suggest about the priests’ feelings toward the Lord?
- Why does the Lord ask us to give Him our best offerings?
- Think about the sacrifices the Lord has asked you to make. What can you do to give Him “a pure offering”?
How can I give the Lord a pure offering today?
- Another thing the Israelites were doing wrong was holding back their tithing.
- Why do you think the Lord said they were robbing Him?
- Why is tithing important?
- How should we pay our tithing?
- What blessings come from paying tithing? Have we seen those blessings in our lives?
What should my attitude be about tithing?
Friends Are Fun (Children’s #262) both verses
- How does my attitude during difficult times reflect my feelings toward the Lord?
- Think of a friend or family member. What if they were only nice to you when you gave them things and only ever did what they want, not what you wanted sometimes?
- When we only praise the Lord or trust Him when life is easy, that is like being that mean friend.
- What does it mean to us to belong to the Lord and to be one of His “jewels”?
How can I be the Lord’s jewel today?
- After reading these verses, identify the answers to the following questions about Malachi’s prophecy: Who? What? When? Where? Why?
- How do we turn our hearts to our fathers?
- How are we blessed when we do?
How can I turn my heart to my ancestors today?
“Family Search” (July 2017 Friend)
Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 12/12
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 12/12:
Invite the children to think of something they learned during class today, and ask a few children to share. Encourage all of the children to share with their families something they learned about Malachi’s teachings.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 12/12
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 12/12 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 12/12:
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 12/12
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Watch “Their Hearts Are Bound to You”
- Read David A. Bednar, “The Windows of Heaven,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2013, 17–20).
- D. Todd Christofferson, “As Many as I Love, I Rebuke and Chasten,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2011, 97–100.
- Watch “The Promised Blessings of Family History – 1” and “The Promised Blessings of Family History 2″
- Read “Malachi the Prophet“
- Malachi scavenger hunt
- Do these tithing activities in the Friend
- Watch “Jesus Teaches about the Widow’s Mites”
- Lots of family history activities in the Friend
- Learn about being a good friend (and therefore being a good friend to the Lord) with these activities in the Friend
- Watch “Chapter 40: Visions in the Kirtland Temple,” in Doctrine and Covenants Stories, 157
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