Come Follow Me 12/13/2021 – Devotionals & FHE for Kids

Daily devotionals, Family Home Evening (FHE), and Sunday ideas for kids and young children that go with Come, Follow Me for 12/13/2021.

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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 12/13 for Kids

Song

Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth

Scripture

the family proclamation

Lesson

  • From the song and the proclamation, what kinds of things can we do to make our home more of a heaven on earth?
  • Pick one thing and work on it this week.
  • Why it important for our home to be like Heaven?
  • How can we make sure that our family is founded on the teachings of Jesus Christ?

Activity

Go around the room and tell each person what you love about them.

Treat

Make gingerbread houses

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 12/13 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 12/13: The Family: A Proclamation to the World paragraph 1

We, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.

Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures. You can download these tracing sheets as a PDF.

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 12/13 for kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 12/13 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 12/13:

  • 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 12/13 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 12/13
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 12/13
  • 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:

Monday Devotional

Song

I Lived in Heaven (Children’s #4)

Scripture

The Family: A Proclamation to the World paragraphs 1-2

Discussion

  • Even before we were born, we were part of a family—the family of our Heavenly Parents.
  • They created families here on earth to help us learn and grow. This week, we will be studying more about the roles of families.
  • In the pre-earth life, our spirits had gender: male and female, and that is part of our eternal identity.
  • What else do we learn about the pre-earth life in these paragraphs?

Journal Entry

What are some special things about me?

Activity

“Celebrating You!” (February 2016 Friend)

Tuesday Devotional

Song

Families Can Be Together Forever (Children’s #188)

Scripture

The Family: A Proclamation to the World paragraphs 3-4

Discussion

  • Eternal families with a father and a mother are Heavenly Father’s plan. Sometimes, families don’t turn out that way.
  •  But as President Henry B. Eyring taught, families “give God’s children the best chance to be welcomed to the world with the only love on earth that comes close to what we felt in heaven—parental love.”
  • We want to do all we can to be married in the temple and raise a righteous family, and that begins now in how we behave in our current families.
  • If you are in a home that is different than the model the Lord put in place, read this quote and discuss it:
    • Elder D. Todd Christofferson taught: “To declare the fundamental truths relative to marriage and family is not to overlook or diminish the sacrifices and successes of those for whom the ideal is not a present reality. … Everyone has gifts; everyone has talents; everyone can contribute to the unfolding of the divine plan in each generation. Much that is good, much that is essential—even sometimes all that is necessary for now—can be achieved in less than ideal circumstances. … With confidence we testify that the Atonement of Jesus Christ has anticipated and, in the end, will compensate all deprivation and loss for those who turn to Him. No one is predestined to receive less than all that the Father has for His children.”

Journal Entry

How can I prepare to be married and start my own family?

Activity

“Different Families” (July 2018 Friend)

Wednesday Devotional

Song

Love Is Spoken Here (Children’s #190)

Scripture

The Family: A Proclamation to the World paragraphs 5-6

Discussion

  • The Lord commanded that children should be born within marriage, not outside of it. This is called the Law of Chastity. (Explain more depending on the child’s age.)
  • What are the responsibilities of parents with regards to the children?

Journal Entry

How can I show my parents gratitude for what they do for me?

Activity

Coloring page: “Where love is, we want to be” (November 2015 Friend)

Thursday Devotional

Song

Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth (Hymns #298)

Scripture

The Family: A Proclamation to the World paragraph 7

Discussion

  • Satan is trying to attack the families.
  • What can we do to strengthen our families?

Journal Entry

What can I do today to make my family stronger?

Activity

Coloring Page: “Heavenly Father planned for me to come to a family. I can strengthen my family now.” (May 2008 Friend)

Friday Devotional

Song

We’ll Bring the World His Truth (Children’s #172) verse 1

Scripture

The Family: A Proclamation to the World paragraphs 8-9

Discussion

  • What are the warnings for parents who fail in their responsibilities? How can I help support my parents?
  • How can we help strengthen other families?
  • What is society’s responsibility towards families?

Journal Entry

Whose family can I help strengthen today?

Activity

“The Family” (February 2009 Friend). A crossword puzzle with clues from “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.”

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 12/13

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 12/13:

Invite the children to make a plan to do something to strengthen their families. Encourage them to share their plan with family members at home.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 12/13

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 12/13 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 12/13:

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 12/13

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