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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 12/18 for Kids
Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful (Hymns #202)
- Put on a nativity play.
- What is your favorite part of Christ’s birth? Why?
Go caroling. You can just sing Christmas songs together as a family as well.
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 12/18 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 12/18: Luke 2:7
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 12/18 for Kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 12/18 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 12/18:
- 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 12/18 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 12/18
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 12/18
- 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:
Christmas Bells (Children’s #54)
- What do you know about Jesus Christ before He was born?
- He was Jehovah, Creator of the earth and God to the people of the old testament.
- What does it mean to you that He was born just like we were? In even more humble circumstances?
What does Christ’s birth mean to me?
Silent Night (Hymns #204)
- Why did Christ come to earth? To perform the Atonement.
- He also came to show us the way we should live and to teach and rescue.
- How is our mission different than His?
- What can we learn from Christ’s purpose on the earth?
What is one thing I can do this week to follow Jesus’s example?
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Hymns #209)
- Watch this nativity video together. (The Nativity by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)
- Discuss what you feel as you watch it.
How can I be humble like Jesus?
Picture a Christmas (Children’s #50)
- Christ’s birth and the events surrounding it were miraculous.
- However, that was not what made it special. It was special because of what Christ would do.
- His mission was to perform the Atonement so that we could overcome death as well.
- Christ made it possible for all of us to have Eternal Life.
- How does that change how you think about Christmas?
What is my favorite story about Jesus’s life?
Joy to the World (Hymns #201)
- This scripture contains many of the things Jesus did for us.
- What has the Lord done for you?
- How has this blessed your life?
What are some of my blessings from Jesus?
Blessings Craft Sticks (third activity in the list, does not need to be Thanksgiving-themed)
Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 12/18
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 12/18:
Encourage the children to find at least one way to serve someone else or come closer to Jesus Christ this Christmas.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 12/18
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 12/18 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 12/18
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 12/18
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Tons of free printables – activities and coloring pages about Christmas and Jesus’s birth.
- Watch a First Presidency Christmas devotional
- For Parents of Little Ones: “Remembering Christ at Christmas” (December 2018 Friend). Activity ideas for helping young children remember Jesus during Christmastime.
- Watch the video “The Christ Child”
- “Christmas around the World” (December 2019 Friend). Make these snacks and crafts from around the world to celebrate Jesus Christ’s birth.
- Read “The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles.”
- “Christmas Cards” (December 1971 Friend). Ideas for making different kinds of homemade Christmas cards.
- Jesus’ Birth – lots of free printables
- “The Christmas Pony” (December 2014 Friend). A coloring page and activity ideas go along with a story about young President Monson.
- Birth of the Messiah – free printable activities
- “The Christmas Tree” (December 2011 Liahona and Friend). Includes a crafting activity to create Christmas ornaments.
- “Christmas Tree Matching” (December 2009 Friend). Match the colors and shapes and color the Christmas tree.
- “Funstuff: My Christmas List” (December 2014 Friend). Unscramble the words to learn what you can do to remember the Savior this season.
- “In the Giving Spirit” (December 2009 Friend). Find the scenes showing acts of kindness in this illustration of people in a city spreading Christmas cheer.
- “Nativity Craft” (December 2012 Friend). Learn to draw a sheep and make a stable from a shoebox and craft sticks.
- Lots more Christmas ideas from the Friend.
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