Come Follow Me 12/18/2023 – Devotionals & FHE for Children

Daily devotionals, Family Home Evening (FHE), and Sunday ideas for kids and young children that go with Come, Follow Me for 12/18/2023.

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You can get all of the devotionals here.

Last week’s devotionals

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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 12/18 for Kids

Song

Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful (Hymns #202)

Scripture

 Luke 2:1–20 

Lesson

  • Put on a nativity play.
  • What is your favorite part of Christ’s birth? Why?

Activity

Go caroling. You can just sing Christmas songs together as a family as well.

Treat

Crockpot hot chocolate

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.

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

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:

Monday Devotional

Song

Christmas Bells (Children’s #54)

Scripture

John 17:5

Discussion

  • 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?

Journal Entry

What does Christ’s birth mean to me?

Activity

Nativity Egg Carton

Tuesday Devotional

Song

Silent Night (Hymns #204)

Scripture

Luke 4:16–21

Discussion

  • 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?

Journal Entry

What is one thing I can do this week to follow Jesus’s example?

Activity

Doctrine of Christ puzzle

Wednesday Devotional

Song

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Hymns #209)

Scripture

2 Corinthians 8:9

Discussion

  • 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.

Journal Entry

How can I be humble like Jesus?

Activity

Christmas Finger Puzzle

Thursday Devotional

Song

Picture a Christmas (Children’s #50)

Scripture

1 Corinthians 15:21–26

Discussion

  • 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?

Journal Entry

What is my favorite story about Jesus’s life?

Activity

Jesus’s life in letters

Friday Devotional

Song

Joy to the World (Hymns #201)

Scripture

Colossians 1:12–22

Discussion

  • This scripture contains many of the things Jesus did for us.
  • What has the Lord done for you?
  • How has this blessed your life?

Journal Entry

What are some of my blessings from Jesus?

Activity

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

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