Come Follow Me 12/19/2022 – Devotionals & FHE for Kids
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You can get all of the devotionals here.Last week’s devotional
- Family Home Evening
- Scripture of the Week
- Primary Challenge
- Sunday Activity Ideas
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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 12/19 for Kids
The Nativity Song (Children’s #52) all verses (or at least 2, 4, 5)
Matthew 1:18–25; 2:1–12; Luke 1:26–38; 2:1–20 (or just watch the video)
- Have each family member choose a person from the story and share how they think that person felt about the Savior.
- Have each family member share their own feelings about Him.
Sing or listen to Christmas songs while drawing pictures of your favorite part of the Savior’s birth.
Make any of these Christmas treats
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 12/19 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 12/19: Isaiah 25:8
He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.
Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures. You can download these tracing sheets as a PDF.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 12/19 for kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 12/19 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 12/19:
- 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 12/19 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 12/19
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 12/19
- 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:
Away in a Manger (Children’s #42)
Psalms 23:1; 83:18; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; 12:2; 63:16; Amos 4:13; Zechariah 14:16; Moses 7:53
- Jesus Christ is referred to by many different names and titles.
- What titles do you find in the following verses? What other titles can you think of?
- How does each title influence the way you think about Him?
What is my favorite title about Christ? Why?
Once within a Lowly Stable (Children’s #41)
Psalm 35:9; Isaiah 25:8–9; 44:21–24; 51:11; Zephaniah 3:14–20; Moses 5:5–11
- Christmas is known as a joyful season because of the joy that Jesus Christ brings to the world.
- Centuries before the Savior was born, Old Testament prophets also felt joy as they spoke of the coming Messiah.
- Why are the verses we read precious to them? To us?
What joy do you feel about Jesus?
Picture a Christmas (Children’s #50)
Genesis 22:8; Exodus 12:5; 1 Peter 1:18–20
Exodus 16:4, 12–21, 31; Deuteronomy 8:3; John 6:30–40
- Many of the traditions associated with Christmas can have symbolic meanings that point us to Christ.
- Star-shaped decorations represent the bright star that shone the night of Jesus’s birth.
- Carolers can remind us of the angels who appeared to the shepherds.
- There were lots of symbols in the Old Testament. What are some we read about and what do they mean?
Make a chart or list with each symbol and its meaning as you read about them.
Who Is the Child? (Children’s #46)
Exodus 17:1–6; Jeremiah 2:13; Ezekiel 47:1–12; John 4:7–14).
Isaiah 11:1–2; Jeremiah 23:5; 33:15
- (see Wednesday)
Sleep, Little Jesus (Children’s #47)
Psalm 27:1; Isaiah 9:2; 60:19; Micah 7:8; John 8:12
1 Samuel 2:2; 2 Samuel 22:2–3; Psalm 118:22–23; Isaiah 28:16; Ephesians 2:20
- (see Wednesday)
Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 12/19
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 12/19:
Invite the children to share with their families or a friend something they have learned about Jesus Christ from the Old Testament. Encourage them to begin studying the New Testament this week.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 12/19
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 12/19 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 12/19:
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 12/19
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Read or listen to Russell M. Nelson, “Joy and Spiritual Survival,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2016, 81–84.
- Look up Types or Symbols of Christ,” in Guide to the Scriptures and talk about more of the symbols of the Savior.
- Lots of free printables about Jesus’ birth
- More free printable worksheets about Jesus’ birth
- Make these Wise Men Christmas Ornament (Colorable) and Mary and Joseph Christmas Ornament (Colorable)
- Tons of Christmas ideas from the Friend
- Watch “The Nativity”
- Watch “The Christ Child: A Nativity Story”
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