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- Family Home Evening
- Scripture of the Week
- Primary Challenge
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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 12/23 for Kids
- What do these verses teach us about Jesus?
- Visit Christmas.ComeuntoChrist.org and pick several activities your family can do together this week to invite the Christmas spirit.
Draw prictures of Christ’s birth and ministry, then give them to someone as a Christmas gift.
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 12/23 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 12/23:
And he shall be called Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Father of heaven and earth, the Creator of all things from the beginning; and his mother shall be called Mary.
You can download these tracing sheets as a PDF.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 12/23 for Kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 12/23 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 12/23:
- 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 12/23 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 12/23
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Home and Church: Book of Mormon 2024 for Come Follow Me 12/23
- 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.
- Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures.
Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus (Children’s #36)
- Many prophets in the Book of Mormon prophesied of Christ’s birth, like we learned in FHE.
- What do we learn about the Savior in these verses?
How do the testimonies of these prophets in ancient America strengthen my testimony of Christ and His mission?
Download these paper ornaments to glue onto this tree and learn about different Christmas traditions around the world. (Note: this is technically an advent calendar, but you can do it however you want)
Tuesday Devotional (Christmas Eve)
Put on this “Christmas in the Americas: A Christmas Program” (December 2004 Friend). It’s a musical program about the Samuel the Lamanite, the Nephites, and Christ’s birth. Includes costume and prop ideas.
Wednesday Devotional (Christmas Day)
Wrap a picture of Jesus Christ like a Christmas present. Talk about favorite Christmas gifts you have received or hope to receive. Then unwrap the picture of Christ and discuss how He has been a precious gift for us.
He Sent His Son (Children’s #34)
- Why are we so excited that Jesus was born? After all, many other babies are born and we don’t ALL celebrate their birthdays.
- Jesus’s birth was important because He was the only person to be born with God as His earthly Father. He was perfect, and because of that He could perform the Atonement and die for our sins.
- Without His birth, we would never be able to return to the Celestial Kingdom.
- What do the scriptures tell us about His mission on earth?
What can I do this Christmas season to show my gratitude to the Savior?
Picture a Christmas (Children’s #50)
- Read the verses together. What do we learn about the Savior from these Book of Mormon prophets?
My favorite person [or story] in the Book of Mormon taught me that the Savior….
“Christmas Party” image search
Primary Children’s Activities for Come Follow Me 12/23
The Come, Follow Me – Home and Church: Book of Mormon 2024 manual suggests that you look at this month’s issue of the Friend magazine for more ideas.
There is also an activity page in this week’s section of the CFM manual.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 12/23
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 12/23 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 Meeting, 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 12/23
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 12/23
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian (or do them in the workbook if you purchased it from Amazon).
- Plan activities that your family can do in the days leading up to Christmas to feel the Spirit of Christ, such as serving someone or singing Christmas hymns together. See LighttheWorld.org for ideas.
- Read Bishop Gérald Caussé, “A Living Witness of the Living Christ,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2020, 39–40.
- Sing Christmas songs from the Children’s Songbook. Then do this “Christmas Music Quiz” (December 2004 Friend) Fill in the blanks of these beloved Christmas songs.
- “Christmas Puzzles” (December 2017 Friend) Includes three Christmas-themed word puzzles to figure out.
- “The Christmas Story from the Book of Mormon” (December 1985 Friend) A musical program about the Nephites’ belief in the Savior from the time of Nephi until the Christ was born.
- “The Christmas Tree” (December 2011 Liahona and Friend) Includes a crafting activity to create Christmas ornaments.
- “Family History Mystery: Christmas Traditions” (December 2015 Friend) An activity encouraging children to learn about their family Christmas traditions.
- “The First Christmas” (December 2014 Liahona and Friend) You can put on this play with your family, friends, or Primary class.
- For Parents of Little Ones: “Making Christmas Meaningful” (December 2017 Friend) Some activity ideas to help younger children understand the meaning of Christmas.
- “Let’s Give Him a Handel” (December 2017 Friend) Fill in the blanks in these sentences from Handel’s Messiah using Bible verses.
- “Merry Christmas” (December 2013 Friend) A Christmas program that uses the letters of Merry Christmas to perform with your family or Primary.
- “Nativity Cutouts” (December 2011 Friend) Make a Nativity set with these cutout figures.
- “Two Witnesses of Jesus’ Birth” (December 1988 Friend) A musical program about how both the Bible and the Book of Mormon testify of the Savior’s birth. Includes instructions to make shadow box puppets.
- Watch these videos:
- Sing-Along Video: “The Way to Bethlehem”. Click here for the sheet music.
- Sing-Along Video: “God’s Christmas Gift”. Click here for the sheet music.
- Sing-Along Video: “He Sent His Son”. Click here for the sheet music.
- Sing-Along Video: “Our Christmas Story Tree”. Click here for the sheet music.
- Sing-Along Video: “The Nativity”. Click here for the sheet music.
- Video Collection: “Bible Videos—The Life of Jesus Christ”
- Video: For Little Friends, “A Gift for Jesus
- Another Video: Mormon Messages, “Kids and Christmas”
- Video: Mormon Messages, “The Christmas Spirit”
- Another Video: Mormon Messages, “What Shall We Give?”
- Video: New Testament Stories, “Chapter 5: Jesus Christ Is Born”
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