Come Follow Me 12/25/2023 – 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 12/25/2023.

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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 12/25 for Kids

Song

Before I Take the Sacrament (Children’s #73)

Scripture

Revelation 22:1–4 and Revelation 13:16–17.

Lesson

  • What do you think it means to have the Savior’s name on our foreheads?
  • When else do we promise to take upon ourselves Christ’s name?

Activity

Place names of scripture heroes on your foreheads and try to guess which one you have using clues from other people.

Treat

Sweet surprise pull-apart bread

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 12/25 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 12/25: Revelation 20:12

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

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

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 12/25 for Kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 12/25 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 12/25:

  • 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 12/25 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 12/25
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 12/25
  • 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

Ye Elders of Israel (Hymns #319)

Scripture

Revelation 18:4

Discussion

  • When we are commanded to flee Babylon, that means we leave the world behind and all the bad things in it.
  • What are some things in the world today that we need to leave behind?
  • What are some things in your life that are keeping you in the world and away from Heavenly Father?

Journal Entry

What can I leave behind?

Activity

Make your own magazine, video, etc. that is wholesome.

Tuesday Devotional

Song

I Will Follow God’s Plan (Children’s #164)

Scripture

Revelation 20:12–15

Discussion

  • We will be judged out of the book of life. This is meant to represent all the things we did in life.
  • If someone was to write a book about you, what you want written in it?
  • If you knew someone was recording everything you did, would you live your life differently?
  • What are some things you would change?

Journal Entry

What can I write in my journal next year?

Activity

Get a simple spiral notebook and decorate the cover to make each child their own journal that they can record the following year.

Wednesday Devotional

Song

The Seventh Article of Faith (Children’s #126b)

Scripture

Revelation 22:18–19

Discussion

  • Sometimes this verse can be confusing. Does it mean that there is not any more scripture?
  • It does not. John was saying that no one should change his revelations as they were written.
  • God did reveal more scripture (some of the bible was written after John’s book of revelation) including the Book of Mormon and modern day revelation.

Journal Entry

What do I remember from General Conference that is modern revelation?

Activity

Coloring page to keep track of reading the scriptures every day.

Thursday Devotional

Song

The Second Article of Faith (Children’s #122b)

Scripture

Revelation 20:12

Discussion

  • Because Adam and Eve ate the fruit, sin came into the world.
  • None of us are perfect and will all be judged.
  • Each of us has a Book of Life that records everything we do and say for Judgment Day.
  • Jesus’s Atonement lets us erase things if we repent and follow Him.
  • How we feel on Judgment Day will be up to us.

Journal Entry

How can Judgment Day be a joyful day for me?

Activity

“Article of Faith 2” (February 2011 Friend)

Friday Devotional

Song

Beautiful Zion, Built Above (Hymns #44)

Scripture

Revelation 21:2-4

Discussion

  • The New Jerusalem, or Zion, will be built. It will be joined with the City of Enoch.
  • What do we learn about that beautiful place from these verses?
  • What will it be like to live there? Who gets to live there?
  • How can we make our home like New Jerusalem?

Journal Entry

What can I do to prepare to live in New Jerusalem?

Activity

John Wrote About Heaven Puzzle

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 12/25

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 12/25:

Help the children prepare to read the Book of Mormon next year by inviting them to ask a family member or friend to share a favorite verse or story from the Book of Mormon.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 12/25

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 12/25 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 12/25

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 12/25

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