Come Follow Me 12/26/2022 – 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 12/26/2023.

If you find these Come Follow Me 12/26 devotionals and other ideas for kids useful, please share them with others!

You can get all of the devotionals here.

Last week’s devotional

Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 12/26 for Kids

Song

Faith (Childrens #96)

Scripture

Matthew 13:3-23

Lesson

  • Jesus taught that we need to be ready to listen to the gospel and receive it when we hear it.
  • Read Matthew 13:3-8 (different types of ground where the seeds fall.)
  • Matthew 13:23 Good ground is those who hear the gospel, understand it and do good works.

Activity

Go outside. Throw some seeds and see where it lands. Talk about how they think the seeds will grow in different ground.

Treat

Dirt cake

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 12/26 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 12/26:  James 1:5

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

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

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 12/26 for kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 12/26 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 12/26:

  • 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 12/26 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 12/26
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 12/26
  • 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

Come Follow Me (Hymns #116)

Scripture

Matthew 19:16-22

Discussion

  • What did the rich young ruler want to know?  What was Jesus’s answer?
  • Does this mean we have to give up all of our money?  What kinds of things does God ask us to give up to follow Him?

Journal Entry

What can I give up to better follow God?

Activity

Coloring page

Tuesday Devotional

Song

Teach Me to Walk in the Light (Children’s #177)

Scripture

John 7:17

Discussion

  • I am responsible for my own learning. I need to listen and learn, then go try it.
  • How do you learn a new game? Are you excited to go play it?
  • Can you be be excited to try something new in the gospel? (Like being nice to someone or inviting someone to church)

Journal Entry

What is a commandment I can try to keep this week?

Activity

Play Simon Says

Wednesday Devotional

Song

I Want to Be a Missionary Now (Children’s #168)

Scripture

Matthew 25:1–13

Discussion

  • What is a testimony? Why do I need one?
  • Story of the 5 wise virgins and the wedding: the oil is a symbol of their testimonies.
  • Those who didn’t have a testimony could go to the wedding. When things are hard if we don’t have a testimony we will miss out on blessings.

Journal Entry

How can I fill my lamp this week?

Activity

Make oil lamp

Thursday Devotional

Song

Search, Ponder, and Pray (Children’s #109)

Scripture

Luke 11:9–13

Discussion

  • I need to know the truth for myself – what I need to do to gain my own testimony.
  • Where does your testimony come from?

Journal Entry

How can I increase my testimony today?

Activity

Testimony flowers

Friday Devotional

Song

Teacher, Do you Love Me? (Children’s #178)

Scripture

Alma 5:45–46

Discussion

  • What should I do when I have questions?
  • Does Heavenly Father always tell us the answer right away?
  • Having a question is like trying to put together a puzzle. God knows everything, but he won’t put the puzzle together for us.  He will, however, give us a picture of what it should look like to help us along the way.

Journal Entry

What question do I have for Heavenly Father?

Activity

Put together a puzzle.

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 12/26

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 12/26:

How can you encourage children and their parents to learn from the New Testament at home? For example, you could invite the children to memorize one of the scriptures you discussed in class (it might help to break the scripture into short phrases) and share the verse with their families.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 12/26

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 12/26 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 12/26

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 12/26

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28 Comments

  1. Thank you for your efforts! I appreciate all of the time that you put into this to help guide others who are a little disorganized.

  2. Thank you! This is amazing! The link for the coloring page doesn’t work, but everything else seems to!
    Thank you for all your time and effort!!

  3. Wonderfully simplistic and completely full of active learning opportunities! I love your site and will be recommending it to all our friends with young children! Keep up the good work and know your talents will be strengthening many homes and families this year. Mine included. ❤️

  4. This is exactly what I have been wanting for my family. Please keep up the good work. I have 4 kids 6 and under and this is a perfect way to help them learn. I am going to print off the journal entry for my kids and let them write it or draw a picture. I am so excited to have found this site! Thank you!!!!!

    1. Like in a PDF? We can work on that! The problem is that we won’t have the activities themselves in the PDF since we get them from other websites.

    1. We will work on that! The problem is that we won’t have the activities themselves in the PDF since we get them from other websites. But we can put the link in them.

  5. Thank you so much for doing this!!! I really appreciate the PDF that you’ve put together too!!! This is amazing!!!

  6. This is such a great resource that allows me to easily digest the lesson throughout the week with my young children. You’re awesome for putting this together and more importantly for sharing it. Thank you!

  7. Thank you so much for all the work you have and are putting into this. It has brought such a great spirit into our home this week and the kids have enjoyed this so much! You are blessing so many families!

  8. Thanks for putting together this website. I love how it’s put together. We have enjoyed using this resource for our family.

  9. We completed the 1st week using your suggestions. It was great to break it up into smaller chunks as part of our morning devotional. We hadn’t had a morning devotional for at least a year. It gives us more opportunities to be together each day. I chose to do it during or just before breakfast. I think it helped with kids’ attention span- at least for the 2 primary aged kids. We have 4 YM who probably could have studied it all in one setting. Still, I like the “here a little, there a little” approach to learning.

    We are still studying the Book of Mormon in the evening before bed.

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