Come Follow Me 12/7/2020 – Devotionals & FHE for Kids

Daily devotionals, Family Home Evening (FHE), and Sunday ideas for kids and young children that go with Come, Follow Me for 12/7/2020.

You can get all of the devotionals here.

Last week’s devotional

Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 12/7

Song

The Thirteenth Article of Faith

Scripture

Moroni 7:12–19

Lesson

  • Have everyone go on a scavenger hunt to find 2-3 things that bring them joy.
  • Do these things bring us temporary joy or long-term joy?
  • Moroni taught that we should lay hold upon things that invite us to do good and love God and others.
  • What things should we focus on?
  • What things should we let go?

Activity

Take turns thinking of something you like and then thinking of a better and best version of it.

Treat

Almond joy cookies

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 12/7

Work on memorizing this scripture during the week for Come Follow Me 12/7: Moroni 7:47

But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him.

Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures.

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 12/7

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 127/ devotionals!  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 12/7:

  • 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 12/7 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 12/7
  • 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.

Monday Devotional

Song

Choose the Right (Hymns #239)

Scripture

Moroni 7:12–20

Discussion

  • We are now almost at the end of the Book of Mormon. Before Moroni tells us his last words, though, he wants to tell us about some important things he learned in letters from his father Mormon. We will study those letters this week.
  • There are so many different ideas in the world. How can we tell which ones are right or wrong? What does Mormon say in these verses?
  • Talk about some experiences you have had as a family or individually and point out how to tell the difference.

Activity

Coloring page: “I Can Make Good Choices” (February 2018 Liahona and Friend)

Journal Entry

How can I know if something is right?

Tuesday Devotional

Song

I Pledge Myself to Love the Right (Children’s #161)

Scripture

Moroni 7:20–48

Discussion

  • After teaching about how to distinguish between good and evil, Mormon asked a question that seems relevant today: “How is it possible [to] lay hold upon every good thing?”
  • The question is answered in the verses we’ll read – what is the answer?

Activity

Play “hot potato”

Journal Entry

How do I lay hold on every good thing.

Wednesday Devotional

Song

Love One Another (Hymns #308)

Scripture

Moroni 7:44–48

Discussion

  • President Dallin H. Oaks observed: “The reason charity never fails and the reason charity is greater than even the most significant acts of goodness … is that charity, ‘the pure love of Christ’ (Moro. 7:47), is not an act but a condition or state of being. … Charity is something one becomes”
  • What is charity? How can I have charity?
  • Why can’t you have charity without faith or hope?

Activity

Go through toys and donate some that are no longer played with. (This is especially good with Christmas coming up soon!)

Journal Entry

What can I do to show charity today?

Thursday Devotional

Song

How Dear to God Are Little Children (Children’s #180)

Scripture

Moroni 9:9

Discussion

  • This is an extremely heavy lesson, and what’s appropriate varies depending on age and experiences of each child.
  • You may want to simplify this lesson to explaining about age-appropriate behaviors and how a child’s body is their own.
  • Use this chart to guide what would be appropriate to discuss with your child.
  • **Please do NOT skip this lesson because it may be uncomfortable for you. It is extremely important to have these kinds of conversations with your children.**

Activity

These object lessons are useful in explaining to children. (Don’t worry, they’re not about wadded up dollar bills or chewed up gum. #3 fits perfectly with Elder Scott’s quote in this section of the Come Follow Me 12/7 lessons.

Journal Entry

How can I keep my thoughts clean?

Friday Devotional

Song

Nearer, My God, to Thee (Hymns #100)

Scripture

Moroni 8:16–17, 9:25–26

Discussion

  • After describing the wickedness he had seen, Mormon told his son not to grieve.
  • What impresses you about Mormon’s message of hope?
  • What does it mean to you for Christ to “lift [you] up”?
  • How can Christ help you things feel really awful?

Activity

Coloring Page: “Jesus Can Help Me Do Hard Things” (October 2019 Liahona and Friend)

Journal Entry

What can I do when things feel bad to turn to Christ?

Primary Assignment for Come Follow Me 12/7

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 12/7:

Encourage the children to think of someone who might be seeking greater faith or hope in Jesus Christ. Invite the children to share with that person something they learned in class today.

Sunday Ideas for Come Follow Me 12/7

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 12/7 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.

Here are some activities that go along with this week’s topic in Come Follow Me 12/7:

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