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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 2/19 for Kids
Ye Elders of Israel (Hymns #319)
- Show pictures of a garden and a desert.
- How hard would it be to turn a desert into a garden?
- How does the Lord turn deserts in our lives into gardens?
- Read verses 4–7 and discuss what you can do to receive the joy mentioned in verse 3.
Pour some salt and pepper onto the table and make sand art with your fingers.
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 2/19 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 2/19: 2 Nephi 10:23
Therefore, cheer up your hearts, and remember that ye are free to act for yourselves—to choose the way of everlasting death or the way of eternal life.
You can download these tracing sheets as a PDF.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 2/19 for Kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 2/19 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 2/19:
- 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 2/19 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 2/19
- 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 2/19
- 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.
- Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures.
Come, Thou Glorious Day of Promise (Hymns #50)
- Nephi’s brother Jacob quotes a lot of Isaiah to the people, but it was difficult for them to understand. So he then explains it to them (and to us).
- Here is one of the verses from Isaiah. What do you think it means?
- God will prevail and has promised that those who follow Him will receive peace and happiness.
- Often, we want to receive the blessing and get disheartened when we are doing the right thing, but bad things still happen to us.
- The Lord will always keep his promises even if they aren’t fulfilled right now.
- What can we do to more faithfully “wait” for the Savior and His promised blessings?
- Watch “Jacob Teaches of the Resurrection”
What are some of God’s promises to me?
God keeps His promises rainbow (download the free PDF, instructions are on page 10)
He Sent His Son (Children’s #34)
- Nephi compares death of the spirit and body to a monster. How does that help you understand it?
- How did Jesus save us from both? How is it infinite?
- Jesus came to save everyone that would follow Him.
- He had paid the price for everyone, but the choice to accept it still belongs to every individual.
- Do you want to choose to follow Christ? How can you do that?
- Watch “Where Justice, Love, and Mercy Meet”
What can I do to choose to follow Christ today?
Lord, I Would Follow Thee (Hymns #220)
- Share examples in which a child makes a good choice or a bad choice. Invite your children to stand up when the choice brings happiness and sit down when the choice brings sadness.
- When have we felt happy because we made a choice to follow Jesus Christ?
- Sometimes people will make fun of us for keeping the commandments, saying we’re old-fashioned or not cool.
- Why is it important to trust God’s counsel even if we do not completely understand it?
How can I respond to people who make fun of me for keeping the commandments?
“Repentance and the Atonement” booklet
Come, Follow Me (Hymns #116)
- Draw a path in your journal (or on a blank sheet of paper). Label it “Heavenly Father’s Plan.”
- As you read these versees, look for the warnings and invitations Jacob gave to help us follow the Plan.
- Write down what you find along the path.
- How does Satan try to lead us away from God’s plan?
- How can we stay on the path?
“My Choices Have Consequences” scripture wheel
Smiles (Children’s #267a)
- Sometimes things in the world seem scary or sad.
- As you read these verses, how do you feel?
- You can remember these verses when you feel discouraged.
- We always have the choice to follow Jesus, even if we have made mistakes in the past.
When I feel sad, what can I do to feel happy?
Peace in America activity
Primary Children’s Activities for Come Follow Me 2/19
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 2/19
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 2/19 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 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 2/19
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 2/19
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian (or do them in the workbook if you purchased it from Amazon).
- “Repentance and the Atonement” booklet
- Watch “Jacob Encourages the Nephites to Be Reconciled with God”
- Read D. Todd Christofferson, “The Joy of the Saints,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2019
- Read “Rescue” (March 2005 Liahona and Friend) to find out how one boy learned more about the Atonement. Either make copies of the activity “Remembering Jesus Christ” (March 2005 Liahona and Friend) for each family member or cooperate as a family to complete one framed picture. For each section of the frame, name a way you can better remember the Savior.
- Show a picture of Adam and Eve, such as Leaving the Garden of Eden, and a picture of Jesus Christ on the cross. Consider asking them to describe what is happening in each picture. How are we like Adam and Eve? How did they feel to know that Jesus would come and make it so they could repent and return to God again?
- Read “Miles and Miles of Smiles” (September 2007 Liahona and Friend). Have each person in your family draw a smiling face on a piece of paper. Put the face near the mirror you look in most often. There are many ways to smile. Look in the mirror and try smiling with only your eyes, then try smiling with your lips closed. Smile with your teeth showing, and then with your mouth open. Keep the picture by the mirror all week as a reminder to smile.
- Ask the children to imagine that they heard a friend say that the commandments or teachings of the Church are foolish. What would they say to their friend?
- Help each child find a song about the Savior’s Atonement in either the hymnbook or the Children’s Songbook (the indexes in these books can help). Invite the children to find and share phrases from the song that describe what Jesus did for us.
- Sing the song “When We’re Helping” (Children’s Songbook, 198), and ask the children to listen for what makes us happy. Let the children take turns pretending to be a parent asking the other children to do something. Have the other children practice obeying joyfully.
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