Come Follow Me 2/20/2023 – 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 2/20/2023.

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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 2/20 for Kids

Song

A Child’s Prayer (Children’s #12)

Scripture

Luke 11:1; Matthew 6:5–13

Lesson

  • Jesus’ disciples wanted to know how to pray.
  • What kinds of things did Jesus pray for?
  • What kinds of things do you pray for?
  • And what kind of help do you need?
  • What kind of things are outside your control?
  • What kinds of things do you need help making decisions with?

Activity

Make a list of all the things you are thankful for. Cut the list into pieces and put in a jar. Every day each child picks one out and says thank you for that blessing in all their prayers.

Treat

Jelly bean prayers or prayer pretzels

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 2/20 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 2/20: Matthew 7:21

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

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

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 2/20 for Kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 2/20 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 2/20:

  • 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 2/20 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 2/20
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 2/20
  • 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

If With All Your Hearts (Children’s #15)

Scripture

Matthew 6:19-20

Discussion

  • Read the scripture above
  • Will treasures in heaven be real gold and silver or jewels?  No, instead if will be happiness and joy in living with Heavenly Father and Jesus and our families for eternity.
  • Watch this video of the Sermon on the Mount.  Periodically stop and discuss what Jesus says we can do to lay up treasure in heaven

Journal Entry

What can I do today to get treasure in heaven?

Activity

Treasures in heaven ice cubes.  (Note: you will need to make these ice cubes a few days in advance of this devotional.  If you forgot, just do this one on Friday instead!)

Tuesday Devotional

Song

A Child’s Prayer (Children’s #12)

Scripture

Matthew 6:5-6

Discussion

  • Outline the four parts of prayer:
    • Address Heavenly Father
    • Thank Him for blessings
    • Ask Him for needs
    • Close in the name of Jesus Christ
  • Explain that prayer can be a conversation.  Just like we’re ask our family members what they did that day, prayer is a way of telling Heavenly Father about our day.
    • Each morning, we tell Him what we will do and ask for His help.
    • Each evening, we tell Him how our day was, thank Him for His help, and ask for any forgiveness or blessings needed.

Journal Entry

How can I improve my prayers today?

Activity

Read this poem and go for a walk to find and make a pet prayer rock.  Instead of making it a pet, you may choose to just paint it and then coat it in mod podge.

Wednesday Devotional

Song

A Prayer Song (Children’s #22a)

Scripture

Matthew 6:7-13

Discussion

  • Read verse 7 and discuss what “vain repetitions” means (that we should have sincere prayers, not just repeating the same words over and over)
  • Read verse 8-13 together.  This is an example from Jesus of a good prayer.
    • As you read, pause after each sentence and ask what you can learn about prayer from what Jesus did

Journal Entry

Fill out the printable prayer journal pages

Activity

Make a prayer jar

Thursday Devotional

Song

Love One Another (Hymns #308)

Scripture

Matthew 7:1-5 JST

Discussion

  • When you go to the grocery store to buy apples or other fruit, do you just grab the closest fruit?  No, you look at them to make sure they aren’t rotten or that there are no bruises or damage.
  • The “fruits” of a person are the things that come from – how do they act to others?  What words do they use?
  • We can be fruit inspectors.  There will be some people we meet who aren’t good friends to us – maybe they’re mean to us or others.  We can’t judge them (and say they won’t go to the Celestial Kingdom), but we can be fruit inspectors and see if they will be good friends by looking at their “fruits”
  • Even if they have bad fruits, that doesn’t mean we should be mean to them.  That is judging unrighteously.  Sometimes when others aren’t nice to us, it is because they are feeling sad. If we just get mad at them, it doesn’t help. Try thinking about how others are feeling.

Journal Entry

What are some of the fruits of someone I know?

Activity

Fruit Bingo

Friday Devotional

Song

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief (Hymns #29)

Scripture

Matthew 7:21-23 JST

Discussion

  • When we meet someone knew, how do we get to know them better?  By doing things together, like playing!  We learn about them.
  • I come to know Jesus Christ by doing His will – I follow His example and doing His commandments.  It is our choice to get to know Jesus better. We do that by doing what he wants.

Journal Entry

How can I know Jesus better today?

Activity

Know who Jesus is coloring page

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 2/20

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 2/20:

Invite the children to share with their families their favorite teaching from the Sermon on the Mount.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 2/20

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 2/20 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 2/20

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 2/20

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