Come Follow Me 2/20/2023 – Devotionals & FHE for Children
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- Family Home Evening
- Scripture of the Week
- Primary Challenge
- Sunday Activity Ideas
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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 2/20 for Kids
A Child’s Prayer (Children’s #12)
- 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?
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.
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:
If With All Your Hearts (Children’s #15)
- 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
What can I do today to get treasure in heaven?
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!)
A Child’s Prayer (Children’s #12)
- 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.
How can I improve my prayers today?
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.
A Prayer Song (Children’s #22a)
- 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
Fill out the printable prayer journal pages
Make a prayer jar
Love One Another (Hymns #308)
Matthew 7:1-5 JST
- 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.
What are some of the fruits of someone I know?
A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief (Hymns #29)
Matthew 7:21-23 JST
- 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.
How can I know Jesus better today?
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
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Watch Sermon on the Mount: The Lord’s Prayer
- “Sharing Time: Build upon My Rock” (February 1991 Friend). Includes instructions for a paper craft about the story of the wise man and the foolish man.
- Scripture Figures: “The Wise Man and the Foolish Man” (July 1999 Friend)
- Coloring Page – The Lord’s Prayer
- Lord’s Prayer Maze – Find your way through the maze by connecting each phrase of the Lord’s prayer
- Order the Lord’s Prayer – Cut out the animals and put the phrases from the Lord’s Prayer in the right order
- Praying to Our Father – Trace the words from the Lord’s Prayer. Use a blue crayon to trace the name for God in these words.
- Word Search – The Lord’s Prayer – Circle the words from the Lord’s Prayer
- Color by Number: Where Your Treasure Is – Color in the shapes to discover Jesus’ message to us in Matthew 6:21.
- A Rich Man’s Question – Unscramble the letters in red to complete the verses from Matthew 6:19-21 where Jesus answers a rich man’s question about how to attain eternal life.
- Treasure Chest – Cut out the qualities that are heaven-based treasures, and glue them in the treasure chest.
- Treasures No Thief Can Steal – Draw a line from the thief to the treasures the thief would be able to steal. Then draw a line from Joe and Sarah to the treasures no thief can steal.
- Word Search – Treasures in Heaven – Proverbs has many verses about true and lasting treasure. Fill in the missing words, in each verse, and then circle each word in the puzzle.
- Coloring Page – Love, Encourage, and Help Others
- Don’t Judge – Circle the underlined words from Matthew 7:1-5 where Jesus teaches about the importance of not judging others.
- Good Fruit – Color the apples that are good examples of how we should treat someone even when they make a mistake.
- Judge Not – Prodigal Son – Put the pictures from the story of the prodigal son in the correct order.
- Maze (Shep and Lily) – Help Shep and Lily find their way through the maze so they can hear Jesus’ sermon on not judging others.
- Color by Number – Jesus’ teaching about the good tree producing good fruit
- Good Fruit Word Search – Circle words from Jesus’ teachings about the good fruit
- The Tree and Its Fruit – Read the story of the good fruit and put the green words into the puzzle.
- The Tree of Good Fruit – Cut out the fruits that have good qualities or actions and paste them in the tree.
- Wolf or Sheep – Review the situations and circle the wolf if it’s a poor choice and the sheep if it’s a good choice.
- Build Your House on the Rock – Paste the objects with Godlike qualities in the house built on the rock and the objects with harmful qualities in the house built on the sand.
- Coloring Page – Color by Number: A Good Foundation
- A Good Foundation Crossword – Unscramble the words from Matthew 7:24-27 and then fit the words into the crossword puzzle
- Maze: Build on the Rock – Color the stars to put together Jesus’ advice on how to get through hard times.
- Two House Builders – Cut out the pictures of kids from the word bank to fill in the missing words of Jesus message about building a strong foundation.
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